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Bring Your Innovative Workforce Ideas to USAID Indonesia

By Jana Melpolder on July 27, 2015


On June 24, 2015, USAID/Indonesia announced a call for creative ideas on how to develop an inclusive and vibrant workforce that harnesses the skills and talents of poor and vulnerable Indonesians and gives them the opportunity to move out of poverty.  They are searching for solutions that reach Indonesians earning less than two dollars a day and are at high-risk of falling below this line. Efforts will be focused on Central Java, East Java, West Java, North Sumatra, South Sulawesi, and Papua.

New ideas and innovations for addressing global development challenges can come from anywhere – a start-up entrepreneur, a university research institute, a corporation, or a grassroots community organization. USAID welcomes individuals and organizations to share their ideas on how they can do development differently.

How can YOU get involved?

  • Click here for more info
  • Write a four page proposal
  • Submit your idea by September 30, 2015

Next: USAID will invite selected participants to discuss their ideas and how we can work together. Those from outside Indonesia will be able to participate via video conference. The co-created ideas that are developed in these sessions may be funded by USAID.

USAID is seeking ways to address the following challenges:

  • Create a demand for vocational training that reaches the poor and vulnerable.
  • Train the poor and vulnerable so they have work-relevant skills.
  • Improve the quality of vocational training, specifically in six Indonesian provinces.
  • Ensure that workers’ skills match market demand.
  • Improve workers’ awareness of available jobs.

Visit this website for more info and submit your idea by September 30, 2015. This is much more than a grants program – USAID is hoping to work together in new and creative partnerships.

Note: Inveneo is looking for potential partners for this challenge. If you are interested in connecting with Inveneo, please contact the Media Manager Jana Melpolder.

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Jana Melpolder worked for over two years as an editor for ICTworks. She is passionate about bringing human rights issues to the forefront through ICT in the developing world, and she has reported on development programs from several countries including Bolivia, Ghana, Thailand and India. Follow her on Twitter: @JanaMelpolder
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