SDG Academy Indonesia, UNDP Indonesia Conclude Circular Economy Dialogue Series with Nippon Closures Co, Ltd.

March 15, 2023

The fifth, and final, dialogue in the Circular Economy series, conducted by UNDP and the SDG Academy discussed the future of the Circular Economy in eco-friendly manufacturing, financing schemes and efficient waste prevention, collection and recycling.

SDG Academy Indonesia

Jakarta, 15 March 2023 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the SDG Academy Indonesia today concluded its Circular Economy (CE) dialogue series, a full-fledged program focusing on mainstreaming the implementation of the Circular Economy in Indonesia. The series of five dialogues was led by SDG Academy Indonesia under the partnership between UNDP Indonesia, Japanese manufacturing company, Nippon Closures Co., Ltd (NCC) and corporate innovation accelerator Intellectual Capital Management Group Pte., Ltd (ICMG).

Conducted virtually between October 2022 and March 2023, the series featured panelists from Indonesia and Japan from the government, NGOs, the private sector and start-ups Participants were from various entities including national and local government, academia, NGOs, CSOs, private sectors, and university students. The themes  focused on implementation of CE and its implications on  the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

The first dialogue discussed the future of the Circular Economy in both Japan and Indonesia. Successive sessions discussed practices in such areas as eco-friendly manufacturing, financing schemes and efficient waste prevention and collection. It also discussed eco-materials and recycling activities. The final, fifth dialogue, called for implementing CE principles both in Indonesia and Japan.

Speaking at the conclusion of the series, Mr. Muhammad Husain, Director of SDG Academy Indonesia was optimistic about the Circular Economy becoming common practice in Indonesia, with its focus on reducing material consumption, waste, and emissions while sustaining growth.

 “Over the course of these dialogues, we have heard best practices from both Indonesia and Japan. These discussions have enriched our understanding of the Circular Economy and its implementation. I hope participants have been encouraged to carry forward these discussions and support national ambitions to strengthen commitment to the Circular Economy.” he said.

In the weeks ahead, SDG Academy Indonesia will continue to develop capacity building programs on the Circular Economy with NCC and ICMG. The series of activities will highlight several key issues on CE implementation, one of which being its impact on gender equality. Inclusive society is a necessary foundation to successfully transform to circular economic model, andthe Academy encourages stronger participation of women as part of efforts to ensure we leave no one behind.

Jointly initiated by UNDP Indonesia, Bappenas, and Tanoto Foundation, SDG Academy Indonesia is a platform acting as the learning-hub to localize SDGs in Indonesia through knowledge empowerment. The capacity building programs offered by the Academy are targeted to stakeholders from government and non-government sectors, with the aim of preparing leaders to accelerate the achievement of SDGs in Indonesia. The Academy expects that these SDGs’ stakeholders can help Indonesia build back better, while at the same time achieve the 2030 global agenda comprehensively.


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