CII presents ACMFN project at the 42nd ADFIAP Annual Meeting in Oman

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), as ADFIAP’s partner in the EU-Funded SWITCH-Asia Project, the Asian Cleantech MSME Financing Network (ACMFN), was invited as speaker at the 42nd ADFIAP Annual Meeting held on February 20-23, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel Oman with the theme “DFIs’ Role in National Development.”

Ms. Nisha Jayaran, Senior Counselor of CII – Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Center, discussed the following action plans for the project under the Session on “DFIs and Entrepreneurship Development”: (1) adopting the cluster approach to promote clean technology among MSMEs in Tiruppur, Pune and Hyderabad; (2) organizing investor meetings to match banks and Cleaner Production MSMEs ; and (3) facilitating meetings between Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and banks to develop an innovative model of financing for OEM MSMEs.

The above model, which promotes cleaner production through the use of clean technology with financing support, is envisioned to be replicated in other countries, in pursuance of the sustainability component of the ACMFN project.

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ADFIAP conducts ACMFN mid-year project review

The ACMFN project management office (PMO), headed by the ADFIAP Consulting (AC) Group, conducted a mid-year project review and planning workshop on July 23-24, 2018 in Beijing, China, with the attendance of its three (3) National Focal Partners (NFPs) from China, India, and Indonesia at the offices of Chinese partner, the Institute of Environment and Development (IED). The workshop was attended by fourteen (14) NFP project officers, including the staff of IED.

The Asian Cleantech MSME Financing Network (ACMFN) is a four-year project co-financed by the European Union (EU) that aims to build and leverage a cleantech financing eco-system to spark improved access to finance for Asian cleantech enterprises and enhance sustainable consumption and production patterns in Asia. ADFIAP is the lead implementing institution of the project supported by its partner-organizations, Germay-based Adelphi, Indonesia’s Perkumpulan untuk Peningkatan Usaha Kecil (PUPUK), the Confederation of Indian Industry, and China Electronic Energy-saving Technology Association.

The objectives of the 2-day activity were to: (1) assess project achievements as of June 30, 2018 vis-à-vis targets until Year 4; (2) identify catch-up targets and craft a roadmap that would lead towards the attainment of project deliverables; and (3) review financial performance as of June 30, 2018 and discuss indicative budget that would support the implementation by each partner of the catch-up activities to achieve the committed project results by year 2019.

Based on the results of the meeting, the PMO was generally satisfied with the overall performances of the NFPs in terms of achieving their deliverables. Given the numbers and working plans presented, each NFPs and PMO were confident that the project will be able to achieve its current year’s project targets and deliverables.

After the 2-day workshop, the project team conducted a study tour program (STP) of energy service companies’ (ESCOs) operations in China. The STP was specifically requested by the project’s Indian NFP, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to learn and understand the key success factors of ESCOs in China and how some of their industry best practices can be replicated in India. The CII ACMFN project staff was joined by the ACMFN PMO and PUPUK officers.

The key lesson learned was the Chinese government’s policy and creation of an enabling environment as the main drivers for the development, growth and viability of ESCOs in any country. While India has ESCOs, these are not as successful as those in China because they lack the backing and support of their national government. China’s policy on ESCOs, which has attracted the support of international development finance institutions and bilateral organizations, serves as model for replication in other countries.

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Pasar Hejo

Pasar Hejo Festival, held during April 21-22, 2018, was developed by the HayuHejo Community with support from Kota BaruParahyangan management.  It involves presenting organic or healthy food products in a market place setting.  It was conducted at Pancasona Kota BaruParahyanganPadalarang Regency of West Bandung  to commemorate Kartini’s Day on 21st  and Earth Day on the 22nd

Organic farmers from Komunitas1000 Kebun participated in this event.  The Indonesian Organic community of Bandung and other producers of healthy food and artisans likewise supported the activity.   Pasar Hejo Market also campaigned for a healthy lifestyle with tag of Pasar Hejo which meant to raise awareness of healthy living in harmony nature.

In addition to bazaar activities this event also held several workshops with PUPUK supporting in said activity. The event was appreciated by the public surrounding Kota Baru Padalarang area and Bandung city.

PUPUK Program Shared at Pasar Hejo

The Association for Advancement of Small Business was invited to participate in an event at the Pasar Hejo Festival by the HayuHejo community. The event was held at BumiPancasona Kota BaruParahyanganPadalarang, West Bandung regency on April 22, 2018.

In this event PUPUK was represented by its Chairman of the Board, Mrs. Rieta R. Dewi, Mr. Alip Purnomo, project manager of PUPUK Jakarta, and Mr. Budi Kristanto as ACMFN project manager.  It was attended by 40 participants.

One of the activities in the PUPUK Program that was introduced to the audience is the continuous lifestyle system called six sustainable tubes: tree tube, water tubes, fish tubes, energy tubes, junk tubes, and tourist tubes.

In the current era, it is important that the 6 tubes system be implemented, especially when the resource availability in nature has diminished. Sustainable aquaculture is, therefore, needed.  First thing to do is to save the trees to maintain the natural ecosystem and is a real step for nature conservation.  As we know, the trees we plant absorb water and can store energy. In addition, water tubes are needed in order to manage the main natural resources, because if the earth is already short of water it will be dangerous for humans – that is why the place for water management is needed. From the storage tube water continues with the fish tube because of the availability of water can be used to cultivate fish for food consumption. The junk tube is a lifestyle that allows us to manage waste to be more useful. Garbage must be sorted first to organic and non-organic waste. Organic waste can be made into organic fertilizer or compost that can be used to fertilize the plant while non-organic waste can be turned into craft products that can provide opportunities to earn additional income.

Workshop: Environmental Rescue through waste management and spatial arrangement

Workshop of Environmental Rescue through waste management and spatial arrangement was conducted at The Hive Building BumiPancasona Kota BaruParahyanganPadalarang Regency of West Bandung on April 22, 2018 presented by academician from Bogor Agricultural University, Dr.Ir. Ernan Rustiadi M. Agr. It was attended by 35 participants.

Dr. Agr explained that waste management can change people’s behavior and give awareness to the community that throwing garbage in its place and sorting waste is the first step in saving the environment.  Segregation is the first step because by sorting out the organic and inorganic waste will make the garbage odorless and this is more acceptable for many people particularly the young ones. This public awareness to dispose of garbage by sorting waste unwittingly changes the attitude of many regarding waste disposal.

Workshop: Non-Organic Waste Utilization

Non-organic waste utilization workshop was held on open stage 1 in PancasonaBumi Kota ParahyanganPadalarang area, West Bandung regency on April 22, 2018 with Mr. Andi Syabhan Solehudin as speaker.  He is the recipient of the Kalpataru Award from the government for successfully shifting the culture to process garbage waste into valuable goods.  During the event, Mr. Andi brought along some of the works he has made and where he received an award, not only from the government of Cianjur district but as well an award from the central government.  They noted that waste can be transformed creatively through the utilization of non-organic household waste into high-value items. By this conversion from waste to art, Mr. Andi changed people’s mindset and taught the audience who wants to work on non-organic waste, by converting waste into something useful and beautiful and at the same time, which can be a source of livelihood for the people.

Workshop: solar and wind power application

Solar and wind power application workshop for home and garden by Mr. Paul Sutanto was held on April 21, 2018 during Pasar Hejo Festival in a workshop at The Hive Building BumiPancasona Kota BaruParahyanganPadalarang West Bandung regency and was attended by 20 participants. The Alpensteel representative gave the Pasar Hejo market visitors information that in today’s era with fast growing technology we need big energy resource that can be made available by nature. 

The availability of energy from nature is limited, so Alpensteel is creating renewable energy by utilizing the windmill as a new energy resource in combination with solar panel technology that utilizes energy from the sun. It is applicable for home or garden whereas solar panel technology used for the night only.  Recently every 1 square meter of roof top roof panels can generate 100w of electricity with cost of 2 million rupiah. In addition to being energy-efficient, it is cheaper in cost.  It is expected that farmers and community members who work in the agricultural sector can use the solar panels to illuminate the home and garden. Application of renewable energy will provide benefits for us in a long term.  After a period of time when there has been a return on capital, no more pay is required, unlike conventional electricity.

Ecoplastic: Environmentally Friendly Plastic

In the present, the use of plastic is common in Indonesia such that it causes the accumulation of decomposed waste.  The use of plastic in the conventional way causes many problems.  One solution was provided by Greenhope, founder of an innovative technology that produce environmentally friendly plastic or ecoplastic on April 21 at Pasar Hejo 2018 event.

The speaker from Greenhope, Mr. Tommy Tjiptadjaja, co-founder and CEO of Greenhope, provided an understanding of Greenhope’s environmentally-friendly plastic to the audience on April 21, 2018. He  explained  that the plastic produced by Greenhope using the latest technology is made of cassava plant-based material mixed with substances that can make the plastic decompose by itself. The ecoplastic can be used by consumers for 3 months to naturally decompose by itself. This environmentally friendly plastic technology can maintain environmental sustainability.  Some of audience have interest in using this ecoplastic, and they will contact Greenhope for develop collaboration.

Workshop: Producing Natural Pesticides for Vegetables Crops

The “Producing Natural Pesticides for Vegetables Crops” workshop was held April 21, 2018 at The Hive Building BumiPancasona Kota BaruParahyangan-Padalarang at West Bandung Regency.  The speaker was Mr. Luky Lambang Santoso from RumahKayu Permaculture. The workshop was attended by 30 participants from the community around the Kota BaruParahyangan and also students of STIKES Boromeus who wanted to know how to make natural vegetable pesticides.

In this workshop, Mr. Luky was assisted by young people who have been helping in the manufacturing of vegetable pesticides  i.e., finding the raw materials which are specific plants around the garden and available from nature in accordance with the guidelines of the manufacture of vegetable pesticides.  Mr. Luky showed his appreciation for the interest of the participants by giving vegetable pesticides samples.  In the question and answer session, Mr. Luky clarified to the community that what is made in a natural way and made from natural nature requires patience.  The vegetable pesticides are made with natural ingredients using only low dose and it takes several days to be produced to get the desired result.  It gives the advantage of retaining the plants contents at the same time keep them healthy, unlike high-dose chemical pesticides which instantly kills the pests but will affected the plants and fruits with chemicals residue and if consumed regularly by people will give a range of health problems.

Workshop: Permaculture and Organic Crops

ACMFN Workshop on Permaculture and Organic Crops Towards Sustainable Agriculture was held on 10 December 2017 at Permaculture Wooden House which was attended by more than 20 young age farmers in KampungBongkokPojokPadaasihCisarua, West Bandung regency.  The  speaker, Mr. Luky L. Santoso,   is an entrepreneur and also a farmer of organic crops that provided knowledge directly to farmers and assisted by Mrs. Bibong, also an organic farmer and Mr. Galih from 1000 Kebun.  Mrs. Rini Sudaryani from PUPUK  gave motivational encouragement to young farmers who wanted  to learn and explore how to plant and maintain  organic crops to be sold to the market.