29 October 2016 - 31 October 2016
Jakarta, Indonesia

IIASA and Indonesia

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will make an official visit to Jakarta on 29-31 October 2016, to strengthen current collaborations with research partners and stakeholders in Indonesia.

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Indonesia became a member of IIASA in 2012 through the Indonesian National Committee for IIASA. Since 2008, research collaborations between IIASA and Indonesia have involved 17 Indonesian organizations and led to 15 scientific publications in areas ranging from land management to climate and energy policy.

Joint studies have focused on sustainable land management, the changing energy landscape, increasing Indonesia’s resilience to natural disasters and improving air quality.

Underpinning the joint work is systems analysis—one of the few research tools with the breadth and depth to explore these complex problems across multiple sectors, countries and time frames. Moreover, the next generation of system analysts are profiting from Indonesian involvement in IIASA’s capacity building activities.

High-Level Meetings

The official visit aims to further develop IIASA’s productive relationship with Indonesia through high-level meetings with:

  • H.E. Minister Mohamed Nasir (Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education)
  • H.E. Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro (Minister of National Development Planning)
  • Professor Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto (Council Member for Indonesia)

Kabat will also be accompanied by Professor Chin-Min Lee, Special Advisor to the IIASA Director General and CEO; Florian Kraxner, Deputy Program Director IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program and Ping Yowargana, Research Assistant, IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program.

About IIASA and Indonesia

Indonesia officially became a member of IIASA in 2012 through the Indonesian National Committee for IIASA.Since joining IIASA, Indonesian researchers have started collaborating with IIASA researchers on projects focused on sustainable land management, the changing energy landscape, increasing Indonesia’s resilience to natural disasters, and improving air quality. Beyond continuing these new research collaborations, there is significant opportunity to grow the relationship between IIASA and Indonesia’s scholarly community.

Opportunities for additional collaborations including developing bespoke Indonesian version of IIASA global models, conducting international assessments in areas of Indonesian strategic interests, partnering with Indonesian institutions to win international research grants, and contributing to Indonesian science diplomacy. Moreover, IIASA hosted a session on applied systems analysis as part of the ninth ASEAN Science an Technology Week in Indonesia in 2014.

Future collaborations could prioritize additional capacity building programs through greater scientific exchange via researching at or visiting IIASA or taking part in IIASA program for young scientists. The IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of this expanding relationship since 2012.

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Last edited: 24 October 2016

Info Sheet on IIASA Activities with Indonesia (PDF)


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