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Indonesia Country Plan 2013-17
VSO has brought more than 1. VSO’s vision in Indonesia is a peaceful and just society. VSO’s approach builds on the strength of local communities to help poor and marginalised people to understand their rights and to fulfil their potential as active. which provides an introduction to the objectives. Sulawesi. NTT. By sharing their skills and expertise with others. but we believe people are the key to overcoming poverty. partners. 5 Implementation through volunteering Partnership: the way we work Our impact 6 6 7 Welcome to the VSO Indonesia 2013 2017 Country Strategy. experience and passion of Indonesians volunteering in Indonesia and abroad. We will continue to use international volunteers from Cuso and VSO to support this approach. The programme has been almost exclusively delivered through the placement of long term. their time and their passion. VSO will also implement model programmes focused on climate adaption and resilience. volunteers working in development provide a powerful. Providing food. Maluku and Papua. agriculture and natural resources management programmes across the islands and Provinces of Java. one of North America’s largest international volunteer-sending non-profit organisations.000 professionals VSO Indonesia is a strategic alliance partner of Cuso International. cost-effective way to create lasting results. international development organisation that works through volunteering. and seeks to blend the experience and skills of both international and national volunteers to address the challenges faced by the most disadvantaged in Indonesia. to enable both the government and active citizens to fight poverty more effectively.Indonesia Country Plan 2013-17 Contents Foreword VSO Country Programme VSO Indonesia Strategy Framework Our Focus Active Citizenship Climate Adaptation and Resilience Foreword 3 4 VSO is the world’s leading independent. whilst ensuring sustainable management of their natural resources. with a primary focus on education. This document sets out a new programme model for VSO Indonesia that works at the national level. Over this time. health. That’s why we work through volunteers. from community groups to government ministries. technology and ideas that link them to local development and to the wider world. Together we work to improve poor people’s access to quality essential services. they give their expertise. methodology and anticipated impact of VSO’s work in Indonesia. where an inclusive culture of volunteering for sustainable development is valued and supported by citizens and their governments. community members and other key stakeholders. and promote volunteering as an effective means to alleviate poverty and disadvantage. programmatic focus. This strategy is the result of extensive participation and consultation with VSO staff. 3 . This new country strategy focuses on the development of active citizenship in Indonesia. working with disadvantaged communities in Eastern Indonesia to develop secure livelihoods. volunteers. VSO in Indonesia VSO has operated in Indonesia since 1968. donors. equal and fully-valued members of their society. and to fill positions for which an international perspective is required. information. to Indonesia to work as volunteers and has provided more than 3 million hours of capacity building through those volunteers. We believe that change happens because people make it happen. expert international volunteers in disadvantaged communities. NTB. A key approach of the VSO Indonesia strategy will be to mobilize the skills. infrastructure and machinery is important. Kalimantan. We will support the engagement of Indonesians in their own development. Drawn from many backgrounds and all walks of life. Sumatra.
professional and relevant services to rural communities which support climate change adaptation and resilience Pro-poor climate change adaptation policies are developed and implemented through inclusive dialogue with local communities 4 5 . During the lifetime of this strategy.Indonesia Country Plan 2013-17 Indonesia Country Plan 2013-17 VSO Indonesia Country Programme Two hundred and forty million people live in Indonesia. and how to harness the significant human resources that exist within the country to do this. Developing community resilience to climate change is key to reducing vulnerability within poor communities. Building on VSO’s strengths – in programming. The context in Indonesia has changed beyond recognition in the past twenty years. Located between Asia and Australia. Our Focus Active Citizenship In response to the changing context of Indonesia. Climate Adaptation and Resilience The effects of climate change are likely to have a considerable impact on future development. VSO Indonesia Strategy Framework What We Do Advocacy and partnership with government Support to national volunteering initiatives Development of government policy on volunteering and social responsibility Knowledge hub volunteering for development Climate adaptation and resilience programme IndoVols recruitment programme Key outcomes Improved delivery of health. and existing geographical focus – these programmes will focus on climate resilience – supporting disadvantaged rural and coastal communities to develop secure livelihoods whilst ensuring sustainable management of their natural resources. particularly poor and marginalised • groups. through volunteering to fight poverty and disadvantage. and research into the key added value VSO can bring to the country. VSO’s primary strategic focus is on promoting and supporting Indonesian people to engage in their own development. are empowered with skills and knowledge • • to secure their livelihoods and are more resilient to the affects of climate change Local institution provide effective. Yet there are still very significant numbers of people living in poverty in the country. containing the world’s largest Muslim population.000 islands. education and social • services which benefit poor and marginalised • • • Objectives Increase # of Indonesians playing an active role in community development Promote knowledge and best practice on volunteering and broker partnerships Deliver high impact model volunteering for development programmes Increase Indonesia’s contribution to international cooperation Overall Goal Indonesian people have the opportunity and will to engage in their own development • people across Indonesia Increase in number of Indonesians who are actively contributing to Indonesian and international development Increase in number of volunteering schemes available to Indonesians that make use of skilled individuals and have real impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable groups Increased recognition within the private sector of their potential to be a driving force behind poverty alleviation and bring about real and sustainable development outcomes alongside business benefits Young women and men are equipped with skills and resources necessary to become independent and are demonstrating social responsibility. VSO will continue to implement high-quality development programmes delivered through skilled volunteering in some of the poorest areas of Indonesia. spread across a chain of more than 17. it is the fourth largest democracy in the world. partnerships. and the challenge is now how to bridge the gaps between the richer and poorer areas of the country. fighting poverty and reducing inequality Key outcomes Communities. and successful adaptation means people becoming increasingly able to make informed decisions about their lives and livelihoods in a changing climate. Indonesia is now a middle income country with a fast-growing economy. and on poverty reduction efforts in Indonesia. and huge potential to exert regional and international influence.
civil society. Volunteers help to build capacity within partner organisations. and brokering opportunities between companies and community organisations. managing the Indonesia Volunteering network. lasting partnerships which can affect change at a local and national level. individuals. and providing information on volunteering opportunities across Indonesia. and improved livelihoods indicators among target populations. with more high quality volunteering programmes and more Indonesians engaged in meaningful volunteering activities. Partnership: the way we work VSO Indonesia works through local partnerships with a range of actors. IndoVols – sending skilled volunteers from Indonesia: VSO recognises the talent and interest that exists in Indonesia for international development. including: National volunteering: VSO provides support to local organizations to develop and nurture their volunteering programmes. the profile and scope of volunteering for development in Indonesia will be substantially increased. placing skilled professionals from the more developed parts of the country in more disadvantaged areas. Support is provided through the provision of training and consulting services. VSO Indonesia will be established as the premier source of knowledge and expertise in volunteering for development in Indonesia. We seek to build strong. where institutions and individuals work together to benefit society at large by performing activities that directly advance social goals. By 2017. Our impact To address the unequal and unjust power relations between people in Indonesia. demonstrated by stronger and more resilient communities. VSO’s programme will work directly with civil society. • • • • 6 7 . consultancy and mentoring. and help to transform these into a movement of active citizens for social responsibility. Commitment to listen to partners and to handle partners’ complaints effectively and efficiently. and where appropriate through volunteer placements. Inter-Island Volunteering: VSO is piloting an Inter-Island Volunteering programme. government and the private sector in this area. government and the private sector. Support to partners is provided through a range of interventions. whilst living and working alongside local colleagues. VSO provides support to companies to develop high-impact employee engagement programmes through training. The programme provides a unique opportunity for Indonesians to experience life in another part of the country and to share their skills. to ensure appropriateness and to maximise the impact of VSO’s support. including civil society. knowledge sharing. During the life of this strategy. and we will be able to show clear outcomes and impact for disadvantaged groups. and provide a range of services to individuals. drawing on VSO’s 50 years’ experience in developing and managing volunteer programmes. Promotion of volunteerism and social responsibility: VSO undertakes a range of activities to support the growth of volunteerism in Indonesia. conducting research. Employee Volunteering: VSO recognises the potential of employee engagement and volunteering within the private sector to contribute to Indonesia’s development. All interventions will be determined through consultation with partners and an assessment of needs and capacity. through the IndoVols programme. It is an opportunity for individuals to grow and learn. as well as develop some valuable experience in community development. transfer technical expertise and share learning. Commitment to work with partners to monitor each other’s performance and the quality of our partnership.Indonesia Country Plan 2013-17 Indonesia Country Plan 2013-17 Implementation through volunteering At the heart of VSO Indonesia’s approach is a people-to-people model of development. Youth Volunteering: Recognising that youth are key stakeholders in the development process in Indonesia. International volunteering: VSO will continue to bring experienced professionals from across the world to work as volunteers in Indonesia where key skills gaps are identified. government. and will continue to draw from the wealth of experience within Indonesia to recruit skilled Indonesian volunteers to work in VSO’s programmes in Africa and Asia. to harness Indonesia’s traditional values for volunteering and giving. sharing knowledge. best practices and case studies. helping them to develop new programmes and increase the impact of existing ones. VSO provides support to key government and civil society partners to encourage the development of high-impact youth volunteering programmes. including: awareness raising. Our commitments to our partners include: Commitment to inclusion and participation of partners and key target groups in partnership processes. media and the private sector. Commitment to regular and ongoing learning with partners. we will draw on VSO’s global expertise in development and management of high quality volunteering for development programmes.
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