Joint Seminar with Australia's New Colombo Plan Programme on Waste Management and Renewable Energy

Thursday, 29 December 2022

The Australian Consulate-General in Bali hosted a seminar with a number of faculty and students who are members of the New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Programme from Murdoch University, Australia. The seminar, themed Waste Management and Renewable Energy, aimed to share ideas, encourage new and creative thinking, showcase local solutions, and build partnerships to address waste management and renewable energy challenges in Australia and Indonesia.

The seminar, held at the Coral Triangle Centre (CTC) in Sanur, Denpasar, featured Amelia Fyfield from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Rili Djohani from CTC, Made Janur Yasa from Plastic Exchange in a panel discussion moderated by Associate Prof. Martin Anda from Murdoch University. Workshops on related themes were also held with Andrew Hayim De Vries from Waste Plant, Arief Noerhidayat from Comestoarra, Olivia Purba from Greenhope, Ewa Wojkowska from Kopernik and Prof Ida Ayu Dwi Giriantari from Udayana University and moderated by NCP students from Murdoch University who are conducting studies related to waste management and renewable energy in Bali.

"This seminar was organised at an opportune time given the clear interest of the Australian and Indonesian governments to work together on environmental challenges, especially during this G20 year," said Australian Consul-General in Bali, Anthea Griffin.

The Governor of Bali, represented by the Assistant for Government and Welfare of the Bali Provincial Secretary, Mr I Gede Indra Dewa Putra, officially opened the seminar with Consul-General Griffin and expressed his appreciation for the event in his opening remarks. The seminar was attended by more than 150 participants from various universities, NGOs, members of business and tourism associations in Bali and the general public.