Monday, 09 November 2015 00:00

Training on Eco-Industrial Development (EID) Principles for Region III, Indonesia

Bali,29 October 2015.PAKLIM and Ministry of Industry (MoI) have been working together to develop and create initial plans to drive the approaches on structuring the activities related to development of sustainable industrial areas (SIA) in Indonesia as one means of climate change mitigation strategies and instruments.  The government has put their first priority and committed to accelerate the development of industrial areas and special economic zones in eastern region of Indonesia, in which MoI will facilitate the development of 7 prioritized Industrial areas at Bitung (North Sulawesi), Palu (Central Sulawesi), Morowali (Central Sulawesi), Konawe (Southeast Sulawesi), Bantaeng (South Sulawesi), East Halmahera (North Maluku), and Bintuni Bay (West Papua). MoI have expressed a need for initial actions of eco-industrial development (EID) at region III, eastern part of Indonesia. Thus, in order to increase the awareness on overall concept of EID principles at region III, a series of broad-based training is planned to be held as a starting point, supported by PAKLIM. On Wednesday, 29th October, a workshop specifically designed to the central and local government was successfully held at Santika Hotel Kuta Bali, in conjunction with MoI’s discussion of finalization of WPPI (Wilayah Pusat Pertumbuhan Industri) Masterplan conducted on 28th October 2015. The workshop was designed towards setting up such common understanding on basic concept of EID, participated by more than 25 people as representatives from Ministry of Industry, local governments (Bappeda, DisPerinDag) from region III (Halmahera timur, Halmahera tengah, Bintuni, Morotai, Papua, Papua Barat), government-owned enterprises of PT Pupuk Indonesia and PT Antam, and also MoI’s external experts from University of Indonesia and PT Surveyor Indonesia. Dr Markus Francke as PAKLIM work area industry’s team leader, opened the session by giving a short presentation on PAKLIM’s background and the relation to SIA activities, followed by three modules of training through presentations and active discussion with the topic of: Concept of Sustainable Industrial Development, Introduction to Sustainable Industrial Areas, Best Practices for Introducing Sustainable Industrial Areas. The presentations were followed by FGD (focus group discussion), with the objectives to define problems related to SIA, exchanging/sharing experiences both from public and private sectors, unblocking any obstacles encountered. As a result, it was identified that all participants are very keen to apply the 4 pillars of SIA (organization, environment, economy, and social) within their scope of responsibility at their regions, although an improvement of coordination among different stakeholders involved is crucial. By the end of the training, the participants expressed their appreciation to PAKLIM and made a suggestion to have more capacity building facilitated by PAKLIM at different areas within their regions. All the materials are publically available. For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.