• [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.

      1 sept
    • 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.

      1 sept
    • [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.

      26 august
    • Making more out of nutmeg in West Papua

      FAKFAK, West Papua – Nestled among fragrant nutmeg trees and steps away from a white sandy beach in West Papua, a hilltop village has found new ways of making the most out of its prized spices.

      24 august
    • UNDP support leads to major deal to develop wind power

      JAKARTA (August 19, 2015) – 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).

      19 august
    • 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.

      13 august
    • 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.

      10 august
    • [Story] Starting small, saving big in Boven Digoel

      OGENETAN VILLAGE, Iniyandit subdistrict, Boven Digoel regency, Papua – Yulia Bayup, 24, is a happy woman. She is the proud owner of two fishponds, having been provided with IDR 2 million (US$150) in credit as a result of a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project in Boven Digoel.

      22 july
    • UNDP and Solidaridad partnership to improve palm oil sustainability

      23 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.

      23 july
    • 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.

      22 july
    • [Opinion] 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.

      14 july
    • [Story] Cultivating change in Boven Digoel, Papua

      Ogenetan village, Papua, Indonesia – The scent of the Celebes pepper plant hits you before you even reach Ogenetan in the heart of Papua’s Boven Digoel district. Called sereh merah, the plant is used by communities across Papua to drive away evil spirits.

      15 july
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