CUSP staff have been active in Indonesia since 2011, working with indigenous communities in Aceh, Java, Lombok and Sumbawa along with local and national Government.
CUSP has established a series of collaborations with Indonesian partners including:
- Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM)
- Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
- Regency of Lombok
- Universitas Nasional (UNAS)
- Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)
- Indonesian Ocean Energy Association (INOCEAN)
- Indonesian Counterpart for Energy and Environmental Solutions (ICEES)
- Aceh Strategic Resources Initiative (SRI)
Our funding has come from government and private funding sources including UKDFID, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), British Council and UNDP, supporting technological, policy and strategy developments at national and local levels. In parallel with the technological needs, developing a viable, environmentally acceptable, local business case which receives political support and delivers long term social benefit is paramount. Therefore, we have, since 2011, created and nurtured collaborative platforms between Indonesian, UK, and European based public sectors, private companies, investors, and donor agencies, providing technical and network support for capacity building and further bi-directional resource mobilisation for the business cases developed.
CUSP supports its Indonesian partners and brings new UK commercial and not-for-profit activities to strengthen and further extend their research and development linkages in the Food/Energy/Water sector. Drawing on our substantial experience in SE Asia, CUSP is sensitive to the particular demands of working in Indonesia and frequently plays a vital role in bridging between UK business/academics and their Indonesian counterparts to deliver a network capable of driving sustainable socio-economic benefits in remote communities.