"Building a social innovation ecosystem to reduce ocean plastic pollution"
The Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator (OPPA) is building a social innovation ecosystem to address ocean plastic leakage within Indonesia. Greater Surabaya is the first focus waste management system where OPPA has been implementing business acceleration, networking and research activities for and with local and international innovators.Through these activities, OPPA is creating a tightly-knit community of stakeholders that enables innovative solutions to address challenges in the local waste management system and recycling sector.
The Surabaya Waste Community Accelerator focuses on developing the capacity of Surabaya-based innovators that have significant potential to improve waste management practices.
Surabaya Access Pad
A fully funded three-month landing pad program explicitly designed for ventures that are creating innovative ocean plastic pollution prevention products or services.The program will provide support in three critical areas of business expansion: network, local industry knowledge, and access to funding.
Waste Action Network
The Surabaya Waste Action Network is an open forum to get to know about and discuss waste management issues. The network comes together at a regular Lunch gathering, Webinar, or just connects through a WhatsApp Group and participates in best practice sharing and training sessions.
Digital Waste Innovation & Research
Through Digital Waste Innovation, OPPA aims to improve waste data management and transparency in Greater Surabaya. OPPA also continuously conducts research to improve its programming.
Event & Competition
OPPA hosts regular activities and events to raise awareness about waste and circular economy issues and highlight the role of waste management stakeholders. Current and previous events and campaigns include: Oh! Plastic Festival; Circular Innovation Jam; Waste Flow Map Illustration Competition; Photo Competition
The Incubation Network
The Incubation Network is creating a connected network of innovators, investors, civil society organisations, and government leaders across those key South and Southeast Asian countries. Collectively, we will design and deliver programs that drive investment, innovation, and partnerships for inclusive and gender-responsive waste management & circular economy solution.
Surabaya (East Java, Indonesia) is one of the cities worst affected by COVID-19, leading to severe challenges for the local economy. Informal sector waste workers have been affected particularly strongly.