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SINERGI Project Profile for Transformasi Website

In October 2017, Transformasi and Rajawali Foundation formed a collaboration and established a consortium to implement SINERGI Project for the next 15 months. SINERGI is a USAID project to mainstream poor & vulnerable youth into the labor market in Indonesia, and is implemented by a consortium consisting of Rajawali Foundation and Center for Public Policy Transformation (Transformasi). The project is called “SINERGI” to reflect the project approach and purpose in “Strengthening Coo.....

Inclusive and Sustainable Leadership Award

On Monday, December 18, 2017, The Research and Development Center for Local Autonomy, Unity, Political, and General Governance of Research and Development Agency of the Ministry of Home Affairs gave awards to a number of local leaders in Indonesia. The award was called Leadership Award 2017, and was bestowed upon 5 governors, 12 district heads, and 7 mayors considered capable of fulfilling their campaign promises, becoming the beacon of hope for their people, and creating a clean government......

Discussion on Using Country Safeguard System by ADB for PLN Projects

To fund a number of infrastructure projects in Indonesia, including projects of State Electric Company (PLN), Asian Development Bank (ADB) requires that the government aligns its Country Safeguard System (CSS) in Environment and Land Acquisition/Involuntary Resettlement with ABD’s Safeguard Policy Statement. To achieve this, ADB has conducted Equity Assessment and Acceptability Assessment to review existing CSS in Indonesia, which consists of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA/AMDAL) and.....

Summary: Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Program Report in Gorontalo District

The implementation of the program entitled “Strengthening the Institutional Aspect of the Local Government in Integrating CCA into Development Planning in Gorontalo District” has been completed for the duration of April 2016 – May 2017. The achievement of the program fully supported by the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), Indonesian Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF) and Rajawali Foundation (RF) has exceeded our expectation. Initially, the goal .....

Summary: Lessons Learned on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) into Local Development Planning Document in Gorontalo District

Integrating CCA into local development planning document is no walk in the park. A number of issues  have surfaced, ranging from human resource capacity, local organization capacity, to the lack of regulation providing the naming guideline of programs/activities eligible to receive funding from the Local Budget. This is because climate change related programs/activities have not been specifically regulated in prevailing laws and regulations. This lesson learned documents.....

Summary: Climate Disaster Rapid Assessment in Gorontalo District

This assessment is a hydro-meteorology disaster assessment examining disasters caused by climate change in Gorontalo District for the next five years. It does so by conducting three analysis steps, namely Direct Projection Analysis, Anomaly Analysis, and Periodic Characteristics Analysis. These three analyses are used to correct projection outcomes, resulting in a more stable and accurate projection data. This assessment accurately provides the prediction for potential flood,.....

Summary: Vulnerability, Risk, and Climate Change Adaptation Assessment in Gorontalo District

Climate change is undeniably inevitable, and its impact is beginning to be felt in recent years. This multi-dimensional environmental challenge has attracted the attention of the world. A myriad of countries have responded through a number of policy commitments, from Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement,Nationally-Determined Contribution, to National and Local Action Plan to Reduce Green House Gas and Climate Change Adaptation in Indonesia. Having said that, the commitment and implementation at t.....

HOAX AS A CRIME, LINGUISTICALLY SPEAKING

The arrest of cyber hoax propagator with the Facebook name of Saracen, August 7, 2017, attracted a lot of attention from the Indonesian people. This is because society is increasingly becoming victims (albeit sometimes willingly) of hoax news, from racist and political messages, to inaccurate information. The public demanded that this group will be severely punished and is eradicated right down to its roots.    However, the leader of Saracen, Jasriady, repeatedly stated that he an.....

Indonesia Marine and Fisheries Initiative for Sustainability (IMFIS)

Indonesia as an archipelagic nation faces a major challenge in terms of sustainable fisheries management and effective marine conservation. Hence, the synergy among stakeholders in marine and fisheries sector is expected to contribute to the improvement of Indonesian government’s sustainable fisheries management policy strategy. Indonesia Marine and Fisheries Initiative for Sustainability (IMFIS), as an organization conducting initiatives on these two issues, has held a workshop involving .....

Dirjen Perikanan Tangkap KKP

The Ministry of Marine and Fisheries (MMAF) prioritizes fishers as their main target in fisheries development in Indonesia. The government is currently making efforts to implement a number of capture fisheries development policies, programs, and activities to eradicate poverty among fishers. Fishers are also expected to participate in continuing to promote sustainability of capture fisheries business and efforts to improve their welfare. This is said by the Director General of Capture Fisher.....