Partnership agreement signed with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

11 September, 2012

Indonesia press conference

At our first conference held in Indonesia, we signed an agreement with the Centre for Policy Analysis and Development of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work together in convening international discussion events.

Indonesia’s economic development: contributing to a sustainable growth pattern

Tuesday 11 – Thursday 13 September 2012 (WP1152)

Indonesian policy makers and other experts in the fields of economics and sustainability will meet in Jakarta between 11 and 13 September to discuss ‘Indonesia’s economic development: contributing to a sustainable growth pattern‘. The conference aims to promote open discussion of green growth issues and illustrate the need for, and provide examples of, good practice in sustainability Amanda consumer/market incentives for sustainable policies. The conference is held in cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the British Embassy in Jakarta.

Among those taking part in the conference are Indonesia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr R M Marty M Natalegawa, Dr Lukita Dinarsyah Tiwo, Vice Minister of National Development Planning, Dana Kartakusama, Assistant Minister, Economy and Sustainable Development, Ministry of the Environment, Justin Lee, Australia’s Ambassador for Climate Change and Peter Holmgren, Director General at the Centre for International Forestry Research in Bogor. Download a copy of the conference programme.

The conference started with a press conference and an inaugural dinner at which Professor Rachmar Witoelar, the President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change and Executive Chair of the National Council for Climate Change spoke. The dinner was sponsored by Shell Indonesia.

The Memorandum of Understanding between Wilton Park and the Centre for Policy Planning and Development of the Indonesian MFA provides for cooperation in “organising discussions, conferences or other events on a regular basis” on a range of issues from defence and security to human rights, democracy, good governance and inter-faith dialogue, trade and investment, and topics related to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Asian region.  It was signed by Ambassador Pitono Purnomo, Head of the Centre of Policy Analysis and Development, and Richard Burge, Chief Executive of Wilton Park.

Indonesia MOU signing

Richard Burge and Pitono Purnomo

 

Wilton Park is currently discussing similar long-term partnerships with other countries.

Further information

Interview with Mr Anies Baswedan, Rector of Paramadina University, where he shares his views about Wilton Park and Indonesia.

 

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