Local experts coalition combines global insights and local knowledge to accelerate decarbonization of the built sector
How can we stimulate the rapid transformation of the market to support the decarbonization of buildings in a country? The answer to this question lies at the core of GBPN’s local expert coalition model of engagement in Indonesia called HIDUP.
Networking and ground presence is necessary for successful policy reforms according to Matthieu Caille, HIDUP Convenor and GBPN Technical and Special Project Lead in Indonesia.
“Proven technical solutions do already exist and are market-ready in Indonesia to reduce energy consumption in homes and buildings by up to 40% with a return of investment below three years,” Mr Caille said.
“HIDUP’s bottom up approach of relying on local stakeholder players helps in the transformation of markets to enable adoption of these technical solutions in building constructions.”
HIDUP’s local coalition of experts was recognised by the United Nations Office for Project Services as a positive example of how to work effectively in Southeast Asia.
Global Insights, Local Action
HIDUP is a Bahasa Indonesia word meaning ‘Alive’ and together with its sister concern JINDA in India (meaning Alive in Hindi) is connecting local and global experts.
“HIDUP is a multilateral stakeholder engagement platform that helps us identify upcoming policy reform, associated studies, and capacity building or training and education program opportunities at national and sub-national level,” Mr Caille said.
“We do this in two ways – firstly HIDUP allows us to understand local needs and challenges. And second, we then combine these insights with our global resources and insights to derive evidence-based recommendations.
“By engaging the knowledge and insights of local experts, we can ensure that global learnings are fit-for-purpose within the local context, and policies are both practical and implementable and achieve the greatest impact.”
Going deeply local for maximum impact
GBPN is now looking to add another layer to its HIDUP initiative, taking it to the pilot jurisdiction level (sub-national level). The pilot level will replicate the people-centred coalition approach that is already in place and has shown strong results, said Raphael Anindito, Project Manager, GBPN Indonesia.
“This second layer engagement process is looking to build sustainable policy reforms at pilot jurisdiction levels by building upon the 7 Key Strategies developed by the HIDUP Core Working Group,” Mr Anindito said.
“By building highly localised working groups, our aim is to stimulate the rapid growth and transformation of the sustainable and green buildings market.
“The local HIDUP groups will facilitate efficient capacity building and create strong dynamics among local actors that will take part and will become the main contributors of the whole transformation process.”
Mr Anindito said that the local groups was a natural progression for GBPN’s desire to foster cross-sector coordination among building supply chain stakeholders. “These stakeholders are in tune with, ‘Alive’ to, the challenges on the ground and the opportunities for building decarbonization,” Mr Anindito said.
“The pilot groups will help to identify, discuss and tackle together the challenges that remain toward achieving Indonesia sustainable goals within the built environment.”
HIDUP activities also focus on reducing energy demand and emission from the residential sector. In addition to these objectives, HIDUP also acts as an advisory group to the GBPN Policy Hub, a GBPN initiative that aims to provide a platform for Indonesian Government Ministries with an interest in sustainable building and energy policies to engage with GBPN and its projects.
Learn more about the Policy Hub here.