12 Dec Australian Consulate-General in Bali Hosts Waste Management and Renewable Energy Seminar at CTC’s Center for Marine Conservation

On December 12, the Australian Consulate-General in Bali with visiting New Colombo Plan (NCP) students from Murdoch University hosted the first seminar series on Waste Management and Renewable Energy. This full day seminar took place at CTC’s Center for Marine Conservation with 155 participants. In collaboration and in support of this prestigious NCP scholarship program, the seminar 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. 

This seminar featured eight guest speakers, including CTC’s executive Director, Rili Djohani. The seminar included three parallel workshops that discussed various topics on economy of waste management, renewable energy – emerging innovations and solutions and also a workshop on access, inclusion and empowerment in environmental programs. On this occasion, the Australian Consulate-General office also showcased local community innovations for managing waste and renewable energy initiatives, including projects which the Australian Consulate-General has supported through its Direct Aid Program (DAP). 

Over the last few years, there have been many innovative ways of looking at waste and renewable energy developed in Bali and Australia. Through these seminars, the Australian Consul-General in Bali, Anthea Griffin hopes to harness this moment in the sector and further strengthen these networks to increase collaboration between Australia and Indonesia now and in years to come.

Text: Prasiwi Bestari
Photos: Adam Putra/CTC & Australian Consulate-General Bali

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