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IAP2 INDONESIA: The Journey to be Great (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, May 14, 2018  
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Organized in 2011, the IAP2 Indonesia affiliate continues to strive to remain consistent with the vision and mission of the IAP2 organization in promoting the practice of public engagement, and actively participates on the IAP2 Federation Board.

From 2014-2017, the IAP2 Indonesia Board focused on building networks and strategic partnerships to introduce IAP2, and especially IAP2 Indonesia abroad. One such activity was building early connections with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).


In September 2015, the 2030 Agenda On Sustainable Development – a very large and ambitious agenda – was adopted by member States of the United Nations. UNESCAP subsequently engaged IAP2 Indonesia, with the support of the IAP2 Australasia affiliate, to promote better strategic engagement in the implementation of the Agenda. "They needed to engage a well-established and reputable organization, which is IAP2," said IAP2 Indonesia Chair and Federation Board Member Mr. Alidi Alizar. 

In August 2017, UNESCAP hosted a meeting of the “Expert Group on Stakeholder Engagement" together with IAP2 Federation, IAP2 Indonesia, IAP2 Australasia, and other partners in Bangkok, Thailand. An outcome of this meeting was an agreement to support nations to plan and assess the quality of their engagement with their communities by drafting an assessment tool based on the IAP2 Australasia Quality Assurance Standard. Another outcome was the development of objectives and criteria for the design of a future tool aligned with the IAP2 Core Values. Additionally, IAP2 Indonesia presented a paper on "Governance Models, Accountability and Stakeholder Engagement" by Mr. A. M. Alizar.

Also in 2017, IAP2 Indonesia participated in the Stakeholder Engagement for Resettlement and Livelihood Symposium in Manila, Philippines, hosted by the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and World Bank. The symposium examined resettlement and livelihood restoration on resettlement projects in urban and rural areas of Asia. IAP2 Indonesia presented the paper, "Stakeholder Involvement in Resettlement Planning and Implementation and Livelihoods Recovery Program: A Case Study in Indonesia" by Mr. A. M. Alizar and Mr. Afandi from the Anwar Muhammad Foundation (AMF).

As of 2018, Ms. Leanne Hartill, IAP2 Australasia, and Mr. A. M. Alizar, IAP2 Indonesia, continue to lead IAP2’s initiative to build the relationship with UNESCAP.

IAP2 Indonesia is gaining momentum on the journey to spread effective public participation across the more than 18,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago and beyond. More to come...

Learn more about IAP2 Indonesia!