Trade promotion capacity building - Indonesia

Trade promotion capacity building - Indonesia

Information dated: 2017

As mandated by the National Constitution, the Government of Indonesia actively participates in the collective efforts to achieve world peace and prosperity. This participation reflects the Indonesian commitment and contribution to global development.

Since the 80’s, Indonesia has organized technical cooperation programs in various areas under the framework of Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC)  and Third Country Technical Cooperation (TCTP), utilizing annually allocated budget and support from development partners.


Trainings and workshops

Indonesia has launched a number of initiatives and capacity building programs in the form of trainings, workshops and other relevant activities in numerous sectors, among others, agriculture, food security, infrastructure, micro-finance, and woman empowerment.

Since 2006, Indonesia has allocated approximately USD 49.9 million for technical cooperation. Within these programmes, Indonesia has trained at least 3988 participants from Asia and the Middle East (2980 participants), Africa (697 participants), Pacific (201 participants) and South America (110 participants). In 2010, President of Indonesia announced a pledge of capacity building project worth of USD 20 million for countries in South Pacific and USD 6 million for Timor-Leste.

Indonesia believes that the capacity building program will particularly be effective in the promotion of development agenda, which provide a mechanism for sharing knowledge and capabilities of the countries and enhancing cooperation among relevant stakeholders. Until 2016, participants from 116 countries took part in the Indonesian capacity building programmes.


Flagship Programs

The flagship programs are defined based on the needs, challenges and abilities to contribute to national development target achievements. Criteria for flagship program are as follows: (i) programs and activities are best practices and have been well-implemented in Indonesia; (ii) programs and activities that have been conducted with other developing countries and have been successfully implemented; (iii) programs and activities which have replication scheme and knowledge and technology sharing mechanism; (iv) program and activities with wide impact and contribution to the future development of South-South Cooperation. Some of the flagships programs are: Quarantine, Agriculture and Food Security; Trade and Industry, e.g. export and industry; and Special program for Palestine.

Quarantine Inspection for Animal products

The capacity building program on quarantine is under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia. The beneficiaries of the program are government officers in Asia Pacific and African region. The program is demand driven in nature. The quarantine-related program is aimed at building capacity for handling and inspection for animal products, quarantine action for animal products as well as assessment for plant quarantine installation.

The Program is administered by Centre of Training of Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with regional governments in Indonesia. The participants are invited to Indonesia and given in class and distance training. The impact of the program is expected to include enhanced capacity in quarantine inspection, assessment on quarantine inspection.

Some of the training programs are as the followings:

  • Training on Quarantine Action for Carries Media of Animal Quarantine Pests and Disease;
  • Training on Quarantine Action for Ruminant Products;
  • Training on Handling and Inspection for Animal Products;
  • Training on Heat Treatment;
  • Training on Preparation for Pest Analysis;
  • Training on Surveillance of Quarantine Pest and Disease; and
  • Training on Assessment for Plant Quarantine Installation.
Agriculture and Food Security

To support Indonesia’s food security program, Indonesia has taken some measures, focusing on agricultural area development and landscaping, infrastructure development, research and development, investment and climate change adaptation.

With its accumulated experience, Indonesia has offered some capacity building programmes to developing countries, among others in the sector of agro-business technology, post-harvest technology on fruits and vegetables as well as modern rice cultivation for researchers. In conducting these programs, Indonesia has worked together with some countries such as the United States, Japan, the Netherlands, Republic of Korea, Germany and China. It has also collaborated with several international organizations such as FAO, World Bank, ADB, IDB, UNDP, and IRRI.

To develop its agricultural sector, Indonesia implemented various programs including livestock self-sufficiency. To achieve the target, since 2005, Ministry of Agriculture has introduced various programs such as artificial insemination (AI). Indonesia’s AI has achieved national and international recognition. AI aims to improve the genetic merit of livestock population and to change the genetic configuration rapidly. Its method is feasible for mass application and prevents the spread of reproductive disease.

Currently, Indonesia has two AI institutions, namely, Singosari National Artificial Insemination Center (SNAIC) and Lembang Artificial Insemination Center. There are also several regional AI institutions in Aceh, West Sumatera, North Sumatera, Lampung, Central Java, Bali and West Nusa Tenggara.

Indonesia has shared the knowledge on AI with fellow developing countries through the Training Course on the topic of AI. These training programmes are conducted annually and have been open to participants from both Indonesia and overseas, among others, from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Sudan, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. The training courses in the Center are aimed at upgrading and improving the knowledge ana capability of inseminators among developing countries. It also serves as a tool to strengthen cooperation, friendship, and solidarity.

Some of the training programs are as the followings:

  • International Training on Sustainable Livestock Farming through the Strengthening of Artifical Insemination;
  • International Training Workshop on Agriculture Sector for African and Middle East Countries;
  • International Training on Agriculture Sector for African Countries;
  • International Workshop on Sustainable Marine Fishery Product Development for African Countries;
  • International Training on Coconut Product Development;
  • Training Course on Functional Foods Diversifications, Added Value and Competitiveness on Agricultural Products Through Zero Waste Processing System;
  • Rice Cultivation; and
  • Training Course on Agricultural Machinery.
Trade and Industry

Indonesia supports the development of trade cooperation among developing countries through the framework of South-South Cooperation (SSC). SSC is a crucial factor to enhance economic development. The economic capacity and potentials from developing countries will make the SSC as a strategic framework for developing countries to improve their national development. In trade and industry, Indonesia has supported and fostered the growth of small and medium enterprises, encouraging them to form collaborations with big business. Indonesia has also developed dialogue forum between government and private sector which aims to establish an innovative government-private sector form of cooperation.

As a middle-income country, the Government of Indonesia continues to diversify its products for export markets and to develop policies on trade and industry to strengthen its economic development.

The Government of Indonesia has committed to improving the export quality of Indonesian products through, among others, the development of Indonesia Export Training Center (IETC). As an education and training institution, IETC aimed to support business communities, especially small and medium enterprises actively, to enhance their knowledge and skill by providing practical and applicable knowledge.

Indonesia has shared its experiences and knowledge on trade and export to other developing countries.

Some of the programs are:

  • International Training on Seashell Crafting (Dispatch Expert);
  • Coconut Shell Product Development in Palau;
  • Internship Program for Alumni of the International Training on Seashell Crafting for Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Countries;
  • Entrepreneurship Boot Camp: International Workshop on Entrepreneurship for Asia Pacific Phase II;
  • International Workshop on Sustainable Marine Fishery Product Development for African Countries;
  • International Training on Coconut Product Development;
  • Seaweed Product Development for MSG and PIDF Countries;
  • Training for Technology of Processing Cassava Products;
  • Enhancing Competitiveness of the SMEs;
  • Technology process and Design of the Souvenir From Coconut Fiber;
  • Training Program on Innovative production with Hydroponic Technique and Management of Packing House;
  • Capacity Building for Food Processing;
  • Trade Training Workshop on Starting Export Business; and
  • Planning and Executing Export Business.