Stakeholders engage in a discussion about the “Kampala Principles in Indonesia” on March 9. (Photo: UNDP Indonesia)

Jakarta, March 10, 2022 – Key players in Indonesia’s development sector have voiced their support for the implementation of Kampala Principles in boosting private sector engagement on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) achievement.

The support was voiced  in a webinar held on March 9 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s  Business Call to Action and the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC), in partnership with the Government of Germany. Entitled “Kampala Principles in Indonesia, “the event included speakers from the government, development partners, civil society organizations, trade unions, and the private sector.

In opening remarks, UNDP Indonesia Resident Representative Mr. Norimasa Shimomura discussed the imperative of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the vital role of the private sector in achieving the goals. “While the SDGs can't be achieved without active contributions of the private sector, the opposite is also true that the private sector won't be able to operate much longer without SDGs, that can bring about an enabling environment to sustainable business,” Mr. Shimomura said.

Ms. Uta Bölhoff, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development Germany, introduced the Kampala Principles – a set of five principles to help enhance and guide effective development partnerships with the private sector at the country level.

Mr. Priyanto Rohmatullah, the Coordinator of Global Development Cooperation at the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), noted that the Government of Indonesia’s support for private sector engagement in the development sector as mandated in the Medium-Term National Development Plan (RPJMN).

During the discussion, Mr. Yaya W. Junardy, President of Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN), encouraged companies to grow their business while  also empowering communities to overcome challenges to education, poverty and other sectors of sustainable development.

Ms. Maria Dian Nurani, Head of Socioeconomic Standing Committee of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), underlined the importance of involving various stakeholders in tackling SDG challenges in Indonesia in her presentation, noting “All stakeholders can contribute something - finances, competencies, know-how. All stakeholders have different interests, motivations, competencies and resources but the problem is the same. We have common but differentiated responsibilities.”

Mr. Saber Chowdhury, Business Leader Caucus Member, presented a Kampala Principles Case Study from Bangladesh, which examined an innovative triage and testing booth in Dhaka. The COVID-19 testing booth  was developed via a collaboration with the social enterprise Digital Healthcare Solutions (DH), private foundation the Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives (ideSHi Foundation), and the Mugda Medical College & Hospital, a public hospital in Dhaka.

The discussion’s output in Indonesia – as well as previous sessions held in Tunisia and Colombia – will be used to create the Kampala Principles toolkit, currently being developed by the Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Working Group of the GPEDC, under Germany’s leadership.

The Kampala Principles were endorsed by a steering committee of the GPEDC in Kampala, Uganda in March 2019, following extensive consultations, led by a multi-stakeholder working group, with governments, businesses, civil society, trade unions and other actors, and drawing on the advice of a Business Leaders Caucus.

For more information about the Kampala Principles and development cooperation with the private sector visit GPEDC website pages on the Kampala Principles and Private Sector Engagement.  

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