The Kalibaru subdistrict on the North Jakarta coast used to be one of the city’s busiest fishing ports and is well known for its green mussels.
The Jakarta SME Resilience Profile takes a peek into green mussel processing stalls which often have unsafe work environments and waste disposal methods, posing environmental and health risks to locals and the surrounding coastal environment. It is estimated that one dump truck of the mussel’s shell waste is generated daily.
Working together with the Regional Planning Development Agency of Jakarta, the Catalyzing City Resilience Solutions program will innovate creative ways to upcycle shell waste through new business-to-business models that support livelihoods in Kalibaru, one of the most densely populated and poorest areas in Jakarta.
In Jakarta, Resilient Cities Network is running the Catalyzing City Resilience Solutions program with support from the Citi Foundation to help the local economy recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. This recovery will catalyze urban resilience by empowering and strengthening a selection of critical small and medium enterprise (SMEs) to develop locally relevant solutions.