ADFIAP concludes EU-funded SWITCH Asia ACMFN project

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The “Asian Cleantech MSME Financing Network” (ACMFN), the 4-year EU-funded SWITCH Asia project, implemented by ADFIAP in partnership adelphi (Germany) and the three (3) national focal partners (NFPs) in China, India and Indonesia, held its formal project closing ceremonies on December 9, 2019 at the El Hotel Royal Bandung, Indonesia. The event was conducted as one of the featured activities of the West Java Green Festival Forum organized by its Indonesia NFP, PUPUK, to further strengthen Indonesia’s green business ecosystem in West Java that started last year.

Aside from ADFIAP and the four NFPs from China, India, Indonesia and Germany, the closing ceremonies were attended by key provincial and local government dignitaries and officers led by the Governor of the West Java Province and the Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (Financial Services Authority of Indonesia) West Java Office. The ceremony was also attended by Mr. Michael Bucki, EU Climate Change and Environment Advisor who spoke in behalf of the EU Delegation Jakarta and SWITCH Asia, in general, as the project main funder. In his speech, Mr. Bucki congratulated the project for its successful completion and in achieving its target objectives over the four-year period. He also highlighted in his message the importance of having two “S’s” in moving forward the successes achieved by the project in the future – the “seed” of sustainable cleantech energy development in the 3 NFPs, and the “support systems” and financial access created by the project to local MSMEs through the project.

As a token of appreciation for the EU-SWITCH Asia’s contribution to the success of the project, the ACMFN Project Management Office presented him a plaque of appreciation and copies of the three (3) ACMFN flagship reports in China, India and Indonesia. (Copies of the three flagship reports will soon be available in the local NFPs.)

The ADFIAP team who attended this activity was led by Ms. Corazon Conde, Group Head of ADFIAP Consulting. For more information on the ACMFN project, please visit its website at www.acmfn.com or email inquiries@adfiap.org.

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