HE Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati and the Indonesian Ministry of Finance’s visit to ANU

HE Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati’s public lecture presentation is available for download.

ANU Indonesia Project is honoured to host the visit of Her Excellency Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesian Minister of Finance, and the Ministry of Finance delegation. Her Excellency Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati visited ANU on 5 November 2018 and the Minister attended four important events at ANU.

 

Courtesy Meeting with ANU Indonesia Project

HE Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati meets with ANU Indonesia Project staff.

 

The Minister and the delegation arrived just before 9am to attend a meeting with staff of ANU Indonesia Project. This meeting was also attended by Julie Heckscher from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, ANU Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Grady Venville and His Excellency Mr Kristiarto Legowo, Indonesian Ambassador for Australia.

 

Her Excellency Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati Minister of Finance, the Republic of Indonesia, attends Policy Dialogue with ANU Academics, organised by ANU Indonesia Project.

Her Excellency Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati Minister of Finance, the Republic of Indonesia, attends Policy Dialogue with ANU Academics, organised by ANU Indonesia Project.

 

A Policy Dialogue with ANU academics commences at 9.30am. More than 60 ANU academics, PhD students and representatives from The Treasury, DFAT and the Indonesian Embassy attend the Dialogue. The Minister presents recent  economic developments in Indonesia and discussions on the topics of Balance of Payments, investment policy, industrialisation, human capital with ANU academics ensue.

 

Head of ANU Indonesia Project, Associate Professor Blane Lewis, presents HE Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati Update books on Digital Indonesia and Globalisation, Nationalism and Sovereignty.

Head of ANU Indonesia Project, Associate Professor Blane Lewis, presents HE Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati Update books on Digital Indonesia and Globalisation, Nationalism and Sovereignty.

 

Public Lecture by Sri Mulyani Indrawati on Human capital development in digital era - ANU Indonesia Project

Public Lecture by Sri Mulyani Indrawati on human capital development in the digital era, chaired by the Director of Crawford, Professor Helen Sullivan.

 

The height of the visit is the Public Lecture that the Minister delivers, titled Human resource development in the digitalisation era. The Lecture is attended by approximately 200 people, mostly academics, graduate students, government officers, the general public and the media. Professor Helen Sullivan, Director of Crawford School of Public Policy, chairs the Lecture. In the lecture, Minister Mulyani points out that there are concerns regarding the quality of Indonesian human resources despite Indonesia’s strong economic indicators. Regardless of the fact that Indonesia ranks fourth in the world in the number of labour force, the quality of its labour force is still at minimum.  In conclusion, according to the Minister, human capital is ta key aspect in being able to fight poverty and inequality.

Following the Public Lecture, the Minister attends a lunch dialogue with the awardees of the Indonesian Education Endowment Fund (LPDP) who are currently studying at The Australian National University and with the Ministry of Finance staff currently studying at the University of Canberra. The Indonesian Ambassador for Australia, HE Mr Kristiarto Legowo and the Acting Director of LPDP, Dr Rionald Silaban also speak in this event. In the dialogue, the Minister shares her own experience as a student and motivates all the awardees to utilise all the learning opportunities, as they are the future faces of better Indonesia.

Included in the Ministry of Finance delegation among other are Professor Suahasil Nazara, Head of Fiscal Policy Agency, Ms Sumiyati, Ministry of Finance Inspector General, Dr Wempi Saputra, Chief of Staff, Dr Nufransa Wira Sakti, Head of Communication Bureau, Dr Rionald Silaban, Head of Financial Education and Training Agency and Dr Eko NM Saputro, Deputy Head for Centre for Bilateral Relationship.

Minister Sri Mulyani is bade farewell by ANU Indonesia Project staff at the end of the visit.

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