Welcome address

Plenary space
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
09:30 – 10:15 WITA


Indonesia is the host nation for the 2023 World Hydropower Congress, following its successful G20 presidency in 2022. The country has placed hydropower at the heart of its renewables-based strategy to drive industrial and economic development.

In a keynote address, the President of Indonesia will welcome delegates to the event, with further speeches from esteemed guest speakers.


  • President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo
  • Premier​, Government of Sarawak, Abang Abdul Rahman Johari Abang Openg​
  • Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources​, Government of Indonesia​, Arifin Tasrif​
  • Former Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull

Session objectives

  • Welcome delegates to the World Hydropower Congress on behalf of IHA and the host nation, Indonesia
  • Highlight the vast potential for hydropower to contribute to sustainable economic growth globally, particularly in developing regions


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