A high level Indonesian delegation led by the Minister for the Development of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, Marwan Jafar, visited Adelaide in early October to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Scope Global and a Declaration of Intent (DoI) with South Australia’s Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills, Gail Gago.
The signing of these documents marks the beginning of a collaborative business partnership, which aims to accelerate economic growth in remote and marginal regions across the Indonesian archipelago.
Minister Marwan Jafar said he is delighted for the support, which will assist in developing a design for independent villages as the main base of national food self-sufficiency through training programs, both inside and outside the country.
The MoU emphasizes the importance of strengthening human resource development as well as the development of self-sufficient rural design, while the DoI encourages partnerships and information exchange between Indonesia and Australia in the field of education and skills in rural areas, disadvantaged areas, and transmigration.
Minister Gail Gago said she is confident the DoI and MoU signing are the start of a productive cooperation.
While visiting Adelaide, the delegation also met with the Playford Council at Elizabeth to understand the role that local government plays in the development of agricultural and horticultural industries and how this benefits local communities.