Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia Held a Courtesy Meeting to ICC Secretariat


His Excellency Mr. Juan Camilo Valencia Gonzales Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia to Indonesia visited the secretariat of the International Coconut Community (ICC), Jakarta, Indonesia. He was accompanied by Ms. Nelsy Raquel Munar Jaramillo, Deputy Head of Mission, and Second Secretary Mr. Juan Pablo Osorio. Mr. Valencia and the team were received by Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw, ICC Executive Director, and Secretariat team.

In her welcome address, Dr. Jelfina expressed that this is the beginning of the relationship between ICC and the Republic of Colombia and ICC is looking forward to strengthening the relationship. Executive Director then... read more

Virtual Meeting of COGENT Steering Committee and International Thematic Action Group


COGENT as a programme within the International Coconut Community (ICC) held its first virtual Steering Committee (SC) and International Thematic Action Group (ITAG) meeting between 22 and 25 June 2020. Around 50 delegates attended from 22 countries spanning 11 time-zones from Mexico/ Brazil to Fiji/Australia.

The main objectives of the meeting were to ‘reboot’ COGENT, to begin developing a strong, collaborative and sustainable network (within ICC), formally agree on the SC membership, address COGENT’s global strategy implementation, discuss next steps and articulate action points/ recommendations.

Delegates were welcomed by Dr Syafaruddin, Director of Indonesian Center for Estate Crops... read more

Webinar on Coconut for the Health and Economy of Indonesia during Covid-19 Pandemic


The International Coconut Community (ICC) and Sam Ratulangi University, Indonesia jointly organized a webinar on “Coconut for the health and economy of Indonesia during Covid-19 pandemic” on 10 June 2020. More than 500 people took part in the webinar from different part of the country. The  resource speakers of webinar included Mr. Olly Dondokambey Governor, North Sulawesi; senior researchers of Sam Ratulangi University Prof. Dr. Lucia Mandey and Prof. Dr. Jemmy Posangi; Mr. Refly Ngantung the head of North Sulawesi Plantation Office, Dr. Ismail Maskromo , Director, Indonesian Palmae Crops Research Institute and Mr. Petrus Tjandra President Director,  Indonesia Commodity Derivatives... read more