HUBba Kabar? If you feel 2022 flew by quickly, you’re not alone! We agree!! It simply evaporated!
And what an unforgettable year it has been!! The year started on a positive note, riding on the tail-end of the pandemic as more people got vaccinated. Holiday Travel 2021 even saw an uptick, with global travel returning with a vengeance. However, by February 2022 everything changed abruptly with the Omicron COVID-19 Variant spreading around the world, halting the short-lived news of the subsiding pandemic and economic recovery.
If things couldn’t get any worse, on 23 February, the world woke up to shocking news that Russia invaded neighboring Ukraine and declared war. The War saw millions of Ukrainians fleeing the country, inflicting the biggest humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War 2. Global sanctions followed, imposed by EU countries against Russia, as the war raged on. An unraveling of compounded, globally-linked problems, triggered by oil and gas prices reaching record highs, causing inflationary pressures everywhere.
September saw the death of the world’s most famous monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Followed by tragedies at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, Indonesia, killing 135, and the Itaewon Halloween stampede that crushed 158 people in Seoul, South Korea, in October. Natural disasters around the world claimed 1,000s. From earthquakes in Afghanistan and Indonesia; Floods in Pakistan, and Forest Fires in Europe, to deadly Winter Storms and Hurricanes in North America.
Thankfully 2022 wasn’t all doom and gloom. The year also saw Indonesia host the G20 holding Presidency of the prestigious global club for the first time. And hosted various important meetings throughout 2022, culminating with the G20 Meeting for 20 Heads of State in Bali, in November. Countries came together to take action toward achieving the world’s collective climate goals as agreed under the Paris Agreement and the Convention.
So how do you stay focused on positive impact against all the negativity we’ve seen in 2022? We use the following ingredients; a. We stay positive; b. We stay connected with our Communities and Impact Hub Families from our global network; and 3. We collaborate our way out of any challenge.
As we close 2022, we do so with the right intention, entering 2023 with new hope and energy to do better, go farther, and connect with more communities who share the same mission of doing good. This is the only way to survive and grow our business.
Jakarta Networking Night: AsiaBerlin Edition Playing host to international guests interested to learn about Indonesia’s StartUp EcoSystem is a role we’re delighted to play. The recent Jakarta Networking Night: AsiaBerlin Edition was one such event. A Team of German and European StartUps on an Asian tour to learn about the StartUp world in Singapore and Jakarta in October. We organized a networking dinner in collaboration with enpact, bringing together StartUps, Founders, Venture Builders, and StartUp enthusiasts.
B Market Builder Southeast Asia Workshop In November, we hosted an engaging gathering of impact-driven entrepreneurs aspiring to become B Corp companies. It was an eye-opening workshop bringing together, aptly entitled: “BIA-focused (B Impact Assessment) workshop.” Facilitated by Billy Hanafee, Senior Business Sustainability Analyst / APAC Regional Team, and Yudhi Pradhana, Executive Director of B Market Builder SEA. It was a well-attended event, with Social Enterprise (SE) players, SE enthusiasts, and an audience curious about impact-driven business.
The Good Times Meet Up: German Embassy Edition Excited to welcome back our buddies, The Good Times for a Collab event. In October we co-hosted the German Embassy and Deutsche Welle Indonesia networking event. The special event was to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Indonesia – Germany Collaboration and as a Year End 2022 gathering to bring together StartUps, Founders, and Ecosystem Builders.
Impact Hub Jakarta Christmas Tea Party Every year, December is a special month we embrace with joy and a grateful heart. For the opportunity to gather with our tenants, communities, and Impact Hub JakartaFamily to celebrate Christmas and acknowledge the year 2022 with all its challenges. We swapped gifts, played games, sang at the top of our lungs, did a little Christmas dance, hung our New Year’s resolutions & wishes on the Christmas tree, and shared laughter. A gathering of miles of smiles where we closed it with newfound energy and hope for a better and brighter 2023.
Regional & International News
Impact Hub Asia Pacific Regional Gathering 2022, Dhaka, Bangladesh So grateful to attend Impact Hub APAC Regional Gathering 2022 hosted by Impact Hub Dhaka in early December. Impact Hub Asia Pacific is a growing family of 11 hubs in Dhaka, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Kyoto, Manila, Phnom Penh, Shanghai, Kathmandu, Taipei, Waikato, and Yangon. Between team-building, fun activities, and invigorating discussions with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, important commitments were made to promote a world of 3 zeros: Zero net carbon emissionZero wealth concentration for ending poverty, &Zero unemployment by unleashing entrepreneurship in all. Watch Impact Hub Dhaka’s Instagram stories for more on this episode!
SheDisruptsIndonesia 2023 We’re seeking impact-driven Female Changemakers, who is on a mission to change the world via their business. SheDisrupts Indonesia 2023 awaits! Creatella Impact and Moonshot Ventures, in partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), UN Women, UNDP, and Monk’s Hill Ventures, are excited to launch SheDisrupts Indonesia 2023 program. A Venture Competition, Mentorship, & Pre-Acceleration Program for women-led early-stage social impact startups. An online program offering tools, resources, and opportunities with access to capital to grow your business, and advance the socio-economic progress and empowerment of women in Indonesia.
An unforgettable year full of challenges, and sweet victories. Grateful for all the opportunities and external macroeconomic energy triggering business to move again after two years of hibernation and stagnation. A look back at a year that was. And some of the unique events that highlighted 2022.
May 2022:Impact Hub Global Gathering 2022, Lisbon, Portugal Impact Hub makers from around the world gathered in charming Lisbon, Portugal, to connect and exchange information on the network’s past, present, and future. Other than enjoying the good weather and catching up in person for the first time after the pandemic, the +100 people representing both global and local Impact Hub teams took this priceless opportunity to reflect on the necessary steps we need to take as a community to achieve our impact goals. The #ImpactHubRetreat also served as the perfect occasion to understand how we can overcome systemic global challenges and better support each other regarding particular issues faced by different Impact Hubs.
June 2022:AVPN Global Conference, Bali, Indonesia Impact Hub Jakarta team attended AVPN (Asian Venture Philanthropy Network) Global Conference 2022 in Bali. Delighted to meet so many inspiring changemakers and organizations representing the entire philanthropy and impact ecosystem on the magical island of Bali, Indonesia. AVPN is Asia’s #1 social investment network and ecosystem builder that works to increase the flow of capital towards impact in Asia, ensuring that resources are most effectively deployed. The AVPN Global Conference is the largest social investing convening in Asia that gathers funders and resource providers worldwide to share knowledge, build strategic partnerships, and address socio-economic challenges at scale. The annual flagship event breaks down silos to bridge the worlds of philanthropy and impact investing with private equity and institutional funding.
September 2022:F20 Climate Solutions Forum, Jakarta, Indonesia Arguably our most significant accomplishment in 2022, proud and honored to co-host: the F20 Climate Solutions Forum on 7 – 8 September 2022. A collaboration with Hamburg-based Foundations F20 Platform, and co-chaired by Habibie Center, who roped in leading foundations: Wahid Foundation, Bina Swadaya, and Yayasan Dharma Bhakti of Astra Group Foundation. The 2-day event drew a total audience of 600+, with a much bigger audience attending online. F20 is a network of over 70 foundations and philanthropic organizations around the world, calling for joint, transnational action towards sustainable development, along with positive transformation examples to provide pathways towards solutions to today’s most pressing challenges – climate change and a just transition towards sustainable development, based on renewable energy.
December 2022:KAWAN RUKI Community Awards Our closest family member within the startup and community ecosystem is Coworkinc. Proud to have them based at Impact Hub Jakarta. Not only do they know communities inside out, but they are also the authority on communities in Indonesia. Having run RUKI (“Ruang Komunal Indonesia” Community Space) for Meta since 2018 in Jakarta and outside the capital, 2019 onward. Excited to see their latest program, KAWAN RUKI (Kelompok Pembawa Perubahan = Changemaker Community), designed to appreciate and acknowledge communities around Indonesia. The debut KAWAN invited seven community leaders, selected from 100s communities, filtered down to 21, in 7 sectors: 1. Environment; 2. Women, Parents, & Children; 3. Technology & Digital Literacy; 4. Education; 5. Health; 6. inclusivity; 7. Humanity, Leadership & Youth. Honored to engage with the seven inspiring winners: Rumah Bahari Gemilang (Rubalang), Palu, Central SulawesiMuslimah Swimming Squad, Surabaya, East JavaSentra Kreatif Lestari Siak (Skelas), RiauRumah Kreatif Sahabat Nusantara, Ende, East Nusa TenggaraWell-Being Shelter, AcehLingkar Sosial (Linksos), Malang, East JavaPustaka Pinggir Kali (Pupinka). Sumbawa, East Nusa Tenggara
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