Jakarta, Transformasi - All stakeholders must actively participate in empowering vulnerable people to access work and workplaces. Vocational skills and competencies must be considered and facilitated from an early age. A public education campaign is also needed to make the public aware of what can be done and solved by people with disabilities.
This view was expressed during the session entitled "Creating inclusive employment opportunities" at the Indonesia Development Forum 2019, held on 22 and 23 July at the Jakarta Convention Centre. Speakers at the session included the Vice-Chairperson of the National Commission on Violence against Women, Budi Wahyuni; the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact for Indonesia, Josephine Satyono; the University of Melbourne researcher, Lisa Cameron; and the Regional Secretary of the City of Surakarta, Ahyani. and The Program Director of Public Policy Transformation, Bambang Wicaksono, acted as moderator.
The overarching theme of IDF 2019 is "Mission Possible": Using future employment opportunities to encourage inclusive growth. IDF 2019 was organized by the Bappenas/PPN in collaboration with the Australian Government through the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) and invited 250 Indonesian and international speakers who focused on the future priorities of the government, namely human resources (HR).
Then, in the session "Creating Inclusive Employment Opportunities", moderator Bambang Wicaksono of Transformasi Public Policy explained the SINERGI program implemented in Central Java. The programme has completed phase 1 and continued to phase 2. A number of results were achieved during phase 1, namely improved access to information on work, vocational training and employment opportunities; the formation of inclusive employment action groups; and the improvement of the coordination node for inclusive employment development.