Coffey International Development (Australia) Pty Ltd and
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Grant Agreement

IDR, 623.625.000

March 2022 – December 2024

Description

KIAT is an Australian government funded program designed to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth through better access to infrastructure for all groups of people. The main focus of KIAT is to support the provision of better infrastructure services in urban and suburban areas, including connectivity between urban residential areas. Particular focus is given to the selection of investment proposals in terms of their potential contribution to the goals of gender equality and social inclusion. With regard to the focus on gender equality and social inclusion, KIAT initiated GESIT with the overall objective that: “Local infrastructure projects are planned, designed and implemented to be more inclusive of women and persons with disabilities”. This will be achieved through more effective participation of women and persons with disabilities in planning and monitoring related to infrastructure, and employment opportunities, and through more responsive local government.

The GESIT model is built on the assumption that if women and persons with disabilities can be involved in the planning and development of local infrastructure projects, and if local governments are responsive and have put in place mechanisms to enable effective participation of all community members, then infrastructure projects will better reflect the needs and priorities of women and girls. persons with disabilities, who will benefit from local infrastructure in line with national-level policy reforms. Women and persons with disabilities will also benefit from awareness and ability to apply for job opportunities related to the construction and maintenance of local infrastructure. At the same time.

It is hoped that Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) or Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) will assist Local Governments (Pemda) to ensure that community feedback and information-sharing mechanisms operate effectively to support the promotion of GESIT development and implement key reforms. GESIT is planned to be implemented from March 2022 to December 2026 which is divided into 2 phases. The trial phase is in March-September 2022 which is the small-scale concept trial phase in Probolinggo Regency, East Java. In this phase, GESIT will work with 1 CSO and 1 OPD to support the Regional Road Grant Program (PHJD) and Provincial Road Repair and Maintenance (PRIM). The full implementation phase in September 2022 -December 2024 which is the scaling phase and will involve more local organizations, both CSOs and DPOs in 15 KIAT target locations, including the expansion of target activities in the water and sanitation sector.

Since 2019 KIAT has collaborated with the Probolinggo Regency Government to improve road construction and maintenance in the region through the Provincial Road Repair and Maintenance (PRIM) program. The partnership has resulted in the Probolinggo District Government’s commitment to improve considerations of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in the infrastructure sector, including the development of gender responsive planning and budgeting (PPRG). In addition, KIAT has also supported partnerships between local government agencies and selected Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) or Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) through the work of the Road Traffic and Transportation Forum (FLLAJ). Based on these achievements and the ongoing partnership, KIAT has chosen Probolinggo Regency to be the pilot location for GESIT activities.

Based on the National Service Provider (NSP) TOR, the Pena Bulu Foundation was selected to be one of the institutions as grant recipients to carry out advocacy activities for inclusive infrastructure development in Probolinggo Regency.

Funding

Coffey International Development (Australia) Pty Ltd and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), based on the Grant Agreement document, period March 2022 – December 2024 with a total budget of IDR 623,625,000