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Network Development and Community Participation

    One of the main points of InSWA's activities is the wide coverage of the network in the waste management sector, in terms of infrastructure, finance, operations, and capacity building for community participation. InSWA is actively involved in official meetings of Local Government and National Government, informal NGO forums, community communities, and scientific discussions among academics. InSWA Board members, especially InSWA Chairperson, Mrs. Sri Bebassari, have been known among journalists as key resource persons in waste management at both the national and local levels..

1. Asia Pacific Roundtable For Sustainable Consumption And Production (APNSCP)
Asia Pacific Roundtable For Sustainable Consumption And Production (APRSCP) is a forum for Asia Pacific countries that care about the aspects of implementing sustainable production and consumption. The 10th APRSCP Conference was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 9-11 November 2011, organized by the Ministry of Environment and the Indonesian Solid Waste Association (InSWA), with the main theme "Sustainable Consumption and Production: Leading to Green Business, from Local Initiative to Global Winner ”. Apart from conferences, workshops, exhibitions and field visits, programs are also arranged in advance of the conference, aiming to facilitate information and exchange of experiences from local initiatives and lessons learned from projects related to Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in the region. Asia Pacific.

    The conference was well organized and attended by more than 350 participants from 27 countries. The event was opened by the Minister of Environment and the Sultan of Yogyakarta as the Governor of Yogyakarta. This is a significant stepping stone for InSWA in linking up with international organizations to develop InSWA partnerships for programs and activities.
In 2011
Location: Yogyakarta
Parties Involved:
1. Government, Ministry of Environment, Agency for Research and Technology Application, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Tourism
2. Pusat Produksi Bersih Nasional (PPBN)
3. UNEP, IGES, UNIDO, SWITCH Asia – Uni Eropa
4. Board of Trustees of APRSCP
5. Private sector

2. 21-2-12: Waste Care Day Activities
February 21st is an important date in the history of solid waste in Indonesia. On February 21, 2005, a disaster occurred in Leuwigajah, Bandung, West Java which killed more than 150 people and injured hundreds of others. The victims were villagers living close to the TPA who were buried alive by thousands of tons of trash in the TPA incident at midnight. This incident was a very concerning experience due to the lack of attention paid to TPA operations and waste management in general.

The Ministry of Environment then declared February 21 as the day to care for waste in Indonesia. This is done to remind everyone how important waste management is in life. On February 21, 2012, InSWA with partners and volunteers carried out community service in three densely populated residential areas in Jakarta, namely Penjaringan, Petojo Utara, and Rawasari. Community service is an activity commonly carried out by the Indonesian people to increase awareness of environmental cleanliness.

In 2012
Location: Jakarta
Parties involved: 1. DKI Jakarta Provincial Sanitation Office
2. Citizens of the community in Jakarta
3. Media
4. Private companies


3. Waste MET ISWA Beacon Conference

In early July 2012, InSWA participated in Asia's International Waste Management and Environmental Technology Exhibition and a conference at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. 5 (five) Board Members and Research Associates from InSWA attended the conference, as well as InSWA advisors from the Bandung Institute of Technology, Prof. Enri Damanhuri. Mr. Mohammad Helmy as Deputy Chair, also presented his presentation at the Business Exchange Session as well as the UNCRD session as part of the Clean Environment Summit.
To support this activity, InSWA helps with the registration and other matters of 4 (four) Indonesian participants from private companies and local governments.
Apart from conferences and exhibitions, another important agenda is the InSWA meeting with ISWA, Mr. Herman Koller, to discuss InSWA membership as an ISWA National Member.
In 2012
Location: Singapore
Parties Involved :
1. Bappeda Kabupaten Bekasi
2. Private companies


4. Support the Adipura / Environmentally Sustainable City (ESC) program
    Adipura is an annual award administered by the Ministry of Environment in Indonesia. This award is given to districts / cities in Indonesia that are considered successful in managing their environment, especially those related to waste management and green space. Adipura is given to districts / cities in four categories: metropolitan cities, large cities, medium cities, and small cities. Assessments of cities / districts are usually carried out twice a year to see consistency and / or positive developments in their environment.
In 2012, InSWA supported the Adipura awards program by providing an assessment team. In February 2012, InSWA members were trained in Bogor. Then since April 2012 until now, assessors from InSWA have become part of the Adipura assessment team for medium and small cities throughout Indonesia.

Year: 2012 - present
Location: Large, medium and small cities in Indonesia
Parties Involved :
1. Ministry of Environment
2. Local Government