Indonesian youth discuss green jobs opportunity in renewable energy.

2 July 2019

A couple hundred of youth and young professionals filled the auditorium of @ America cultural center in Jakarta, to understand and discuss green jobs and its opportunities in Indonesia, especially in renewable energy sector. Held on June 25, 2019, with the support from USAID ICED II and CoAction Indonesia, an Indonesian nongovernmental organization, the event featured four young professionals from private and public sector shared their professional experience in renewable energy. Two of them are founders of renewable energy start-up using solar photovoltaic (PV) technology i.e. Erenesia ( Weston Energy ( , one is working in renewable energy service company i.e. PT Resco Sumba Terang (, and another one is working as an engineer in Indonesia’s state utility company (PLN). They spoke on the skills required to thrive in the business. The enthusiastic audience came up with a series of questions about job opportunities, price of solar PV installation, and how to earn profit from renewable energy start-up businesses. Green jobs will not only contribute to Indonesia’s economic growth but also help put Indonesia on the path to self-reliance.