June 2016 is truly a mind opening month with full of inspiration. I write this blog series to share some inspiring moments I have during my four week stay in Rehovot when I enrolled in a short course, ‘Clean Technologies – Environment technology, innovation and management systems as a means for regional and local economic development’ run by the Weitz Centre funded by MASHAV. A combination of classes, project workshops and visits give me an incredible insight on how a society can leapfrog many barriers and turn them into innovative and cutting-edge solutions to highly complex issues.

It is my pleasure to be part of a relevant national knowledge sharing platform, Forum for Development Studies (Forum Kajian Pembangunan or FKP). FKP is a consortium consisting of various institutions in Indonesia, in collaboration with the Indonesia Project, under the Crawford School of Public Policy-ANU College of Asia & the Pacific – academic institution which holds a series of research based policy forums discussing research outcomes related to topical policy issues in Indonesia.

It is a great opportunity to go back to the university where I studied economics and management for my bachelor degree to share a bit of what I have learned. I shared some latest update on policy issues related to energy and to make a link with some text book theories. I focus on an going task related to coal subsidies and try to simulate thoughts and critical thinking of the students in natural resource economics class under the supervision of Dr. Arief Anshory Yusuf. The next two classes will take place in the end of November 2016 where I will cover the topic of forestry. 

June 2016 is truly a mind opening month with full of inspiration. I write this blog series to share some inspiring moments I have during my four week stay in Rehovot when I enrolled in a short course, ‘Clean Technologies – Environment technology, innovation and management systems as a means for regional and local economic development’ run by the Weitz Centre funded by MASHAV. A combination of classes, project workshops and visits give me an incredible insight on how a society can leapfrog many barriers and turn them into innovative and cutting-edge solutions to highly complex issues.