28/02/21 - DBN Webinar - Talking Vaccines
A broad audience was glued to their monitors to hear the talk of Dr. Raph Hamers (Infectious Disease Physician Oxford University – Jakarta) and the opinions of three experts: Dr. Steven Graaff (Good Practice Clinic), Maurice Wagenaar (Empower Healthcare) and Joos Louwerier (Allianz Life).
There were discussions how the implementation of the vaccination program will take place in Indonesia ( > 250 million people) and if there will be a role for the private sector. Also the different vaccine options where highlighted and the foreseen distribution and availability. A Hot topic that raised many questions, but where all answers were not known yet, since there is so much in progress.
17/03/21 - DBN Roundtable - Agriculture & Forestry
With a smaller group of SME’s, entrepreneurs and others with interest in agriculture/forestry we had an online round table session. It was interesting to hear how diverse the agricultural interests between the Netherlands and Indonesia are. The Dutch export of agricultural materials to Indonesia is substantial, and there are also quite some successful Dutch agricultural companies active in Indonesia. Indonesian farmers can benefit from the available agricultural knowledge how to increase productivity AND sustainability in the Netherlands.
During the session Joost van Uum, the new Agriculture Council for Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, highlighted the focus where the Dutch government might be able to help agricultural companies in Indonesia. Also during the discussions several members brought forward ideas how they might be able to work together on sustainable forest products.
A successful session that will certainly be followed up!