The National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) of the Republic of Indonesia recently held an online knowledge sharing session with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The session, conducted on the morning of June 5th, 2020 (Jakarta time) was attended by 94 NIPA officials and GGGI representatives from the Indonesia and Colombia country offices. In the knowledge sharing session, GGGI Indonesia promoted the idea of green growth, its urgencies and importance vis-à-vis the work that civil apparatus do in Indonesia.
For the attending civil apparatus from NIPA who were responsible in establishing trainings and curricula for bureaucrats, the green growth mainstreaming was accepted as an essential complementary to sustainable principles the government seeks to internalize. The way such internalization would happen however is a difficult task in itself, and therein then came GGGI Colombia’s success story of establishing green growth training modules e-learning. The green growth training modules (GGTM) that were launched in early 2020 are divided into 9 thematic areas ranging from circular economy to green jobs and many others.
According to Cristian Rivera Machado, the Green Growth Officer of GGGI Colombia, the GGTM targets a broad range of the population including the private sector, government officials and general citizens. He adds that as of June 2020, the number of users has reached 23,000 with certified users reaching 4,000. Such success shows that the exposure of users towards the messages of green growth can be easily replicated and provide useful to a country like Indonesia. The peer learning between GGGI Member Countries was very much appreciated by NIPA as a medium to discuss and provide solutions to development issues.
Written by Ardhi Arsala Rahmani, a consultant working for the Knowledge and Capacity Development workstream in GGGI Indonesia