Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Each country and region faces a unique set of challenges in achieving sustainable development. The SDSN initiative is thus encouraging countries and regions to develop chapters to address local needs. The establishment of SDSN Indonesia will allow members to focus on specific challenges and the solutions and strategies that will help propel Indonesia towards its sustainability goals. 

The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono launched the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Indonesia and Southeast Asian regional hub [SDSN-SEA] at the inaugural Tri Hita Karana International Conference on Sustainable Development during APEC 2013 in Bali on 6 October, 2013

SDSN Indonesia is currently chaired by Dr. JatnaSupriatna of the Research Center for Climate Change at the University of Indonesia, jointly with United in Diversity (Yayasan Upaya Indonesia Damai). In the first SDSN Indonesia coordination meeting on August 20th, 2013 under the auspices of Leadership Council Member H.E. Minister Mari Pangestu, the key areas of focus selected were tourism, environment, education, and health. These offer strong leverage points and opportunities for solving sustainable development challenges.

Founding Members of SDSN Indonesia

Together with its members, SDSN Indonesia will establish its vision and mission and then proceed to recommend and support solutions for sustainable development. Members come from academic and research institutions, research centers, think tanks and associations.

As of October 2013, 25 institutions and organizations have committed to joining SDSN Indonesia to contribute their expertise (applications to UN SDSN are in progress). The members list:

  1. Andalas University
  2. Bandung Institute of Technology
  3. Bogor Agricultural University
  4. Cenderawasih University
  5. Center for Strategic and International Studies
  6. Conservation International Indonesia
  7. Gadjah Mada University
  8. Hasanuddin University
  9. Indonesian Alliance of Independent Journalists
  10. Indonesian Chamber of Commerce
  11. Mulawarman University
  12. Partnership for Government Reform in Indonesia
  13. Research Center for Biotechnology, Indonesia Institute of Sciences
  14. Research Center for Climate Change, University of Indonesia
  15. Surya University
  16. Sustainable Management Group
  17. Syiah Kuala University
  18. The Nature Conservancy Indonesia
  19. Trisakti University
  20. Udayana University
  21. University of Palangkaraya
  22. Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia
  23. World Wildlife Funds Indonesia
  24. Kehati Foundation
  25. Yayasan Upaya Indonesia Damai (UID)