About Kopernik and EcoNusa
Kopernik is a research and development organization to find the best solution to social and environmental challenges. Kopernik uses a shorthand experimental approach to make trials of potential solutions and measure impacts in an efficient manner. Kopernik believes that the short experimental approach has great potential to find innovative and practical solutions for social and environmental challenges.
Implementing its projects, Kopernik collaborates with various partners ranging from government, civil society organizations, private sector, creative sector, and academia to develop products, services and approaches that support marginalized communities. Kopernik applies a short experimental approach in a variety of projects, ranging from working with seaweed farmers to improve the drying process for commodities and their livelihoods, developing behavior change campaigns to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean, or supporting women micro-entrepreneurs to move from informal to the formal sector.
EcoNusa Foundation Ekosistim Nusantara Berkelanjutan Foundation (EcoNusa Foundation) is a non-profit organization that aims to promote equitable and sustainable natural resource management in Indonesia by strengthening local initiatives.
The EcoNusa Foundation, which was officially established on 21 July 2017 and based in Jakarta, carries out its vision and mission through: 1) providing support to local community organizations; 2) developing a communication strategy and stakeholder engagement; 3) building equal partnerships between parties; 4) increase awareness and knowledge to promote changes in people’s behavior; 5) actively promote the assessment, use and sharing of benefits from natural resources and 6) support public policy-making processes that promote equity and sustainable development.
Currently, EcoNusa, which works in the Papua and Maluku regions, focuses its programs on (a) forests and biodiversity, (b) climate and energy, (c) marine and coastal management in Eastern Indonesia.
Background of the Program to Build Youth, Build Papua
Supported by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, ‘Building Youth, Building Papua’ is a funding program that aims to support organizations or companies, which focus on developing job opportunities for youngsters in Tanah Papua. This funding is expected to enable selected organizations and companies to run innovative programs that have a positive impact for long term, as well as provide better opportunities for the involved communities.
- The high unemployment rate in urban areas is one of the biggest development challenges encountered by the young generation in Papua and West Papua.
- Many young people have lost the opportunity to complete their education due to unfavorable living conditions.
- Lack of access to education and the necessary skills is an obstacle to survive in their early career.
- Decent work is hard to find, prompting the younger generation to look for alternatives and to engage in a wide variety of short-term jobs.
Long Term Objectives:
One of the Packard Foundation initiatives is to improve the livelihoods and empowerment of young people in rural communities, while promoting sustainable agriculture and the utilization of national resources. Therefore, organizations and companies that implement programs that always provide solutions to the identification of those issues are invited to submit proposals for this funding. The program on its ongoing implementation is expected to support further growth for stakeholders in order to empower the younger generations in Papua and West Papua.
The ‘Building Youth, Building Papua’ program will provide funding support for development programs in the areas of:
Agribusiness: Programs that focus on job creation for the younger generation, promote agribusiness solutions that highlight fair trade values, tell the story of the agribusiness community and local communities, and create access to national and global markets. With this kind of spirit, the proposed program can expectedly increase the value or value of existing agribusiness practices through innovative solutions. Examples of programs include:
- Programs that facilitate communities and local communities in the conservation area regarding sustainable practices.
- New market access creation program through online sales.
- Smallholder empowerment programs and training for young people.
- Programs that develop local product variants.
- An introduction to innovative technology programs that facilitate agricultural processes and increase the value of commodities.
Capacity Development: Through the spirit of job creation for the younger generation, it is hoped that the proposed programs can improve the quality of a competitive workforce. We accept proposals with enhancement impact to local community networks and broad participants to participate in the capacity building program. Examples of programs must include:
- Programs to increase access to education and literacy through libraries and learning centers as well as providing discussion forums for local communities.
- Learning activity program and local book publishing activities.
- Capacity building programs for digital literacy or addressing special issues such as waste management.
- Learning and training programs focused on youth unemployment reduction.
Sustainable Tourism (Ecotourism): This theme focuses on activities which promote the cultural and diversity potential of Papua through various interesting and creative platforms. The potential in question is a manifestation of the natural and human resources possessed by Papua, such as culinary potential, preservation of local traditions, increasing welfare, and sustainable development. Examples of programs include:
- Tour package programs and/or promotion of tourist destinations in Papua and West Papua that prioritize a sustainable approach and contribute to local communities and environmental conservation.
- Culinary festival program to promote creative culinary culture, such as adopting the concept of ‘forest to table’ and other sustainable approaches.
- Program for organizing exhibitions or workshops for young people to advocate for local tourism.
To submit proposals for getting funding of the ‘Building Youth, Building Papua’ Program, organizations and programs must meet these following criteria:
- Organizations must have legality registered in Indonesia, such as start-up companies, social enterprises, civil society organizations, foundations or social community organizations, vocational schools, private companies, or universities. Organizations that are not deemed legal entities, it is advisable to collaborate with other partners that are legal entities (e.g. national or religious organizations) in managing programs and preparing accountability reports.
- Organizations t considered as organizations operating in Papua and West Papua, with a track record of programs that have been carried out in these locations for at least 1 year, or at least have partnered with one of the organizations operating in Papua and West Papua.
- The organization must have adequate human resources.
- Organizations can only participate in one theme in the ‘Building Youth, Building Papua’ Program.
- This funding has a focus on programs related to the development of the younger generation in Papua and West Papua.
- The proposal submitted is in accordance with one of the program themes ‘Building Youth, Building Papua’ which is described in the segment ‘Program Themes’
- The proposed funding does not exceed USD 25,000 or the equivalent of IDR 362,500,000.
- The program will be run for eight (8) months, starting from November 30, 2020, to August 6, 2021. This period includes program implementation and final accountability reports.
- Proposals must be written by the organization members themselves
Considerations for proposals that have passed:
- The organization or company is able to communicate a clear strategy in implementing, monitoring, and reporting the program in the field according to the proposed requirements.
- Organizations or companies are able to clearly communicate program design using Indonesian
- Programs must have realistic objectives through the methods, activity designs and budgets proposed.
- The program must be executed with a measurable monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) method according to the objectives to be achieved.
- Program activities must be properly documented in the form of narration, photos and videos as part of the accountability report.
- The proposal should describe how each team member will develop their capacity through the proposed program. This includes, for example, how the knowledge, skills and experiences of team members will be developed and improved in the program implementation process.
- Programs must be in accordance with a logical framework and practice, for example involving local stakeholders and how the proposed program will contribute to the development of the capacity of the younger generation, promote regional potential, and other contributions in accordance with the program theme.
- The program should be able to promote gender equality and involve vulnerable groups in both program implementation and beneficiary coverage.
- Priority will be considered to organizations that have a balanced composition for each gender (gender balance) internally.
The ‘Building Youth, Building Papua’ program will not fund proposals with the following characteristics:
- Programs that do not fit the theme of ‘Building Youth, Building Papua’.
- Online programs which are virtually implemented, with the exception of online communication between applicants, Kopernik and EcoNusa Foundation during the pandemic.
- Application for financing an attendance of an event such as a conference.
- Central and/or local government programs.
- Funding allocated for team members or consultants.
Applications will be accepted by program organizations and companies that meet the eligibility criteria as described above. These criteria are designed to ensure that this funding achieves its initial goals for capacity building, contributes to long-term achievement and builds important relationships between local communities, non-government organizations, academic institutions and local governments. All applications will be evaluated by Kopernik and the EcoNusa Foundation, as well as by experts from other relevant organizations.
Eligible Proposal Instructions
- Applications must be sent via email to [email protected], with the subject “Proposal Membangun Pemuda, Membangun Papua – (Name of Applicant)” before the deadline of 02 November 2020.
- Applicants must meet each of the criteria outlined in the Organizational Requirements above.
- Proposals can be submitted in a narrative-visual format (PowerPoint format recommended ) or a narrative (Word Document) with a total of no more than eight (8) pages. The writing of the proposal format is as follows:
- Executive summary, is a summary of the proposal to provide a brief overview of program initiatives that will be implemented and the results or changes to be achieved in overcoming problems in the scope of the work area.
- Program details, containing background points, program objectives, program management, program timeline and budget, beneficiaries, stakeholders to be involved and the implementation strategy.
- Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan, contains points regarding the detailed review of the progress and impact of program implementation according to the objectives to be achieved, the evaluation framework used and the opportunity to reflect on the results and distribution of learning.
- Sustainability plan, program sustainability plan for the surrounding community after the end of the grant period which describes what is done and how to do it.
- Mitigation or risk management, describes how to manage identified risks that can affect program implementation.
The following documents must be included with the proposal:
- CV and Organizational Structure
- Institution Formation Documents
If you have any questions about this program, please send an email to [email protected] by 15 October 2020
Applications that exceed the deadline will not be considered. We hope to announce the award by 20 November 2020. For further information, please email a request to [email protected]
Program Questions (FAQ)
Funding Opportunities: Building Youth, Building Papua (2020 – 2021)
Q: Who can submit a program proposal?
A: Organizations that have been legally registered in Indonesia, such as start-up companies, social enterprises, civil society organizations, foundations or social community organizations, vocational schools, private companies, or universities. Especially for organizations that are not legal entities: Have recommendations from at least two other partner institutions with legal entities that have worked together before (e.g. national or religious organizations) which are able to provide references on the organization’s ability to manage programs.
Q: What is the program theme?
- Agribusiness: Programs that focus on job creation for the younger generation, promote agribusiness solutions that prioritize fair trade values, tell the story of the agribusiness community and local communities, and create access to national and global markets.
- Capacity Development: This theme encourages employment creation programs for the younger generation. It is hoped that the proposed programs can improve the quality of a competitive workforce.
- Sustainable Tourism (Ecotourism): This theme focuses on activities to promote the cultural and diversity potential of Papua through various interesting and creative platforms.
Q: Why only have organizations operating, have a track record, and or have partnered with organizations in Papua?
A: The ‘Building Youth, Building Papua’ program wants to ensure the involvement of communities and organizations based in Papua in the entire program implementation process. This aims to develop local potential, as well as encourage the involvement of local organizations to participate in the wider landscape or scope. In addition, we want to ensure that the involved organizations have a good and relevant track record, so that the achievements and objectives of the ‘Building Youth, Building Papua’ Program can be properly affirmed.
Q: How do I submit a proposal?
- Applicants must meet each of the criteria outlined in the Organizational Requirements.
- Applicants submit the application according to the proposal writing format and mandatory documents outlined in the Eligible Proposal Instructions.
- Applications must be sent via email to [email protected], with the subject “Proposal Membangun Pemuda, Membangun Papua”- (Name of Applicant)”
Q: When is the deadline for submitting proposals?
A: 02 November 2020
Q: Is there any special format or template for submitting a proposal?
A: Proposals can be submitted in narrative-visual format (Powerpoint format recommended ) or narrative (Word Document) with a total page size of no more than eight (8) pages. Writing a proposal format contains: executive summary, program design, MEL design (monitoring, evaluation, and learning), sustainability plan, and mitigation. More details can be seen in point three in Application Procedures.
Q: Does the program participating in Funding Opportunities: Building Youth, Building Papua also open up opportunities to be funded by other donors?
A: Yes, organizations currently having programs funded by other donors may submit proposals.
Q: Other questions?
A: If you have any questions about this program, please send an email to [email protected] no later than 15 October 2020.