• 15 May: Final CASINDO meeting, Grand Candi Hotel, Semarang


CASINDO is a capacity development programme that aims to build and strengthen institutional and human capacity for energy policy formulation and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects both at the national and regional level. The programme has been developed in close collaboration with the Indonesian partners and SenterNovem.

CASINDO has started in June 2009 and will run till 31 December 2011. The programme is financed by SenterNovem and is part of a bilateral energy co-operation Indonesia Netherlands. The consortium that executes the programme consists of  8 Indonesian and 5 Dutch partners. The programme co-ordination is shared between ECN and the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

The programme involves activities both at the national level and in the provinces of  Central Java, North Sumatra, West Nusa Tenggara, Yogyakarta and Papua.

A key background component of CASINDO  is the ongoing reforms in Indonesia regarding the decentralisation of autonomy. Regional governments are now becoming responsible for formulating and implementing regional energy policies. CASINDO aims to contribute to this process through developing the professional capacity that will enable the regional government to formulate and implement a regional energy strategy and that will improve regional academic and educational knowledge by introducing energy research and education programmes and training modules at the local universities and technical high schools(SMK) To ensure that these knowledge levels can be maintained also in the longer term, strong institutional government structures are set up by  CASINDO.

The CASINDO project covers capacity building activities that will be conducted at the national, the provincial and the district/municipality level for the following target groups:

  • Policy makers, including national government, regional government, Dinas, regional parliament, regional office of education and Bappeda
  • Entrepreneurs and NGOs
  • Universities
  • Teachers at vocational schools (SMKs)


To ensure that the CASINDO activities are carried out in an efficient and effective manner, 7 Technical Working Groups (TWG) are established. The composition of each working group consists of representatives from the regional teams, MEMR, ITB,TEDC and the European partners:

I. Energy Policy Analysis
II. Renewable energy action plan
III. Energy efficiency masterplan
V. Pro-poor energy strategy
VI. University education & research programme
VII. SMK RE & EE training modules

For more information download CASINDO leaflet in English or Bahasa Indonesia