Sustainable plastic waste reduction in Indonesia 

Unlocking private capital for sustainable plastic waste reduction in Indonesia 

February 19, 2024 – A closing ceremony in Jakarta marked the completion of a collaboration between Canada and Indonesia’s Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment (CMMAI) aimed at addressing plastic waste. The ceremony celebrated the handover of the final report “Unlocking private capital for sustainable plastic waste reduction in Indonesia” produced by Canadian experts through the Technical Assistance Partnership, Expert Deployment Mechanism (TAP-EDM), implemented by Alinea International.  

The report, authored by Madeleine Varkay, Blended Finance Specialist and Iqbal Bhatti, Waste Management Expert, focused on sustainable plastic waste reduction in Indonesia. It highlighted regulations guiding waste management in the country and emphasized the importance of cooperation between governments, multilateral organizations, and the private sector. The initiative involved extensive field visits, stakeholder engagement, and collaboration among diverse experts and diplomatic staff. Kevin Tokar of the Canadian Embassy expressed gratitude for the partnership and optimism for future collaboration to advance waste management efforts. 

More on the initiative. 

TAP-EDM, funded by Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Alinea International, aims to strengthen the capacity of national institutions in partner countries to manage policies in a more inclusive and gender-sensitive way. In line with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, it integrates gender equality, climate action, environmental sustainability, human rights and good governance. The C$18.75 million, four-year project will involve more than 200 Canadian experts in 75 to 80 technical assistance initiatives designed to meet the capacity-building needs of beneficiary countries.

Photo credit: Embassy of Canada to Indonesia