First Exchange of South-South Triangular Cooperation on Decentralized Renewable Energy (SSTC DRE) Madagaskar


In order to strengthen cooperation in the field of new and renewable energy through the South-South and Triangular Cooperation (KSST) scheme, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Ministry of State Secretariat have collaborated with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to conduct the First Exchange of South- South Trianguler Cooperation on Decentralized Renewable Energy (SSTC DRE) for Madagascar. Aligned with the Renewable Energy Mini-Grids in South-South Triangular Cooperation in Indonesia project (ENTRI Project), the objective of this program is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices in the implementation of decentralized new and renewable energy. Attended by 14 participants from new and renewable energy-related policy-makers in Madagascar, it is scheduled to take place on November 27th to December 2nd, 2023, in Bandung.

The SSTC DRE Program commenced on Monday (27/11) with a kickoff meeting wherein the Concept of Cooperation was formulated. This document serves as the legal framework for collaboration between Madagascar and Indonesia in the sector of new and renewable energy. Noviyanti, chief of the Bureau of Foreign Technical Cooperation of Kemensetneg, expressed her optimism at the inauguration that all parties would be able to collaborate, reach an accord, and gain knowledge from one another. Furthermore, Catoer Wibowo, principal advisor of GIZ Indonesia, and Andriah Feby Misna, director of Aneka New and Renewable Energy KemenESDM, emphasized that the execution of this energy collaboration signifies an inclusive partnership in practice, particularly among developing nations.

Participants are extended an invitation to observe the most effective strategies employed by Indonesia in the implementation of decentralized renewable energy through a sequence of field excursions in and around Bandung, accompanied by discussions with the authorities who oversee the visitation sites. Hence, it is expected that participants will acquire practical knowledge and develop the capability to implement these effective strategies in Madagascar, taking into consideration the specific requirements and circumstances of the country.