IBL’s initiatives to promote anti corruption have been enhances through its collaboration with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), They have been extended beyond Jakarta with the support of the Centre for International Private Enterprise by working with our corporate partners. Since 1999 this initiatives has enlightened over 1500 business people, government official and Civil Society Organization leaders in the discussions about the importance of clean business practices. The workshop series are conducted in various cities across the full length of the archipelago from Aceh to Papua. The on going anti-corruption campaign has been further enhanced by TV and Radio broadcasting opportunities.
For further information on Business Ethics programme, visit http://www.businessethics-ibl.org/
CSR for Better Life
Ford Foundation has been instrumentally strengthening IBL capacity in advocating CSR through: (1) production of series of books on CSR Best Practices Compilation Completed in 2008 in which these series comprising of book on CSR in Indonesian context and four thematic CSR areas books (2) improvement of web-based Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping on CSR programmes throughout Indonesia, which can be viewed at http://gis.ibl.or.id and (3) series of Learning Forum reaching out cities across Indonesia.
Young Entrepreneurs Start-up (YES)
The goal of YES programmes is to raise the level of awareness about entrepreneurship among Indonesian youth and to assist young people establish and sustain successful business. Between 2003-2007, the pilot programme was funded by Shell Companies in Indonesia (in collaboration with LiveWire International) in collaboration with McKinsey and Company, Standart Chartered Bank and Progressio. In line with Indonesia’s commitment to the Indonesia Youth Employment Network (IYEN), the programme’s activities include Entrepreneurship Awareness Workshops; Business Start-up competition and Enterprise development support services. With the support of International Finance Corporation (IFC), Accenture, McKinsey & Company and the Youth Business International (YBI).
For further information on Young Entrepreneurs Start-up (YES) programme, visit www.ibl.or.id/en/yes/html/home.php
em>Youth Economic Empowerement (YEE)
Indonesia Business Links (IBL) signed an agreement with Plan Indonesia on January 2011, to manage and implement the program known as “Youth Economic Empowerment “(YEE). Plan is an international child-centered humanitarian and community development organization promoting the rights and the best interest of children. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity. Plan has been operating in Indonesia since 1969, helping poor children to access their rights to health, sanitation, education, livelihoods and protection.
The three-year program is aiming to increase the youth household economic security in rural districts of Grobogan, in Central Java through provision of the life skills, technical and vocational and entrepreneurship training and business mentoring, especially for women. The program was established with the basic strategy to work with a wide range of Plan partners to create opportunities for youth employment and entrepreneurship. The program will equip 1,000 youth (at least 80% female) aged 15-29 with the necessary life skills and employability skills that are important for them to get decent jobs or establish their own micro enterprises. IBL was selected as one of the program partners due to years of experience in managing youth entrepreneurship in Indonesia.
Grobogan is one of Plan Program Units in Central Java. The district has nearly 1.4 million people with more than 30 thousand youth are unemployed.
Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship program is perceived as an important program because the official overall unemployment rate in Indonesia at 12% and 60% of which are young people, age 15-24. YEE is a global program developed by Plan International, Inc. in alliance with the World Bank Global Partnership for youth investment and ImagineNations Group. The program will be implemented in developing countries to create empowerment and employment for young people using approaches that can be replicated and scaled around the world. Indonesia is one of the pilot countries that will implement the program.
For further information on Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE), visit http://plan-international.org/
Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Initiative (YEEI)
YEEI is part of a global network in the Education and Employment Alliance (EEA) implemented by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and funded by USAID. This programme is implemented in six countries including Egypt, Morocco, India, Pakistan, Philippines and Indonesia. IBL has been implementing the programme since 2006 and helping over 5000 youth through eleven projects located along the north coast of Java and Bali. Those projects include live skills and employability, job creation and entrepreneurship.
In 2008, the EEA Global Summit was held in Yogyakarta, attended by representatives of 6 country teams; implementing and supporting partners. It provides an international platform of collaboration, as well as learning mechanism among the partners involved.