Jakarta, February 23, 2022 – The Ministry of Development Planning opened its first meeting of the DWG by organizing a hybrid seminar on February 23, 2022. The side event presents the priorities of the Indonesian Presidency on the DWG through a series of hybrid seminars: “Adaptive social protection to mitigate risks and respond to crises”. and followed by a seminar on “Addressing Challenges and Maximizing Opportunities in Implementing Green and Blue Economy in Developing Countries, LDCs and SIDS”.
Mr. Scenaider CH Siahaan, Chairman of the Indonesian Presidency of the G20 DWG opened the side event for the participants. He touched on several key points of the Indonesian priorities of the G20 DWG. The opening session was then followed by a keynote address by Ms. Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti, Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas. She explained the long-standing impact of COVID-19 and pre-existing policy that has not addressed long-term sustainability and resilience and the need to redesign policies to be more sustainable, what idea is encompassed in economic transformation. The following keynote address was delivered by Ms. Vivi Yulaswati, Expert to the Minister of Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas. She explained in more detail the consequences of COVID-19 on the global increase in poverty, its lasting impacts have contributed to an increase in human and capital losses. This required close cooperation and a long-term political approach.
The side event then moved to the first seminar: “Adaptive Social Protection to Mitigate Risks and Respond to Crises”, which aimed to highlight best practices for the successful implementation of adaptive social protection and explored other actions for G20 member states and international organizations to mobilize the implementation of adaptive social protection. Adaptive social protection in developing countries, LDCs and SIDS. To fully capture the focus and discussion of the seminar, the Indonesian G20 DWG Presidency was honored to have distinguished speakers: Maliki, Director of Poverty Alleviation and Community Empowerment, Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas. He highlighted the importance of designing adaptive social protection (ASP) programs in Indonesia. Shiri K. Gounder, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Republic of Fiji, followed by an explanation of the successful implementation of ASP in Fiji and key success factors. Asha Williams, Senior Social Protection Specialist, World Bank, explained the supporting factors needed to achieve adaptive social protection and how countries are transforming their social protection to become adaptive. Dr. Simone Sandholz, UNU-EHS FAST Program Manager, discussed the key components of ASP and the use of risk analysis in ASP design. Finally, Ms. Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Director of the OECD Development Centre, spoke about the importance of ensuring that social protection also covers workers in the informal sectors and exploring innovative financial instruments for ASP. The seminar discussion was moderated by Mr. Yanuar Nugroho, Expert Team Coordinator, SDG Secretariat Indonesia.
The G20 DWG side event continued with the second seminar titled “Addressing Challenges and Maximizing Opportunities in Implementing Green and Blue Economy in Developing Countries, LDCs and SIDS”. The seminar aimed to highlight lessons learned from the implementation of green and blue economy in developing countries by listening to successful implementation experiences from policy makers, IOs and regulators. Distinguished speakers provided valuable insights and insights to attendees. Mr. Medrilzam, Director of Environment, Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas, spoke about Indonesia’s experience and lessons learned in implementing a green economy through low-income development. carbon emission. Mr. Jakob Granit, Director General of the Swedish Agency for Marine Resources and Water Management, then spoke about Sweden’s experience in implementing a blue economy in Sweden as well as in assistance to partner countries. Mr. Asad Naqvi, Head of Secretariat of the PAGE Secretariat, provided the context by discussing the role of the green economy in achieving the global SDGs. Mr. Jorge Moreira da Silva, Development Director of the OECD, spoke about the concept of blue economy and its current development, as well as the extensive experience of the OECD in assisting developing countries in the planning and implementation of the blue economy. Finally, Cristina Martinez, Senior Decent Work and Environment Specialist, ILO. She shared the rich experience of the ILO in low carbon development, in particular regarding the barriers and potential ways to ensure just transitions to low carbon development. The seminar and discussion were moderated by Verania Andria, Senior Advisor for Renewable Energy Strategic Program, UNDP Indonesia.
Through the series of seminars, Indonesia has sought to gather important ideas and views from various distinguished speakers, which will be an important contribution for the G20 effort for a stronger recovery.