Through KOMPAK Program, the Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and the Australian Government co-organised National Inspiration Forum with the theme ‘Collaboration for Indonesia’ on Wednesday, 30 March 2022. The online event aimed to share lessons and practices from innovations conducted by KOMPAK, along with Bappenas, the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, regional governments in 7 provinces, and other development partners during the period of 2015 – 2022 in 24 districts, 41 sub-districts, and 496 villages.
In his speech, Dr. Ir. H. Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning/Head of Bappenas, stated that the various activities in KOMPAK Program provided beneficial support for the central government in implementing its development program, such as in economic transformation through MSME empowerment, improvement of human resources quality through social protection and basic services, and digital transformation through Digitalisation of Village/Neighborhood Monograph (DMD/K). “The support from KOMPAK Program is also in line with the Strategy to Accelerate “ZERO” Extreme Poverty, the government’s response to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic,” said Minister Suharso.
According to the minister, difficult circumstances over the last two years were implicated in the increased number of poor citizens at 1.3 million people. Therefore, Minister Suharso continued, Bappenas has proposed a strategy to alleviate extreme poverty based on regions by integrating social assistance, basic services, and economic empowerment. “The result and good practices from KOMPAK Program can also serve as feedback and inspiration to refine this strategy,” he explained.
On the same occasion, Penny Williams PSM, Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, stated that the implementation of various innovative solutions by KOMPAK and the local government in improving basic services and expanding economic opportunities to those in need have brought positive changes. Examples of these solutions are the Village Information System in Papua and Papua Barat, which generates accurate data and provides easier access for the indigenous Papuan people to basic services and social protection program; improvement in healthcare and education services to the fishermen communities in remote islands of South Sulawesi; as well as support for the water hyacinth craftswomen community in West Aceh. “In addition to presenting its success stories, today’s Inspiration Forum also marks the end of KOMPAK Program in June this year. Nevertheless, we hope that all the hard work and achievements from KOMPAK will continue well into the future,” said Ambassador Penny.
The National Inspiration Forum presented lessons and practices from the implementation of KOMPAK Program through three interactive stage sessions that featured numerous speakers, including regional leaders, ministerial officers, innovators, and beneficiaries. KOMPAK Team Leader, Anna Winoto, hoped that more regions would benefit from the good practices and lessons from KOMPAK as part of the efforts to alleviate poverty. “We now have many examples and good practices with various types of approach and context. Along with Bappenas, province governments and other stakeholders, we are also developing knowledge and learning centers on KOMPAK Program,” said Anna.
SIKOMPAK Knowledge Center (http://sikompak.bappenas.go.id/ ) was launched by Pungky Sumadi, MCP., Ph.D., Deputy of Population and Employment, Bappenas. This knowledge center contains various guidance, research results, and stories of change, as well as access to direct consultation with innovators behind the innovations that were implemented together in KOMPAK Program. The National Inspiration Forum (FIN) was the culmination of the knowledge and practice sharing events at the province level, which were carried out from September 2021 to March 2022. It followed the Regional Inspiration Forum in 7 KOMPAK-supported provinces of Aceh, East Java, Central Java, West Nusa Tenggara, South Sulawesi, Papua, and Papua Barat. FIN served as a medium to share the knowledge and lessons from KOMPAK Program, promote replication efforts outside of KOMPAK areas and facilitate preparation of national policies
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