• The rise of women in the customary Adat justice system in Aceh BANDA ACEH Sep 17, 2015

    “We need to start with the women at the village level ... local coordination is what is important,” the feisty-looking elderly woman said, standing up and speaking to the mostly women group in a conference room in the provincial city of Banda Aceh.

  • 150 walikota berkumpul untuk Forum Walikota ASEAN kedua di Makassar Sep 9, 2015

    Makassar, Indonesia, 8 September 2015- Sedikitnya 150 walikota dari kota-kota di kawasan Asia Tenggara berkumpul untuk menghadiri Forum Walikota ASEAN kedua 2015 (AMF) di kota Makassar, untuk mendiskusikan pengelolaan kota dan cara-cara meningkatkan kapasitas birokratnya.

  • [Blog] UNDP INNOVATION SQUAD: Myth-Busting 101 Sep 1, 2015

    "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.

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

    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.

  • Harnessing the Power of Women in peacemaking Aug 10, 2015

    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.

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

    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’.

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

    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.

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

    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

  • Through Better Giving, Improving Lives Jul 14, 2015

    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.

  • Pole to Paris cycles with key ministers, Indonesian public to raise climate change awareness Jun 7, 2015

    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.

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