Join us in the Online Dialogue on Mitigating Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Fishery Supply Chain in Maluku

08 Jun 2021

Join us in the Online Dialogue on Mitigating Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Fishery Supply Chain in Maluku

Join Australia Awards’ Online Dialogue “Mitigating Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Fishery Supply Chain in Maluku” on Tuesday, 22 June 2021 at 10:00 – 12:30 WIT (or 08:00 – 10:30 Jakarta time).

COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge to public health and poses a domino effect to many other sectors, including to marine and fisheries. With the implementation of lockdown measures that limit the movement of goods and people, supply chains for maritime commodities have been put to test. Fishing activities in many coastal areas, such as in Maluku, have either stopped or been significantly reduced due to the low demand.

As one of the largest seafood producers in the world, Indonesia must address the challenges in the industry so that the pandemic effect to coastal communities can be contained. Join us to discuss this issue with experts from various professional backgrounds in this industry from the government, civil society organisations, private sector and university.

Speakers of the event:

  • Alan Koropitan, Senior Adviser in Maritime Issues, Office of Presidential Staff
  • Maharani Yulisti, researcher at Research Centre for Marine and Fisheries Socio Economics, Ministry of Marine and Fisheries and alumna of The University of Western Australia
  • Abdul Haris Anwar, Head of the Department of Marine and Fisheries, Provincial Government of Maluku
  • Yolanda Apituley, lecturer and researcher at Pattimura University and alumna of the University of Western Sydney
  • Utari Octavianty, General Director of Aruna Indonesia and alumna of Flinders University
  • Yasmine Simbolon, Executive Director of Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI)
  • Willem Joseph, Head of Indonesia Fisherfolk Association/Himpunan Nelayan Seluruh Indonesia (HNSI) Cabang Maluku
  • Doan Komul, Manager of Koperasi Cahaya Nusa Moloku

This event will be hosted by Adjeng Hatalea, a journalist at and alumna of English Language Training Assistance (ELTA) program. The discussion will be moderated by Irene Sahertian-Matakena, a consultant in the fisheries industry and alumna of the University of Tasmania. There will be opening remarks from the Australian Embassy in Indonesia and Provincial Government of Maluku.

This event will be conducted in Bahasa Indonesia, and you can watch it here on the Australia Awards in Indonesia’s YouTube channel.

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