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Partnership Training, 1 – 2 November 2017 "Managing Multi Sector Partnership and Brokering Better Partnership for Development"

To continue the success of One-Day Training partnership, IBL organized the two days partnership training with different theme: Managing multi-sector partnership and brokering better partnership. It was held on 1-2 November 2017. The training delivered by Ibu Yanti Triwadiantini, associate and accredited partnership broker from Partnership Brokers Association (PBA).

On the second day, the training more specific review how to be a partnership brokers and navigate the partnership process, with courses: understanding of partnership brokering; roles of partnership brokers; negotiation technic; lesson learned and key of success as partnership brokers. All materials are licensed from PBA.

In this training, the participants learned about the definition of partnership and how to manage it professionally and give a clear understanding about partnership to those who work in corporate, NGOs, government institutions, and even academicians. All participants were pleased and excited during the training. One of participants from private sector said “this training change my mindset about building partnership and partnership cycle is very helpful for me to solve the problem”.



The EquipYouth program covers Batam, Karawang, Bekasi (Cikarang, Cibitung, Bantar Gebang), and Cileungsi. In order to achieve a satisfactory result, IBL were assisted by the companies and institutions from various background to carry out multiple trainings and activities such as basic life skills training, technical training, companies visit, job placement, and Human Resource Forum Group Discussion.

Stakeholder forum is an event for sharing and discussing regarding any attempt related to youth empowerment that has been done. What kind of challenges that stakeholders (government, company, school, and society) are currently facing, especially for our targeted area.

In October 20th, 2017, IBL conducted Stakeholder Forum in Karawang. The main objectives of this activity are: (i) Identifying any efforts that could be done by multi stakeholder in order to resolve unemployment problem in West Java, especially unemployment in youth; (ii) Identifying a suitable employee characteristic that fit with working culture on industrial world; (iii) Identifying any efforts that has been done in order to build youth characteristics by related stakeholders and what are the challenges; (iv) Identifying an effective way of communication for link & match between industrial and educational side; (v) As a learning forum towards strenghten and empowerment of youth.

Involved on this forum are: Mr. Eka Sanatha as Kepala Bappeda Karawang (Head of Regional Development Planning Agency of Karawang District); Mr. Rahmat Sugandi as Kabid Bappeda Karawang (Head of Economic Division of Regional Development Planning Agency of Karawang District); and Mr. Bilal Dwi Nugraha as CEO PT Bina Daya Nugraha which deliver the importance of soft skills and the implementation in daily life, especially in work place.

The forum was generated some important note to be taken note upon. The summary of the result is:
It is indeed a necessity to have a proper soft skill for every vocational graduated student in West Java in order to compete to get a prospective job. While technical skill could be learned throughout constant working, a soft skill should have been given and stimulated since an early stage to shape a competitive mindset, while also having positive attitude.


In response of the ending of the Equip Youth III Program, IBL is trying to arrange a meeting all of the related party which are government, private sector, and civil community in a closing program activity. Aside serve as a closing event, this forum will also held a discussion and sharing experiences session about the character building of youth (school students / employees / community) implemented by multi parties. It is also expected that there will be formed a multi-stakeholder partnership in order to reduce the number of unemployed youth in Indonesia, especially in Batam.

Both beneficiaries and IBL partners were having an opportunity to express their thought about Equip Youth Program. Ories Tiana Vitriani and Aldianto from SMKN 1 Batam said that they were grateful for joined Equip Youth program because it has increased his capacity, such as shaping dicipline and mentality, building self confidence,  improving public speaking skill, and polishing intitiative and creativity. While Ibu Agustia Wulandari HR Manager from PT Phillips Batam said that there were difference in self-quality between Equip Youth graduated on Phillips Batam and the rest. She explained that employee who has joined Equip Youth program are having more positive attitude and character. The major difference between them is the readiness whenever given any new challenge or opportunity. Bapak Ramadhan Usman Section Manger from Caterpillar Batam also express similiar thing about Equip Youth graduated on Caterpillar Batam. Equip Youth beneficiaries are paying more attention to detail and fast-response to any given tasks.

The goals of the forum are (a) as an evaluation event for finished Equip Youth Program, to gather new perspective and deciding what is the required step to improve for better future; (b) endorsing a positive impression about the importance of soft skill in everyday use, especially in professional world; and (c) setting example and giving motivation about character development so that they could reach maximum productivity in work.


IBL held a soft skills training at SMK Hasanudin as an initial step of IBL's assistance in the Empower Youth for Work (EYW) program. This program aims to provide understanding and motivation to the youth about the importance of soft skill training. 37 participants were joined in training came from members of the Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate (PSHT) of Indramayu District. This training was given to PSHT to improve the quality if their characters.

This event was held from 25-29 October 2017. At first day of the training, the participants are given understanding of the importance of self-worth, in the family environment, community, school, or the world of work. The topic was delivered by Harmini Simanungkalit, as the Program Manager of IBL. Harmini explained that soft skill training will be very beneficial to provide increased insight, attitude, and personality of young people because soft skill abilities are not taught in the school environment, but rather from a process of life experience and environmental influences.

Indonesia Business Links (IBL) with several organisations, such as Aliansi Desa Sejahtera and AKVO, are involving in Empowering Youth for Work Program. It is a collaborative youth economic empowerment which coordinated by OXFAM. The Empower Youth for Work (EYFW) project in Indonesia aims to reduce poverty in rural coastal areas that are prone to the impact of climate change, by empowering youth (especially young women) to secure viable employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.


Surabaya, as the capital of East Java province, currently becomes a major economic growth point in Indonesia. Promoting business practices with integrity to private sectors in Surabaya is one of the important steps to strengthen the economy of Indonesia. Keep raising issues regarding The Issuance of Regulation of the Indonesia Supreme Court No. 13/2016 (Peraturan Mahkamah Agung or PERMA 13/2016), IBL conducted Indonesia Integrity Initiative Forum 2017 Surabaya on October 10th 2017 at Surabaya, to provide a dialogue forum for private sectors about business integrity practices. In addition, the forum is also conducted to introduce Indonesia Integrity Initiative as one of the collective action of private sector to strengthen business integrity as well as invite private sector to get involved in the collective initiative. This forum was attended by 32 people from 27 different institutions.

Head of One Stop Service (PTSP) Surabaya, Eko Agus Supiadi Sapoetro explained various initiatives that have been undertaken by Surabaya local government to improve the culture of integrity in doing business, such as Surabaya Single Window. In terms of private sector business actors, Deputy Regional Compliance Officer PT. Siemens Indonesia, Mr. Arif Panggiharso, shared about Siemens's experiences in dealing with bribery scandals and how Siemens rose, build and strengthen its integrity practices. Director of PT. Bumi Irsa Prakarsa, Mr. Andira Reoputra completes the dialogue by giving his experience as a local businessman in Surabaya. The dialogue session was followed by a DUKU workshop delivered by Mr. Barliana Amin from Alliance for Integrity. The workshop was conducted with the aim of providing a point of view related to various types of corruption, as well as how the business world can avoid the risk of corruption itself. From discussions and business integrity surveys, licensing and procurement still occupy the top positions as areas that are vulnerable to unethical conduct. The government is following up on this by simplifying the licensing system through PTSP and the procurement system openness through electronic procurement. However, it should be noted that the government must maintain a balance between the ease of the licensing process and the quality of its output.

In line with the those activities, on the second day of KPK through PROFIT Initiative organize the Establishment of Regional Advocacy Committee of East Java. This advocacy committee seeks to invite local governments and business actors through the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of East Java to sit together to find solutions to the various obstacles of investment development and business world integrity as well as the intricacies of other private sector issues. On this occasion IBL launched Consultation Desk, a channel where private sector can ask questions/inquiries, get information, and deliver their complaints with regards to anti-corruption initiatives and efforts in strengthening integrity as well as business ethics in private sector. The Consultation Desk project aims at providing business sectors with technical support to prevent corruption and strengthen business ethics through the establishment of a consultation desk mechanism and related services.

Consultation Desk is implemented by Indonesia Business Links (IBL) and supported by KPK.  The main objective of the Consultation Desk is to provide business sector with technical assistance in order to strengthen its business integrity practices and to minimize the risk of corruption/fraud. This platform is named SOLUSI and provide three main channels that easily accessible by the public, through website (www.solusi.indonesiaintegrityinitiative.org), email (solusi@indonesiaintegrityinitiative.org), and call center (08-111-35-35-33). SOLUSI will also utilize social media platforms as means to reach and promote the platform to its targeted user.


The Issuance of Regulation of the Indonesia Supreme Court No. 13/2016 (Peraturan Mahkamah Agung or PERMA 13/2016) on December 2016 marks an important milestone in the fight against corruption in Indonesia. PERMA 13/2016 provides operating procedures for the judges when dealing with cases involving corporate criminal offences.

PERMA 13/2016 explicitly requires corporations to take active steps to prevent a crime, as inaction leading to a crime can lead to prosecution. This should be a call for corporations to start looking into their internal policies to make sure that they have a set of company policies in place to deal with corporate crimes, so that they may limit their exposure to being entangled in a crime.

On October 5th 2017, Indonesia Business Links organized Business Executive Briefing in Jakarta with theme “Implication of PERMA 13/2016 on Corporate Criminal Liability to The Business”. The objective of this 2-hour session is to provide updated information regarding the issuance of PERMA 13/2016, discussed the consequence of this regulation to the business and gather feedbacks from business leaders and executives on how business will respond to the implication constructively.

The discussion was triggered by three distinguished panelist speakers, Mr. Laode M. Syarif as Commissioner of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Mr. Heru Prasetyo as Chairman, Board of Patrons, Indonesia Business Links, and Mrs. Yanti Triwadiantini as Chair, ASEAN CSR Network. This discussion was moderated by Mr. Hendronoto Soesabdo from Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners.