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INSPIRASI Indonesia Young Leaders Programme

Leadership programme based in Auckland, New Zealand, for young NGO/CSO leaders from Eastern Indonesia.

Seeking Host Families – INSPIRASI

Are you interested in hosting a young leader from the East Indonesia? UnionAID is seeking Auckland-based host families for its INSPIRASI Young Leaders Programme from mid-April until late June 2023.  Participants are 20-30 years old and work in NGOs across East Indonesia and West Papua.  Hosts need to have intercultural and religious sensitivity and be …

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Introducing our New Young Leader Coordinators

Katja Phutaraksa Neef Katja Phutaraksa Neef joined UnionAID as the Indonesia Young Leaders Programme Coordinator. She is currently a UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader and works on community climate change initiatives in Auckland through Auckland Council. She is also an ‘artivist’ for ICAAD combining art and advocacy for social justice. She also has a close connection …

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Young Leaders Take Over Facebook

After six months of online classes the ten young leaders respectively from Mindanao and Indonesia 2022 groups have come together in-country to get to know one another and meet their Programme Managers, Alex Hill (MinLYP) and Caroline Novak (IYLP). During this time the two groups had the chance to connect with each other online as …

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Enthusiastic Young Leaders Meet Online

Ten young leaders from Mindanao and Indonesia respectively have started their sustainable development course and met one another online for the first time. As with other years, participants are from different places, ethnicities, and civil society work, including a labour rights activist from Mindanao and an educator supporting migrant workers and refugees in Indonesia. Thanks …

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INSPIRASI 2022

UnionAID, with its partners the Auckland University of Technology, BaKTI and the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta, is delighted to welcome the fourth cohort of East Indonesia Young Leaders to the INSPIRASI whānau! The participants come from across East Indonesia and work in a range of fields related to sustainable development, including environmentalism, gender justice, …

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Football tournament wins new union members in Indonesia

Holding a football tournament to recruit new union members was just one of the ideas emerging from a recent workshop run by Alfian Pelu, from the 2019 Indonesian Young Leaders Programme (IYLP). When Covid put paid to his original plan, Alfian developed a pilot project using materials from First Union where he spent time while …

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Online learning a hit with Young Leaders

Positive feedback from participants of the Indonesia and Mindanao Young Leader Programmes reflected how relevant and enjoyable online learning has been made by the programme managers, Caroline Novak, Laila Harre and Alex Hill. As one young leader from Mindanao said, One thing I found really interesting in this journey was that online learning can be …

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Latest News From our Young Leaders Programmes

Inspirasi (Indonesia) and Mindanao: Both these programmes have recruited ten and eight participants respectively from a wide range of civil society organisations, with completely revamped sustainable development courses for each. From May (Inspirasi) and from August (Mindanao), the programmes will be delivered remotely to participants in their homes, while it is hoped the second stage …

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Celebrating local cuisine to secure markets for local farmers

A collection of traditional and adapted local food recipes and stories, Food, Land and People, was published recently by Ete Umby Tara, one of the 2018 young leaders from Indonesia. Recipes were collected during visits to villages and observing and listening to home cooks.  Ete choose this action project as a way to support traditional …

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Young Leaders Work to Prevent COVID Spread

With their everyday work activities on hold, several of our young leaders have initiated practical strategies in response to the Covid-19 outbreak in their home countries. In Indonesia, Rosa  is working with her local team to install hand-washing facilities in public places in Nagakeo. Her NGO, WISE, is also providing emergency medical assistance to hospitals …

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