Led by the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) as GGGI focal point in Indonesia, delegates from Indonesia attended the Global Green Growth Week 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 17-20.
Indonesia delegation consisted of Teni Widuriyanti SE. MA., Director of Funding Planning and Development of BAPPENAS, Nizhar Marizi Ph.D., Head of Sub-Directorate of Clean Energy and Energy Conservation of BAPPENAS, Dwi Utari Perbowo, Head of Sub-Division for Other Climate Finance of the Ministry of Finance (MoF), and Puji Lestari, Section Head of Environmental Statistics of the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS).
Representing MoF, Dwi Utari Perbowo spoke at the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Workshop and Project Preparation Clinic, explaining MoF’s plans to use the GCF Readiness Fund to strengthen Indonesia’s Fiscal Policy Agency (BKF) as the National Designated Authority (NDA) in Indonesia. The workshop aimed to build a better understanding of how NDAs and Direct Access Entities (DAEs) operate, encourage knowledge sharing among all NDAs and DAEs, and help drive forward the development of projects and project pipelines.
Puji Lestari of BPS sat in the panel of expert speakers at the Soft Launch of the Green Growth Index, an evidenced-based, quantitative performance measurement tool in development at GGGI. The new tool is intended to allow users to compare green growth performance across countries using a common scale, and to engage users in discovering the opportunities green growth offers for achieving socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic development. Puji Lestari had the opportunity to “road test” the pilot version and therefore was invited to reveal the tool’s relevance to Indonesia in particular, but also to provide critical feedback based on her statistical expertise to ensure all stakeholders’ preferences and priorities are properly incorporated in further development and improvement of the tool.
At GGGI Assembly and Council Meeting, Teni Widuriyanti and Nizhar Marizi represented Indonesia as one of the contributing member countries of GGGI, reporting progress of the Green Growth Program in Indonesia, explaining challenges and plans forward, as well as conveying valuable inputs to strengthen GGGI as an international organization.