Are you aware that Indonesia has 260 million inhabitants, and the fourth-largest population in the world — following only China, India, and the United States? Unfortunately, almost half of all Indonesians struggle to avoid poverty and to make a decent living. Like so many philanthropists, non-profits, and even governments, you may also wonder: How can we end poverty in our world? Some resort to economic protectionism; others to charity. But, in the end, economic freedom is the only proven cause of long-term wealth that allows people to escape poverty.

That is why Rainer Heufers and his Indonesian partners founded the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) in Jakarta, Indonesia. CIPS is a think tank that addresses decision-makers in the Indonesian government with policy proposals that are based on the belief that only civil, political, and economic freedom allows Indonesia to prosper. In 2016 CIPS won Atlas Network's Think Tank Shark Tank Competition seeking support for its advocacy efforts for lower Indonesian food prices through open markets.

Join Atlas Network for a luncheon on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in New York City featuring Rainer Heufers on how CIPS is working to improve the lives and well being of millions of poor families in Indonesia.

SPEAKERS

Rainer Heufers is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies in Jakarta, Indonesia. Being strictly non-partisan and not-for-profit, CIPS suggests policies that are based on the belief that only civil, political, and economic freedom allows Indonesia to prosper. CIPS policy proposals are being formulated to support current decisionmaking processes in the legislative and executive branches of the Indonesian government.

Heufers is also the founder and Managing Director of Siap Solutions Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based training and consulting firm. SIAP Solutions provides strategic counselling, public policy consulting, leadership training, organizational development and other services to international think tanks, political parties, corporations, and government agencies.

He is also a Senior Fellow of the Atlas Network. Heufers designed the first Atlas Think Tank MBA in 2008 and has since conducted these annual flagship-trainings of the Atlas Network where top think tank leaders from around the world develop individual business plans for their organizations. He lives in Indonesia.

Dress Code

Dress Code for the event is business casual.