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Wishing my dearest friends and family, near and far, a wonderful celebration of the Holy Month.

May kindness, forgiveness and compassion be the focus of our shared prayers and may it teach us to find happiness in the company of our loved ones as well as being grateful for all the blessings in our lives!

Ramadan Kareem!

Mohon maaf lahir dan bathin......
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Wishing my dearest friends and family, near and far, a wonderful celebration of the Holy Month. 

May kindness, forgiveness and compassion be the focus of our shared prayers and may it teach us to find happiness in the company of our loved ones as well as being grateful for all the blessings in our lives! 

Ramadan Kareem! 

Mohon maaf lahir dan bathin......

We also received a very interesting invitation to distribute amongst all community leaders, coordinators and active participants to submit suggestions/ideas/projects that will support their communities....
If you have some smart ideas... put pen to paper and join this challenge <3
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We also received a very interesting invitation to distribute amongst all community leaders, coordinators and active participants to submit suggestions/ideas/projects that will support their communities.... 
If you have some smart ideas... put pen to paper and join this challenge

Last Friday to Saturday (17-18 March), an initiative was launched by Lombok Tengah government to stimulate the awareness of local communities and their youngsters of the importance of Green/Sustainable tourism and what they can actively contribute to their communities in developing small-scale projects to achieve a cleaner/greener and safer environment.
Stichting Kebon Sepatu - Yayasan Kebon Sepatu, is associated with Masata to support and assist in implementing innovative ideas and stimulating the importance of developing Eco-Tourism in the region....
Included, you will find an impression of the two-day training on Green Leadership.
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Last Friday to Saturday (17-18 March), an initiative was launched by Lombok Tengah government to stimulate the awareness of local communities and their youngsters of the importance of Green/Sustainable tourism and what they can actively contribute to their communities in developing small-scale projects to achieve a cleaner/greener and safer environment. 
Stichting Kebon Sepatu - Yayasan Kebon Sepatu, is associated with Masata to support and assist in implementing innovative ideas and stimulating the importance of developing Eco-Tourism in the region.... 
Included, you will find an impression of the two-day training on Green Leadership.

Get informed πŸ’ž15 March is UN International Day to Combat Islamophobia

There is no room for anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination in this world.

We must stand together to combat all forms of violence and hatred, against victims from all religions and beliefs.

Read more about International Day to Combat Islamophobia: bit.ly/ID-15MARCH

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#DutchEmbassyIndonesia
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But the most important purpose of this visit was to level with the team, look each other in the eyes and know that we are on the same page, that we will rely on each other's honesty and integrity striving for the same goal; good educational opportunities for everyone.

New and old friends from Sumbawa, Australia and Singapore; it ultimately doesn't matter where we come from, as long as we all want to contribute to make this a fairer world for all of us, and we are driven by selflessness - as I heard someone say the other day:
"let's leave our ego's at the door, then we may create something worthwhile today" - then we will all have a future worth fighting for....
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Equally enjoyable of course was to visit the current location of our great friend Lewi (www.linkedin.com/in/ir-lewi-cuaca-b2584b1a/), whose tireless efforts to promote organic, authentic and very special products from Indonesia.... here is just an impression of the atmosphere he succeeded to create in Jakarta... ... See MoreSee Less

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Lewi Cuaca - catching my breath being surrounded by such lovely display of ikat and batiks!

So, in the end the wonderful sensation of 'Pulang Kampung' with Jakarta lying in store for me, being hosted by my dearest friend and first President of the Yayasan Kebon Sepatu Indonesia (founded in january 2007), we were in excellent spirits and great anticipation, as we would both visit Bogor to meet with the current President of the Stichting Kebon Sepatu - Yayasan Kebon Sepatu and his dear wife Rori!
After that we went to the Kebon Raya, where I was given a grand tour of the park, and how I loved it....
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Another major event was the Sports Event to which our dearest Yulia Prayanti participated as one of the 700 (!) athletes that came from all over the archipelago NTB province, and of course the very special newcomer sport (Petanque), needed to be opened by Pak Gub and Ibu Niken..... I assured her that I wasn't stalking her, and seen the ridiculous schedule of that day, we didn't have time to talk, but the closeness of our minds and hearts is really all that matters.... ... See MoreSee Less

Bau Nyale Mandalika 2023, together also with Sandika, Jorine and Kay..... ... See MoreSee Less

So during this very impromptu visit, which was meant to re-align goals, and defuse some of the crude messages that were received by the team, also some totally unexpected meetings and gatherings were attended. One of them was the Bau Nyale at Mandalika. An event that I have always wanted to attend, but never had the chance to. Also as a total surprise meeting up with Bang Zul Zulkieflimansyah and his lovely wife Ibu Niken.... the picture says it all.... ... See MoreSee Less

So during this very impromptu visit, which was meant to re-align goals, and defuse some of the crude messages that were received by the team, also some totally unexpected meetings and gatherings were attended. One of them was the Bau Nyale at Mandalika. An event that I have always wanted to attend, but never had the chance to. Also as a total surprise meeting up with Bang Zul Zulkieflimansyah and his lovely wife Ibu Niken.... the picture says it all....

Some rearranging needed to be done, when confronted with obstacles that would seriously hinder progress and a positive outcome of what threatened our future programs.

Needless to say that every organisation stands or falls with the commitment of those who carry her and who will safeguard and protect its Mission and Vision.

As the Bendahara, I am blessed with the team that has been assigned to me; people, who deeply care about the principles of honesty, integrity and tenaciousness to overcome any set-back, hurdle or disappointment. My gratitude knows no bounds and the future will be secure and progress will be steadfast.... Thank you Tresna, Husein, Diswandi, Akhmad, Akhsan and Yulia for your loyalty and empathy.... together we can achieve our goals!

And even in times of stress and worry, we always find quiet gratitude in the beauty of the ocean and the empathy and kindness of the company of friends.
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And on the very last moment, just before departure to the Netherlands, a quick "meet and greet", with Ibu Niken and Pak Zul, in the waiting area of Sukarno-Hatta; informing them about progress made and how we foresee our next steps.... ... See MoreSee Less

And on the very last moment, just before departure to the Netherlands, a quick meet and greet, with Ibu Niken and Pak Zul, in the waiting area of Sukarno-Hatta; informing them about progress made and how we foresee our next steps....

Revisiting Sumbawa and seeing friends and colleagues at UTS. Afterwards we extended our horizons to Mojo Island.... what a joy to be there ... See MoreSee Less

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During the last visit in September 2022, the speed of which matters needed to be resolved was more in the trend of "fast and furious". It meant a steadfast pace of meetings, gatherings, attending birthday parties, and dinners.

But the most wonderful thing was to see that all our team members were as united as ever, and determined to carry on the work we set out to do. It was so incredibly good to see Marthadinata being one of our team again, working in the background, but so grateful that he will provide us with his knowledge and kindness.

Financial resolutions were achieved after two years of being at loggerheads; teaches us not to believe what parties claim they are or are willing to do for us for deceit is everywhere and comes in lovely apparel.....

Wonderful to extend our familiarities on Sumbawa and explore Mojo island a bit further; what a great experience... we will increase our efforts together with the UTS and realise - with the help of our friends in Europe - the reforestation grid.
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During the last visit in September 2022, the speed of which matters needed to be resolved was more in the trend of fast and furious. It meant a steadfast pace of meetings, gatherings, attending birthday parties, and dinners. 

But the most wonderful thing was to see that all our team members were as united as ever, and determined to carry on the work we set out to do. It was so incredibly good to see Marthadinata being one of our team again, working in the background, but so grateful that he will provide us with his knowledge and kindness.

Financial resolutions were achieved after two years of being at loggerheads; teaches us not to believe what parties claim they are or are willing to do for us for deceit is everywhere and comes in lovely apparel..... 

Wonderful to extend our familiarities on Sumbawa and explore Mojo island a bit further; what a great experience... we will increase our efforts together with the UTS and realise - with the help of our friends in Europe - the reforestation grid.

Sometimes it proves a better decision not to let too many people know that you are working on ground-level/basic workfloor activities to build a team and enhance the team spirit. In this way the contacts with individuals is more direct and effective, because all relationships, friendships and close working partners need quality time and personal attention.

That is the primary reason I did not publish any forthcoming events and visits, but will write the reports at a later date when a solid analytical conclusion can be drawn. What I can say for now is that it has been hugely successful, and people I have known for such a very long time (2006-today), from our first President, Karen Tambayong up to our latest President, Tresna Yaniza Putra, are as warm, caring and compassionate as I always knew they were..... there is nothing wrong with my initial intuition and I am truly grateful for such a wonderful team, friends and kindness...... Hatur Nu'un semua di Lombok dan Jawa .
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Dari pidato Presiden Jokowi-17/08/2022

Dengan kekuatan dan peluang besar yang kita miliki, Indonesia mempunyai kesempatan besar untuk membangun secara inklusif, berkeadilan, dan berkelanjutan.

Hilirisasi dan industrialisasi sumber daya alam harus terus dilakukan. Hilirisasi nikel misalnya, telah meningkatkan ekspor besi baja 18 kali lipat. Tahun 2014, hanya sekitar Rp16 triliun. Tapi di tahun 2021 meningkat menjadi Rp306 triliun. Di akhir tahun 2022 ini, kita harapkan bisa mencapai Rp440 triliun.

Sekarang ini, Indonesia juga telah menjadi produsen kunci dalam rantai pasok baterai litium global. Produsen mobil listrik dari Asia, Eropa dan Amerika ikut berinvestasi di Indonesia. Setelah nikel, pemerintah juga akan mendorong hilirisasi bauksit, tembaga, dan timah.

Selain hilirisasi, optimalisasi sumber energi bersih dan ekonomi hijau harus terus kita tingkatkan. Persemaian dan rehabilitasi hutan tropis dan hutan mangrove, serta rehabilitasi habitat laut, akan terus dilakukan, dan menjadi potensi besar penyerap karbon. Energi bersih dari panas matahari, panas bumi, angin, ombak laut, dan energi bio, akan menarik industrialisasi penghasil produk-produk rendah emisi.
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Dari pidato Presiden Jokowi-17/08/2022

Dengan kekuatan dan peluang besar yang kita miliki, Indonesia mempunyai kesempatan besar untuk membangun secara inklusif, berkeadilan, dan berkelanjutan. 

Hilirisasi dan industrialisasi sumber daya alam harus terus dilakukan. Hilirisasi nikel misalnya, telah meningkatkan ekspor besi baja 18 kali lipat. Tahun 2014, hanya sekitar Rp16 triliun. Tapi di tahun 2021 meningkat menjadi Rp306 triliun. Di akhir tahun 2022 ini, kita harapkan bisa mencapai Rp440 triliun. 

Sekarang ini, Indonesia juga telah menjadi produsen kunci dalam rantai pasok baterai litium global. Produsen mobil listrik dari Asia, Eropa dan Amerika ikut berinvestasi di Indonesia. Setelah nikel, pemerintah juga akan mendorong hilirisasi bauksit, tembaga, dan timah. 

Selain hilirisasi, optimalisasi sumber energi bersih dan ekonomi hijau harus terus kita tingkatkan. Persemaian dan rehabilitasi hutan tropis dan hutan mangrove, serta rehabilitasi habitat laut, akan terus dilakukan, dan menjadi potensi besar penyerap karbon. Energi bersih dari panas matahari, panas bumi, angin, ombak laut, dan energi bio, akan menarik industrialisasi penghasil produk-produk rendah emisi.

Semoga selamat hari kemerdekaan kepada teman-teman dan keluarga saya πŸ‡²πŸ‡¨ ... See MoreSee Less

Semoga selamat hari kemerdekaan kepada teman-teman dan keluarga saya πŸ‡²πŸ‡¨

Ultimately we need to review the way we manage our planet, its resources and contain our aim to boost profits and fulfill our targets..... Food for thought and realigning our goals...: youtu.be/OYbLTWf5Vk8 ... See MoreSee Less

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