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Discussion between The Ministry Of Manpower and Indonesia Business Links (IBL) on The Research of Entrepreneurship on Young Worker, Jakarta, February 21st, 2018


The youth employment crisis is a serious issue that the global economy must face today. Such conditions require a delicate touch of strategic policy and serious attention through alternative employment and livelihood benefits through an entrepreneurship program for young worker.

This discussion aims to find the solution point of the high level of unemployment problem which requires the role and involvement of young entrepreneurs who can be a support of the economy of the country, especially in micro-economics sector. But of course there are things that should be monitored such as the quality of the entrepreneur itself, access to networks of fellow entrepreneurs and capital, until the applied policies.

Business & Human Rights Regional Workshop, Jakarta, February 5th-6th, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Indonesia, International NGOs Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), and Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN) convene a Regional workshop on Business & Human Rights in Jakarta.

The workshop aims for a constructive conversation on how to advance ongoing National Action Plan (NAP) processes and the drafting of a regional strategy on CSR and HR towards the adoption of national and regional policy frameworks that will account for the negative impacts of investments, advance an inclusive investment regime that will do more for that will do no harm and more good, and enable access to remedy as a possible mechanism for mediation.

Contribution of Non-Government Sector in Achieving Multi-Stakeholder Partnership on Sustainable Development Goals

Indonesia Business Links (IBL) together with other resource persons: INFID (International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development), Parahyangan University, and Kompas, describes the contribution of non-governmental sectors in realizing multi-stakeholder partnership in the national development process at the Ministry of PPN / Bappenas, Friday, January 26th, 2018.

The purpose of this process of public dialogue is to exchange lessons and knowledge that will be useful for drafting a policy paper on multi-stakeholder engagement in the field of international development cooperation.

The result of this dialogue is expected to be a policy paper with the theme of strengthening the contribution of multi-stakeholder partnership in the development process including the field of international development cooperation.

On the occasion, Mohamad Fahmi, the Executive Director of IBL explained the Private Role in Assisting the Achievement of National Development Targets. He pointed out that there are several approaches to how businesses can support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of them through ISO 26000. Referring to the Core Subject ISO 26000, that the role of the private sector in realizing SDGs cannot be alone, must be in partnership.

Indonesia Business Links (IBL) in collaboration with Queensland University and National Secretary of SDGs Bappenas, has held Masterclass event on January 24th, 2018 in Jakarta

Masterclass sessions are hosted by Associate Professor Elske van de Fliert, Director of the Center for Communications and Social Change at the University of Queensland, which addresses the role of communication in facilitating cross-country and multi-stakeholder collaboration.

Bringing up the “Making research work for sustainable development and social change – the role of communication in facilitating trans disciplinary and multi-stakeholder collaborations” themed, Associate Professor Elske van de Fliert explained about the concept of research for development (R4D) in an attempt to increase the developmental impact of their projects.

Emphasizing on the conceptual framework for R4D that has served as the basis for project design in various projects implemented in Indonesia and other countries. In addition to the traditional functions of basic and applied research, the R4D framework identifies distinct phases of participatory diagnostic, adaptive and evaluative research that are needed to ensure sustainable outcomes and impacts.

Another guest speaker who was present, Dra. Nina Sardjunani, M.A. Team Leader of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) National Secretariat for Indonesia, and Heru Prasetyo Chairman of the Board of Patrons. They share their experience in implementing communication strategies for the purpose of sustainable development of SDGs.