What’s Next? An Action Plan Towards a Resilient Asia
12th June 2020 7:00pm Singapore Time
- The Indonesian Vice Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy underlined the attractiveness of Indonesia as the largest impact market in ASEAN. With a culturally diverse population of over 270 million people, untapped potential in its female-led creative economy and natural resource assets, Indonesia is a key impact investment space, and opportunities for social investment are growing.
- Investing in tourism will accelerate recovery efforts and drive SDG implementation in the region because of its large multiplier effects. For Indonesia, tourism is a national priority for development, and the government has put the SDGs at the heart of this effort, focusing on making development in the tourism sector inclusive to local communities and promoting nature and culture responsibly.
- In a post-COVID world, a key shift in the partnership space has been the acceleration of digitalization. While this increased use of technology allows for businesses to tap into new possibilities, it can create its own set of challenges, for example in lack of access and know-how surrounding ICT in disadvantaged and rural communities in Indonesia.