ILO-TEMPO Interactive Discussion: Empowering Social Actors to Support Inclusive Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Indonesian economy and society. As a result, some of the past gains in socio-economic improvements have been compromised. In view of eventual recovery, leaders discuss pathways to build back better and share visions to realize an inclusive society that leaves no one behind.

Indonesia has overcome many crises in the past including economic shocks and natural disasters. The nation always demonstrated its resilience to difficult times and re-emerged stronger from the past crises. Collaboration among the government, workers, employers and civil society organizations have been tested repeatedly during challenging times in the past. Further, an increasing number of well-educated youth starting social enterprises and contributing to social causes. Resilience has been built within. Tapping Indonesia’s strength for a desired inclusive recovery from the pandemic would require consorted efforts among stakeholders and effective matching of social actors with available resources.

Against this backdrop, the Government of Indonesia and the United Nations (UN) renew our commitment to recover better from the pandemic – while leaving no one behind. The both parties organize a high-level event to discuss pathways to an inclusive recovery from the pandemic and invite leaders and social actors to join the dialogue. The webinar is funded by the United Nations COVID-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Fund and implemented in partnership with TEMPO Media Group.

Speakers

Opening remarks
Valerie Julliand, UN Resident Coordinator for Indonesia and Vivi Yulaswati, Expert Staff of Social Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas)

Session 1 - Panel discussion on Social Entrepreneurs
Tamara Dewi Gondo Soerijo, CEO of Liberty Society 
Dissa Ahdanisa, Founder of Finger Talk 
Azales Ayuningtyas, CEO of Du Anyam 

Session 2 - High Level Panel discussion
Ahmad Dading Gunadi, Director of the Development of SME and Cooperative of Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) 
Didi Hardiana, Team Leader of Innovative Finance Lab of UNDP Indonesia 
Kirsten Bishop, Minister Counsellor (Governance and Human Development), Australian Embassy Jakarta 
Stephanie Arifin, Director of Social Entrepreneur Platform 
Agung Binantoro, Executive Director of Rajawali Foundation 

Moderator
Dheayu Jihan, TEMPO journalist