Coinciding with the commemoration of the 76th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia, Danone Indonesia together with a number of national and multinational companies from various industrial sectors, expressed support for accelerating the use of renewable energy in Indonesia. This commitment is also in line with the vision of the Government of Indonesia to fulfill 23% of the New Renewable Energy (EBT) mix by 2025.
This statement of support was delivered virtually at the launch of the joint aspiration statement with the theme, "Supporting Indonesia Renewable Energy Transition through Commercial and Industrial Sector Collaboration", which was coordinated and organized by Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA) Indonesia. Thirteen companies are also part of the CEIA Indonesia Corporate Buyer Working Group, which consists of Danone Indonesia, Amazon, Body Shop, Columbia, H&M group, Multi Bintang Indonesia, New Balance, Nike, Nutrifood, REI, Schneider Electric, Six Senses, and VF Corporation expressed their willingness to partner with the Government of Indonesia, the financial sector, utility partners and other market stakeholders to jointly achieve Indonesia's renewable energy goals. This synergy, in the future, is expected to accelerate the use of renewable energy in Indonesia as well as to become an investment opportunity and create new jobs, so that Indonesia can reach 50% of the NRE mix at the time of commemorating the 100th anniversary of Indonesia's independence in 2045.
The second day of the Second National Health Philanthropy Forum, held on August 25th 2021, via Zoom teleconference, was opened directly by the PKMK Philanthropy Pokja FK – KMK UGM, dr. Jodi Vishnu, MPH. In general, this forum aims to explore the potential for philanthropic funding during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the first day, Jodi concluded that Indonesia has a high social capital, resilience, tax incentives advocacy, and funding strategy. All of these points endeavor to support better policy strategies. In addition to policy strategies, the government, philanthropic, and community relations are required to overcome challenges in health funding in the field (procurement and distribution), which are expected to foster the improvement of the health quality of Indonesian people.
dr. Andi Saguni, M.A. from the Ministry of Health, started the presentation on Philanthropy Donations Management at the Indonesian Ministry of Health during the COVID-19 pandemic by conveying the background of the establishment of the Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory Emergency Hospital as a COVID treatment hospital. The data analysis on donations needed and recommendations are first carried out to close the gap between the supply and demand in the management of philanthropic donations. All receipts from the donations have been documented and signed as the minutes for the donated goods. Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory Emergency Hospital does not accept cash but only uses a third party to receive the goods, done in such a manner to avoid fraud. There is a legal basis that regulates the donation of philanthropic funds. There is also accountability for the administration of philanthropic donations.
He also gave profound appreciation to the donors who have been involved in donating for the Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory Emergency. This includes the members of EuroCham who have been strikingly active in providing donations in the form of materials needed to fight COVID-19. He also presented the total amount of donations for the Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory Emergency per August 20th 2021, is IDR 5.694.742.202