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  • 01 Sep 2015
    [Blog] UNDP INNOVATION SQUAD: Myth-Busting 101

    "Innovation amateurs talk good ideas; innovation experts talk testable hypotheses." That’s how Michael Schrage, an innovator who has worked for Google and Intel once described how he separates the wheat from the chaff.

  • 01 Sep 2015
    Regional talks on climate change finance and sustainable development in Jakarta

    Jakarta, 01 September 2015 – The Regional Forum on Climate Change Finance and Sustainable Development kicked off Tuesday in Jakarta with speeches from Indonesia’s Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Haoliang Xu, as well as HE Johanna Brismar Skoog, Ambassador of Sweden for Indonesia and the United Kingdom Ambassador for Indonesia ASEAN, and Timor Leste HE Moazzam Malik.

  • 26 Aug 2015
    [Blog] Training the trainers with our DIY survey app. What happens next?

    Last month we shared with you the launch of our first mobile survey project, the Do-It-Yourself Survey Application for Monitoring or DIY-SAM. Through a partnership between UNDP Indonesia and the Akvo Foundation, advances have been made in the use of the online survey tool as part of the DIY-SAM project.

  • 19 Aug 2015
    UNDP support leads to major deal to develop wind power

    Multi-million dollar deals between the Government of Indonesia and two foreign investors to develop wind power projects worth US$657 million was signed on Tuesday, and UNDP’s support was instrumental in the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

  • 13 Aug 2015
    Jakarta is close to piloting the Green Economy Model

    JAKARTA (August, 13 2015) – The capital city of Jakarta has expressed an interest to pilot the Indonesian Green Economy Model (I-GEM) a key tool that supports the country’s ambitious reduction target on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

  • 10 Aug 2015
    Harnessing the Power of Women in Peacemaking

    Peace processes that include women are 64 percent less likely to fail. And, when women and women’s groups are included at the negotiation table, peace agreements are more likely to be reached.

  • 28 Jul 2015
    [Blog]Getting key information at your fingertips, improving the process of surveying

    Data collection is the cornerstone of improving human development. Now, imagine having to collect hundreds if not thousands of key statistics ranging from peoples’ age to income, percentage of child deaths and so on. We then have to manually enter the information into a spread sheet (This is where the errors pop up!). Not to mention the process of locating and finding remote geographical target areas with GPS and cameras. This challenge is even more apparent in Indonesia, a huge archipelago stretching over three time zones with over 520 districts and countless remote pockets. It’s no wonder Einstein encourages innovation to ‘solve our problems’.

  • 23 Jul 2015
    UNDP and Solidaridad partnership to improve palm oil sustainability in Indonesian provinces

    22 July 2015, Jakarta – In an effort to improve sustainability within Indonesia’s palm oil supply chain, global not for profit Solidaridad and the UNDP announced in July a new partnership to support the launch of the Indonesia Palm Oil Platform (InPOP) in several key district provinces.

  • 22 Jul 2015
    The state of Indonesia's renewable energy

    Indonesia's government recently revised its renewable energy target to 23 percent by 2025. Is this target large enough to drive Indonesia in its transition to a green economy? What are the most pressing issues facing Indonesia in achieving its renewable energy target? We spoke to Verania Andria, Programme Manager on Renewable Energy initiatives, to help shed light on this issue

  • 14 Jul 2015
    Through Better Giving, Improving Lives

    As the fasting month of Ramadhan – a time of introspection and good works – comes to a close, it seems appropriate to reflect on the ways we can better strive to help those who need it most. Philanthropists in Indonesia have been working hard to do just that, directing essential funds toward initiatives that support education, good governance, and sustainable agriculture, among others.

  • 30 Jun 2015
    Economic empowerment key to success of ‘people-centred’ project in Papua

    Jakarta, June 30 – A flagship UNDP project in the far-flung provinces of Tanah Papua is coming to a close and on Tuesday local communities came together to share stories about how the project improved their lives. The second phase of People-Centred Development Project (PCDP) – supported by the Government of Indonesia and New Zealand Aid (NZAID) - aims to harness existing local capacity and economic resources to create and improve livelihoods in five regencies spread out in West Papua and Papua provinces. They are Sarmi, Boeven Digoel, Jayapura, Fakafak and Wamena Speaking at the PCDP seminar in Jakarta, New Zealand Ambassador Dr Trevor Matheson praised the success of the project, which has also boosted the production of food products made from nutmeg, honey, fish and coconut as well as supporting local farmers to increase their crop production. “The PCDP has finally improved prosperity in Papua through the successful business development and marketing of locally made products for increased incomes for communities,” said Ambassador Matheson “The PCDP viewed from the upper side is a sustainable economic development activity, but underneath it has generated a silver glow providing the guiding light for community led businesses to find their way in the private sector in Papua,” added Ambassador Matheson whose New Zealand government contributed NZ $ 4.6 million to the Project. UNDP Resident Representative Douglas Broderick said the PCDP project worked with local governments and communities to find economic solutions and opportunities that are appropriate to the local environment and has helped develop businesses from commodities that are in abundance in the communities. “This is what local economic development is about – it is about helping to generate sustainable business opportunities that can benefit a broad range of people across the provinces, and not just a few,” said Broderick. Deputy Minister of BAPPENAS, Imron Bulkin, said that all parties including local government now need to focus on how to sustain the results of the programme in the local communities, and also expand and replicate the successful initiatives. “Most of the products have passed the certification process from the Food Agency, we now need to think of ways to market the products further. We need to further strengthen the capacity of the producers to make this into a sustainable livelihood,” said Imron. Ambassador Matheson echoed this view, saying many development projects appear to deliver strong results in the beginning and fizzled after a period of time. “Two, three or five years after their completion we hear little of them or their benefits. PCDP 2 must not become one of them,” he said. Travelling more than 5,000 km from his hometown, Sarmi to capital Jakarta, Yonece Manibor shared how his coconut oil production has supported his livelihood. “Every month we sell up to 120 liters of coconut oil and I’ve been able save money at the bank and buy my children school kits. I hope this can continue for a longer period,” Manibor told participants of the seminar. For more testimonies and stories from the field, please go to our website, http://www.id.undp.org/content/indonesia/en/home.html

  • 19 Jun 2015
    Helen Clark Welcomes Pope Francis Encyclical On The Poor And Climate Change

    I welcome Pope Francis' very important contribution to the climate change debate through his encyclical on the environment and the poor.

  • 07 Jun 2015
    Pole to Paris cycles with key ministers, Indonesian public to raise climate change awareness

    Jakarta, June 7 – British scientist and climate change campaigner Daniel Price on Sunday cycled with Indonesia’s Chief Economic Minister Sofyan Djalil and Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya, along with more than 500 other cyclists, to mark World Environment Day in the Indonesian capital.

  • 05 Jun 2015
    Valuing nature: World Environment Day highlights key agenda for Indonesia and the globe

    Jakarta, 5 June 2015 - Today is Word Environment Day, and this year’s theme “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care” highlights the threats facing the world’s inhabitants and environment. Indonesia, with its population of almost 250 million, represents 3.5 percent of the seven billion people living on this planet, and that number is increasing every year. The country’s economy has expanded at an average annual rate of five percent in the past decade, giving rise to a middle class of more than 70 million, or three times the population of Australia.

  • 05 Jun 2015
    Indonesian President presented with Forest Governance Index

    BOGOR, Indonesia – June 5 – Marking World Environment Day, Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday was presented with the recently launched 2014 Forest Governance Index, a significant recognition of the report that analyses the strengths and weaknesses of forest governance in the country.

  • 26 May 2015
    Pole to Paris cyclist in Indonesia en route to UN Climate Change Conference

    British scientist Daniel Price has kicked off the Indonesian leg of his bicycle tour to raise global awareness of climate change. His Pole to Paris campaign takes him from the Antarctic to Paris, the site of the United Nations Climate Change Conference later this year.

  • 21 May 2015
    UNDP Launches Forest Governance Iindex 2014 In Indonesia

    JAKARTA – May 21 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia on Thursday launched a comprehensive forest governance index for Indonesia that analyses the strengths and weaknesses of forest governance in the country.

  • 29 Apr 2015
    UNDP Associate Administrator concludes visit to Indonesia, says country’s forests are critical ‘for the whole world’

    UNDP Associate Administrator Ms. Gina Casar has concluded her three-day visit to Indonesia where she stressed the country’s pivotal role in addressing the global development agenda and climate change challenges.

  • 28 Apr 2015
    N-Peace Awards 2015: Nominations Open

    UNDP Indonesia became a member of the N-Peace Network in 2010. N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia working on the advancement of women and peace issues. The network is coordinated by UNDP’s Regional Hub and supports women's leadership for conflict prevention, recovery, peacebuilding and more. Other countries that are part of the network include Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Philippines.

  • 27 Apr 2015
    UN partnership begins global search for local climate change solutions

    New York, 20 April 2015 – A call for nominations opened today for the Equator Prize 2015, marking the beginning of a worldwide outreach effort designed to identify exceptional local efforts to reduce poverty, protect biodiversity, and address climate change.