Civil Society Resource Organization
For Empowered Indonesia Civil Society
Development nowadays is an exclusive development model, which only focuses on economic growth, without taking care of the level of poverty and inequality growth and degraded environment. Many groups are marginalized from development because of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability or poverty. Inequality of development is clearly an effect of such marginalization.
Penabulu believes that economic development must be carried out in a sustainable and inclusive way. Development and economic growth should be able to make a significant contribution to reduce poverty and to cut the development gaps.
Inclusive development can only be realized if all parties want to contribute in creating the equal opportunities, to share the benefits of development and provide maximum opportunities for public participation in decisions making process; entirely based on respect for the values and principles of human rights, participatory, non-discriminatory and accountability.
The approach of value chain is still focusing on the interventions on the structures and systems, as well as the pattern of the relationship in the value chain which is expected to enable small and medium enterprises to contribute and to get more benefit from a production chain.
Penabulu believes that beside the improvement and refinement of the value chain of a commodity/specific sector, comprehensive market intervention on the core market’s chain, supporting functions and formal/informal rules that influence a market system to work also needs to be done now.
Intervention in the market system that works for the poor people should to be conducted to find solutions for systemic problems, encourage improvements in large-scale market system and ensure the changes are becomes permanent and sustainable.
The fact confirms that until now it is still not possible for all listed development plans carried out unilaterally by the government; development of model that involves other stakeholders from the stage of developing, designing and managing is absolutely required.
Penabulu believe that the public-private-community partnership approach is the best synergistic operational models to achieve the goal of inclusive and sustainable development.
Within this framework, the private sector will get the long-term benefits in the balanced inclusivity between the chain of producers and consumers. The public sector will benefit with additional resources and the value of investments and the assuredness of participation and ownership of the parties; while the community will benefit with the acquisition of skills, knowledge and new technologies.
Environment and Climate Change
Indonesia is the second mega-biodiversity country in the world after Brazil. Indonesia also has no less than 90 types of ecosystems. Although only has 1.3% land area of the world, Indonesia has the second largest tropical forest with an area that covers more than half the tropical forests which now belongs to Asia.
However, certain traditional economic development pattern will always give a hard pressure on the environment and the support capacity for human life in both present and future. Penabulu believes that sustainable development is almost entirely lies on the right economic concept.
Development of low emission or green economy still requires strong support from civil society organizations in Indonesia. Civil society organizations should still strive to increase human well-being and social equity, while reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcity significantly by encouraging investment in low emissions and pollution, efficient utilization of energy and resources, and ensures the preservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Desa Lestari Program is a comprehensive strategy for the sustainable and balanced of rural communities empowerment. The program emphasizes that rural development should be participative, based on the strength and independence of local villagers and trying to meet their needs of the present without compromising the ability of village in the fulfillment of their needs in the future.
Penabulu believes that good governance will be the main condition for the realization of an sustainable village. Only the village, which is managed, based on a sustainable development planning, considered the balance of economic, social, and environmental, that will be survived.
Development of Desa Lestari models is simultaneously combining three cycles, namely a cycle of community organizing that possibly takes more than one year; village governance cycle and village financial cycle both has annual period.
Public health has an important role in improving the quality of human resources, poverty alleviation and economic development. Human Development Index put the health as one of the main components in addition to education and income measurement.
The poor quality of the environment, risky behavior and the uneven quality and affordability of health care is still a general condition of health in Indonesia. The country has recognized the important role of civil society organizations, especially for a response to an infectious disease which is still relatively high prevalence in the community, such as tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS.
Penabulu believes that the improvement of the budgeting system of health care, improved governance of health services, in addition to the strengthening of civil society organizations to reach key populations community and promote the effectiveness of changes in people’s behavior become an important key to improve the quality of long-term health of Indonesian society.
When the country does not (yet) really present in the midst of society, then the self-governance (swatata) system was the one who actually existed: a complex system that behaves simple that organizes itself in such a manner as agreed locally. That is, in such a system, the public will never stay silent.
Penabulu believes that an understanding of the self-governance system into a fertile space for strengthening public accountability, starting with the awareness of the public’s right to obtain relevant information, which will improve the quality of public involvement in the decision making process of public (social participation, responsibility, support, control) and encourages the government to be more accountable.
Believed that the collaborative development of ICT-based interface platform will be able to push the government to be more open in presenting public information for citizens, bridge or building a model of the channel information and dialogue itself, as well as improve critical understanding and analysis capacity of citizens to public information.
Institutional and management strengthening of programs and institutions that work for the public interest has become the mission since the inception of Penabulu and the main focus was given to strengthen the capacity of non-profit organizations/civil society organizations in Indonesia.
Penabulu concludes and believes that transparency, accountability and sustainability of civil society organizations in Indonesia not only be built on the pillars of financial management toughness.
Strengthening the institutional capacity of Indonesian civil society organizations should also cover aspects of strengthening institutional and program management (planning-monitoring-evaluation), human resource management, maximizing the utilization of information and communication technologies, along with data-information-knowledge management and also aspects of resource mobilization and the development of social business models.
ICT and Knowledge Management
Changes in the external environment has been occurred so fast as an influence result from dynamic growth of the revolution of information and communication technology that has given a strong message of for the whole of civil society organizations in Indonesia.
Penabulu believes that the mastery of information and communication technology (ICT) and knowledge management by Indonesian civil society organizations have now become an enabling condition of survival and sustainability of the organization. Both will be a differentiating factor that determines a new constellation of future Indonesian civil society organizations
Knowledge management will ensure the growth of the organization, strengthen radar of sensitivity and strengthen the leverage of other organizations resources. At the same time, the use of ICT will be a tool for expanding the reach to the network, communities and constituents; becomes an effective communication tools with the public and the business sector. ICT also will lead the improvement of internal governance organizations, as well as force multipliers other organizational resources, namely financial resources, human resources, data, information and knowledge.
Civil Society Resource Organization
Resource mobilization scheme in any form: fund, goods, facilities, ideas, concepts, information, networking, services, energy, and working time; management and distribution of resources for support the work of Indonesian civil society on the agenda of inclusive development, market sustainability, public-private-community partnership, forestry and environment, rural development, public health, public accountability, institutional building, information and communication technology and knowledge management.
Strengthening Indonesia Civil Society
Strategic alliance to strengthen Indonesian civil society organizations in the 'loose ties', each party is free to move in achieving its own goals, but collectively bounded on a long-term shared vision: empowerment and sustainability of Indonesia civil society. Areas of focus include program and financial management, human resource management, maximizing the utilization of information and communication technology, knowledge management, social business model development and resources mobilization.