Indonesian Surveyors and Apeksi Encourage City Level Sustainable Development Acceleration


TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – Indonesian Surveyors collaborated with the Association of Indonesian City Governments (Apeksi) to develop the Integrated-Sustainability Indonesia Movement (I-SIM) for Cities program.


This is done to support multi-stakeholder sustainability in managing aspects of sustainable development, environment, social and governance, including accelerating the achievement of SDGs at the city level.


The President Director of Surveyor Indonesia, M. Haris Witjaksono said, apart from Apeksi, this program has also been developed and collaborated with the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Central Bureau of Statistics and Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI).


“With all the elements involved, we hope that the city government can participate in all series of events well and collaborate with each other in order to continuously improve the achievement of SDGs at the city level,” said Director of Surveyor Indonesia, M. Haris Witjaksono. 2022).


Head of Apeksi Bima Arya Sugiarto said, Bhima hoped that through this program the city government would be able to convey data and innovation actions for achieving SDGs, and obtain ranking results in order to further accelerate the performance of these achievements.


“Through the active role of the city government in participating in this program, it will show how much the city government has done and supports national and global governments in an effort to create a world that is more comfortable, resilient, inclusive and sustainable for the welfare and happiness of its people,” he said.


Head of the National Secretariat for SDGs at the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas, Vivi Yulaswati, said that through this I-SIM For Cities, the city government became an important actor in achieving the SDGs targets.


“The role of the city government regarding data disclosure is to accelerate the performance of SDGs and encourage inclusive multi-stakeholder partnerships and no one left behind related to the implementation of SDGs at the city level,” he said.


“The disaggregation of SDGs data at the district and city levels must continue to grow and improve in quality,” continued Vivi.