What’s Next? An Action Plan Towards a Resilient Asia

12th June 2020 7:00pm Singapore Time

Session Highlights:

  • 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.

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Session Description

Our global community and leaders are now planning for a gradual recovery from this pandemic. But the realities are stark, Asia is already estimated to be facing an income loss of US$ 211 billion. As one of the region’s critical economies, Indonesia’s social investment ecosystem will play a significant role in its recovery – emblematic of the opportunities that can emerge in the post-pandemic future of this region. With the Sustainable Development Goals firmly integrated into Indonesia’s national development plans, where social and economic impact opportunities from industry, tourism, entrepreneurship are growing, there are multiple opportunities for social investment, social purpose organisations and governments to be jointly engaged in impact.

For the last five days, we have spoken about the fast-changing social investing landscape and the essential role of the social investment community in rapidly mobilising capital, anchoring public-private collaboration and catalysing the growth of impact at scale.

To conclude our Conference and to cast our outlook for the future, we have the honour to speak with Angela Tanoesoedibjo, Vice Minister of Tourism & Creative Economy of Indonesia. She will reflect on how the country is catalysing and accelerating its rebuilding and rejuvenation efforts and continue to drive forward the region’s progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the vision of Indonesia from the government’s point of view for rebuilding and rejuvenation to rise above the challenges from today
  • Harness the partnership opportunities for public, private and philanthropic sector organizations in Indonesia
  • Identify key success factors for an action plan that will catalyse social investment to build a resilient Indonesia and Asia


Naina Subberwal Batra

Moderator: Naina Subberwal Batra

Chairperson and CEO AVPN

Wishnutama Kusubandio

Wishnutama Kusubandio

Minister The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy

Angela Tanoesoedibjo

Angela Tanoesoedibjo

Vice Minister of Tourism & Creative Economy / Vice Chairman of Tourism & Creative Economy Agency Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy, Indonesia

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