Indonesia, Singapore sharing e-commerce know-how

Public-sector leaders and education specialists from Singapore and Indonesia met for a leadership workshop yesterday to share e-commerce related challenges from their jobs.

This learning exchange is part of bilateral efforts to develop a digital economy, and will focus on two tracks in public administration and technical education.

Temasek Foundation International, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) and Republic Polytechnic will work with the Indonesian government to share their knowledge of e-commerce logistics, the organisations said in a joint statement.

Three memorandums of understanding covering two learning exchange programmes were signed yesterday.

The two-year programme is backed by Temasek Foundation International's grant of $620,899, which will support the sharing sessions in both nations. It is being co-funded by Indonesia's Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs.

Among other things, the initiative aims to build the capabilities of 100 officials in ministries and government-linked organisations in Indonesia to develop a strategy for e-commerce logistics.

The SCE will conduct a series of customised workshops by aggregating relevant expertise from Singapore's public and private sectors.

A second programme will focus on boosting technical education courses in supply chain management for e-commerce offered by some polytechnics in Indonesia.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 13, 2018, with the headline 'Indonesia, Singapore sharing e-commerce know-how'. Print Edition | Subscribe