Philanthropy Learning Forum on SDGs Roadshow

Content Manager • 16 September 2017

Strengthening Partnerships between Philanthropy Actors in Indonesia for SDGs Achievement

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched by the United Nations in 2015. Indonesia has committed itself to support and engage in SDG programs. Implementation of the SDGs in Indonesia is not easy. The archipelago-shaped Indonesian region as well as the prosperity gap and infrastructural differences that still stand out between Java and other islands become the main challenges for the achievement of SDGs.

Filantropi Indonesia recognizes that the success of SDGs requires multi-stakeholder engagement over a wide range of areas. On the other hand, even though it has been two years since the start of the SDG implementation process, many still do not know and understand what it entails. This has prompted Filantropi Indonesia to educate and campaign for SDGs to a wider audience outside Jakarta through Philanthropy Forum Learning on SDGs (PLF on SDGs) Roadshow, with a special theme “SDGs as Capacity Building and Partnership Development Tools”. The roadshow will be held in 7 cities within five different islands: Banjarmasin (South Kalimantan), Makassar (South Sulawesi), Denpasar (Bali), Surabaya (East Java), Yogyakarta (DIY), Jambi (Jambi), and Palembang (South Sumatera).

In addition, PLF on SDGs also aims to enhance the role and involvement of philanthropy organizations in achieving SDGs. The involvement of philanthropy in achieving SDGs not only has an impact on program optimization on society, but also the capacity building of philanthropy organizations. Through their involvement in SDGs, these organizations can further sharpen their targeted outcomes by referring to the targets and indicators of SDGs. They can also scale up the impact and contribution of the programs to social development and global development. SDGs also provides opportunities for philanthropic agencies to promote their programs and initiatives to national and global communities, and expand the network and explore partnerships with national and global institutions.

Through this roadshow, Filantropi Indonesia will also try to identify problems faced by local philanthropy actors and local governments in understanding SDGs, and to help find solutions together. In the long term, we encourage local philanthropists and foundations to create local philanthropy associations in their own respective regions and create a strong support system for the sector.