Today, official launch of KSST 2016 Annual Report and KSS Program Logo
Friday, 22 September 2017 01:37

Wednesday, 13th September 2017

 

As one of the agenda in Nawa Cita and has been included as one of the national development priorities in RPJMN 2015-2019, South-South Cooperation (KSS) is aimed at providing benefits for the achievement of Indonesia’s national interests, diplomatically, economically and socially. KSS is a development cooperation among developing countries in order to achieve mutual self-reliance based on solidarity, mutual opportunity and mutual benefit.

 

Located at Doubletree hotel on Wednesday (13/9), Expert Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Management, Wajid Fauzi accompanied by the Directior of Foreign Policy and International Development Cooperation (Polugri-KPI) of the National Development Planning Agency, Dewo Broto Joko Putranto, Head of Bureau for Technical Cooperation (KTLN) of the Ministry of State Secretariat, Rika Kiswardani, Director of Technical Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Syarif Alatas and Head of Inter-Regional Economic and Finance Cooperation, Center for Regional and Bilateral Policy, Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance, Kristyanto officially launched the annual report of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (KSST) and logo of South-South Cooperation (KSS) program.

 

Indonesia plays an important role in the participation of KSS, which is Indonesia will seek to foster solidarity among developing countries while strengthening strategic partnerships with friendly countries to achieve mutual self-reliance and accelerate development to address global problems. “Entering 2016, the involvement of Indonesia in South-South Cooperation (KSS) is increasingly showing significant roles”, Said Muhammad Syarif Alatas, Director of Technical Cooperation at Foreign Ministry, at the launch of KSST 2016 annual report and KSS program logo.

 

KSST 2016 Annual Report is a documentation of various activities that have been implemented by the Government of Indonesia within the framework of KSST, this report is presented to the public as a form of transparency and accountability. Within a period of one year, recorded at least 51 activities that have been implemented and followed by 1,119 participants from 66 countries. The number of participants and countries involved in international development cooperation with Indonesia increased significantly compared to the previous year which involved 652 participants from 42 countries. Meanwhile, in terms of finance, 2016 recorded contribution value to support international development cooperation amounting to 15,08 million US Dollars where 15,04 million US Dollars comes from the Government of Indonesia’s Budget (APBN).

 

To prepare and support the planning, implementation and evaluation of the program in KSST, the Government of Indonesia in 2010 has established the KSST National Coordinating Team (KSST National Coordination Team) consist of four Ministries: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning / National Development Planning Agency, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of State Secretariat. So fat, KSST Indonesia has provided support in the form of aid projects, equipment support, internship programs, seminars, workshops, study visits, training and delivery an experts to developing countries.

 

At the event, an interactive dialogue was organized which discussed the management of KSST program under the National Coordination Team which has been running for six years and already entered the second period. In the dialogue, there are several inputs to strengthen the KSST program, “If we count from 2010-2016 maybe we will ask, is it gone? Some are already in order and some still not in order, why they are still not in order? It is already six years we have a National Coordination Team, what’s wrong? Which means, when we talk about the National Coordination Team, it should be coordinated with the discipline of the elements within the coordination team itself.” Said firmly by the Head of Bureau for Technical Cooperation (KTLN) of the Ministry of State Secretariat, Rika Kiswardani in interactive dialogue which discuss the management of KSST program.

 

Not only that, the Head of Bureau for Technical Cooperation (KTLN) of the Ministry of State Secretariat, Rika Kiswardani also gave an input on the products that have been produced by the National Coordinating Team of KSST, “Some things that we should evaluate, such as what kind of regulation that could regulate all the stakeholders of the ministry of this institution, following all the products that already produced by the National Coordinating Team. Maybe if I identify, there are so many National Cooperation products, such as SOP, starts from guideline. But how many ministries follow our guideline, they not followed that because there has not been any thrust, or maybe they already has their own guideline? And maybe they more comfortable with their own guideline” said clearly by Rika Kiswardani.

 

Why KSS is important

Along with the increasing of Indonesia’s position as a middle-income country, Indonesia’s active role in global forums and international development cooperation, including KSS needs to be further improved. Indonesia’s position as a “neutral player” in the global area adds value in establishing cooperation with other southern countries.

 

The increasing of Indonesia’s active role in KSS is very important because it is considered to provide benefits for development, both from the political, economic and socio-cultural side.

 

The benefits of KSS in politics is as a means of Indonesian political diplomacy in the global sphere that affects the resilience of the state and encourages the creation of a secure and orderly world that could impacts on the stability of national security. In the economic field, KSS is useful to encourage the national economic development through increasing market access, trade and investment of Indonesia in southern countries, but also as a means of economic diplomacy of Indonesia in achieving the goals of national development. In the field of social culture, KSS provides benefits such as: 1. Improving the capacity of involved parties in the program through the exchange of knowledge, 2. Introduce the culture and noble values of the nation to other involved countries in cooperation, 3. Improve the positive image of Indonesian culture in international forums as a country that has been able to contribute actively with the principles of solidarity, and 4. Creating ‘people to people’ contact to get to know and understand each other’s culture.

 

 

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