Food & Function | Lessons from Indonesia (Melbourne)

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Lessons from the Indonesian Archipelago

Spices Javara Indonesia

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What is food biodiversity and why does it matter in our region, and globally? What can Australia learn from one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, Indonesia?

Join founder of Javara Indonesia and one of Asia’s top entrepreneurs, Helianti Hilman, as she shares her life’s work in the first of our interactive lunchtime series. Through a sensory tasting journey, Helianti will share with our audience how her organisation works to sustain farmers throughout Indonesia through a revival of indigenous wisdom and traditional conservation practices.

This event is in partnership with Preserve Indonesia. Limited places available so make sure to register.

Date: Friday 13 September 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm
Venue: Asia Society Australia, Level 2, 77 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank VIC 3006


About our speaker

Helianti Hilman, Founder Javara Indonesia

Helianti Hilman

Helianti Hilman is a leading advocate of Indonesia’s food biodiversity heritage by bringing indigenous food products of remote Indonesia to the broader market. She graduated Cum Laude in 1993 from Padjadjaran University, Bandung, majoring in International Law. In 1998, she completed a Master of Law on Intellectual Property Rights at Kings College, University of London.

Inspired by Indonesia’s wealth on food biodiversity and indigenous knowledge on sustainable food systems, in 2008 Helianti left her work as a consultant and founded PT.Kampung Kearifan Indonesia, known also as JAVARA. She was awarded EY Indonesia Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2013. In 2014 she was named by Forbes Indonesia among The Inspiring Women Honor Roll, and in 2016 by Top 10 Asia as one of Indonesia’s Top Social Entrepreneurs. She is globally recognised as a notable expert and resource person in the area of indigenous food systems, commercialisation of food biodiversity and social entrepreneurship.

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Event Details

Fri 13 Sep 2019
12 - 1:30 p.m.

Asia Society Australia

Level 2, 77 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank VIC 3006

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