4On the 16th of March 2016 our civil engineering students attended the ICE Technical Meeting discussing “IndII Road Sector Programme” which was held in Eastern Promise Pub & Restaurant in Kemang. The Indonesian Infrastructure Initiative (IndII) is an Australia Government-supported initiative. Its goal is to promote sustainable economic growth by working with the Government of Indonsia (GoI) to enhance infrastructure policy, planning and investment. The main focus is on transport, water and sanitation, including cross-sectoral issues such as infrastructure finance and governance.
IndII’s transport activities are very heavily focused on improvements to the road sector, both at national and local level. Current activities, undertaken jointly with the Government of Indonesia, include a mix of pilot projects, new tool and processes, technical audits, and hopefully soon a pilot competitively tendered PPP road sector project.
The speaker in this discussion was Robert Hardy, a new Technical Director in the Transport department. He has over 30 years’ varied experience across all phases of transport infrastructure development and has worked as a strategic advisor on infrastructure planning, procurement and implementation strategies for large projects. He has also advised governments and large organizations on business process mapping, performance management, organizational re-structuring and collaborative working arrangements. He was Regional Director for a major engineering consultancy in the Middle East before joining IndII.
Outside of work, Robert is the President of a charitable foundation based in Bacolod in the Philippines, Balay Dalangpan, which is developing homes for abandoned, abused and orphaned children.