No2247 | Indonesia | Communication | BIOMA Foundation

Training on Communication Strategy and Tools Development for staffs of Yayasan BIOMA.

Training in developing communication strategy and tools for organization promotion. The content of the training includes (but not limited to): Communication strategy for non-profit organization; Communication tools; Creating success story; How to make “photovoice” (slide presentation with voice); How to make and to edit short video; and How to make content of social media.

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HistoryObjectivesVolunteer interventionMissionParticipants

Yayasan BIOMA (BIOMA Foundation, simply called as BIOMA) is a non-governmental organization based in Samarinda, East Kalimantan (Borneo Island) established in 1998 (bioma.or.id). BIOMA has a vision of "Sustainability of the functions and benefits of natural resources and environment for the sustainability of all creatures including human well-being, especially local communities". To achieve this vision, BIOMA has a mission of "to promote the community’s awareness and participation and to support policies and efforts in the protection and sustainable use of natural resources and the environment as a gift of God Almighty".

BIOMA was founded by a group of young environmental activists in Samarinda (mostly graduated from the Faculty of Forestry, Mulawarman University) who concerned about the damages of the environment, especially forest resources in Kalimantan Island. Institutionally and personally, BIOMA has had adequate relevant experiences in the project implementation, community facilitation and assistance.

In the beginning of its establishment, BIOMA worked more on research in field of natural resources, but later they work with community in managing natural resources sustainably. Today BIOMA works with community in several villages in Kutai Kartanegara District and Malinau District, East Kalimantan Province.
The ongoing project by BIOMA undertaken is The Institutional Support for Muara Siran Village Community, Kutai Kartanegara district in management of natural resources. BIOMA assists the village government and community groups on how to develop village planning within the perspective of natural resource management sustainably. This project still needs supports from various parties, such as government and non-government organisations. In North Kalimantan Province, BIOMA together with a project consortium implements the project of Solar Powered Renewable Energy Projects to supply electricity and Increase community’s welfare in remote areas in Malinau District.
The projects that have been completed by the organisation are generally related to the management of forest and environmental resources, among other things: Forest Carbon Conservation Project, Development of Peat land Conservation and Restoration in the Middle part of Mahakam River Region, Adoption of Conservation and Forest Management Model by Local Communities as an Alternative Economic Activities for the Local Community.
BIOMA currently has 5 full time staffs and more than 5 persons of part time staffs, depend on the needs of the organization. BIOMA has an office in Samarinda. The atmosphere of the office is quite dynamic because it becomes a place for discussions on current social issues and place for social gatherings for the NGO activists in Samarinda.
BIOMA has clear work division by organization’s structure, in which the Board of Executive is separated from the Board of Trustees. The current executive director is Mr. Aspian Noor, and in his work is supported by a Vice Director, a Secretary, an Administrative and Finance Officer, a Program Officer, and a Communication Officer. Others staffs work on call basis.

BIOMA has quite a lot of experience in working on environmental issue and with local communities, but this experience has not been used as materials for the promotion attractively. In order to promote their program, the organization has created several communication media to share the success stories from program implementation in the field. These stories were either displayed on website, writen in books, or writen as in form of formal reports. BIOMA already has a website (bioma.or.id) but only in Indonesian language. The experiences were also posted in social media. But in general, the quality of the content is very basic and not updated due to the lack of skillful staff to do so.
BIOMA has some young staffs who are creative but have limited skills related to the making of communication media. They learn by trial and error, from friends, or from the website, so the results are relatively little. They need guidance from skilled people on this field. However, they have limited resources in term of human resources and budget for training. Therefore, the assignment of a skilled volunteer on communication will be welcomed by the organization with the objectives:
• To give training on communication strategy to promote the organization visibility
• To assist the staffs developing the communication strategy and tools
The more attractive promotional materials in both print and audio-visual versions will allow the organization to share their experience and program concepts with other organizations more effectively.

The mission should transfer knowledge and skill on how to make the effective and attractive communication tools to BIOMA Staffs. This include (but not limited to):
? Communication strategy for non for profit organisation
? Communication tools and promotion
? Creating success story
? How to make “photovoice” (slide presentation with voice)
? How to make and to edit short video
? How to make content of social media
? Other relevant topic
The method of the mission will be preferably interactive and promoting hands-on experience. The training schedule will be flexible but, but in general can be conducted during office hour.

Participants / Name: To be named

Participants / Number: 4

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

The training will be addressed to 4 staffs (Web master and communication officer, and program officers)
Number of participants: 4 staff members, but if possible there will be other 3 or 4 staffs will join the training for the general session.
The management of BIOMA is so enthusiastic to use the opportunity of the mission to bring benefits for more staffs.
BIOMA staffs mostly are knowledgeable, since all of them graduated from university. They are young, motivated and generally computer and internet literate. Some of them are now attending master degree’s program in natural resources management.
The age range is between 20 - 40 years old.
All of them have basic skill on internet, but they want to develop their capacity on website management.

Participants / Training in the field request

Almost all of participant candidates are graduated from faculty of forestry. Some of them have attended training/course on GIS (geographic information system), spatial mapping, biodiversity, but not on website management/development.
Most of them don’t speak English (only very limited English), so there will be a translator hired for the training sessions.

Participants / Motivation

Organizationally, BIOMA is strongly motivated to become one of the leading NGO in East Kalimantan working on community based natural resources management. To support this goal, BIOMA needs to introduce their programs and activities to the broader audiences. Internet, website, and good communication tools can be used to promote the organisation effectively.
The capacity building of staffs in creating attractive communication tools is needed and BIOMA would appreciate if there are PU’s volunteer missions to help them in field of web management or development.

Airport: Balikpapan [sepinggan]

Transfer to the mission site:

When the volunteer arrive in Balikpapan in the morning, he/she can proceed to Samarinda City by shuttle bus.
If the volunteer arrives in the afternoon, he/she should stay overnight in Balikpapan. A room in Hakaya hotel (located near the Airport) will be reserved and informed to volunteer before the arrival. PU Indonesia or BIOMA will arrange the hotel and the airport transfer. The next day, the volunteer will proceed to Samarinda by shuttle bus (3 hours travel). We will send information in detail how to go to Samarinda by shuttle bus. PU Indonesia or BIOMA staff will pick up the volunteer at the Shuttle Bus station in Samarinda.
After arriving in Samarinda, the volunteer will meet Planète Urgence Indonesia and BIOMA for a briefing session. Then BIOMA will host and organize the volunteer mission.

Accommodation & food:

Transit in Balikpapan City will be in Hakaya Plaza Hotel (www.hakayaplazahotel.com)
Place to stay in Samarinda: a budget hotel, a clean standard hotel.
Meal during the mission will be organized by BIOMA.
The staple food is rice with the dishes of chicken, fish, and sometimes beef. Indonesian used a lot spices for cooking. For the volunteers who don’t like spicy food, the host will provide less spicy food.
Transportation in Samarinda city will use motorcycle with helmet (for short distance), and taxi.

Means:

The equipment and material available: whiteboard and board marker, electricity, Wi-Fi internet, cellular phone network, LCD projector, organizational website, social media and other standard training kit. BIOMA also have digital camera and videocam to be used for the training (if needed).

Logistics:

The mission will be conducted in Samarinda City. In general the organization of the mission is as follow:
? The mission/training will be conducted in the BIOMA Office where standard training equipments are available.
? Before training there will be general briefing from Planète Urgence Indonesia and BIOMA in the first day the volunteer arrive in Samarinda City. Likewise, the day before leaving Samarinda, there will be debriefing session.
? The training will be 5 days in week 1 and another 4 days in the week 2. In general the schedule of the training is from 9 am to 3 pm. The session in Saturday is 9 – 12 based on the partners’ staff availability. The detail of the schedule will be discussed during the briefing. The training will be conducted in informal situation.
? Sunday is free day, and the volunteer could explore the City of Samarinda.
? The volunteer will stay in a budget hotel near the BIOMA Office. A BIOMA staff will be assigned to pick up and drop from the hotel to the office by using motorcycle with helmet.
? The training will be addressed mainly to 4 staffs but it is possible there will be other staffs (3 or 4) join the training for the general topics. This will be discussed prior the mission between BIOMA (through PU Indonesia) and the volunteer.
Most of the participants don’t speak English well (they only speak very basic English); therefore, a translator will be hired for some crucial session.

Comment:

The volunteer should have educational background or professional experiences on the development of communication strategy and tools, and speaking English is a must.
Samarinda is a hot city (temperature), so we suggest the volunteer to bring light clothes. In general, there are two seasons in a year rainy season (October - April) and dry season (May to September), but recently the weather cannot be predicted.

No2226 | Indonesia | Project Management | Lembaga Adat Wehea (LAW)

To improve the quality and the communication of the Wehea rainforest eco-tourism

To support the capacity improvement of the LAW staffs to manage the eco-tourism. The objectives of the mission are to improve the quality of the services of the eco-tourism and to help the tourists to be more aware about the eco-tourism.

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HistoryObjectivesVolunteer interventionMissionParticipants

Wehea is a sub-ethnic of “Dayak” (the indigenous people of Kalimantan Island, and currently there are six remaining villages of Wehea. The six Dayak Wehea villages with the population of about 2,000 people, have lived for generations for hundreds of years in this area. Wehea Dayak community traditionally lives depend on natural resources. Forests are home as well as their livelihood. In 1970s there was transmigration program from the central government in this area, so this area became open and as many people from outside started to come the area. Changes took place quickly in this area, and a lot of deforestation. These groups of local immigrants have been developing their lives very fast, and the local indigenous people remain the same.

Lembaga Adat Wehea (LAW) was formed some decades ago by the community leaders and traditional elders to preserve traditional culture of Dayak Wehea in the situation of plural society. It is cultural association which is not legally registered but respected by the community and the local governments. Initially, the organisation's works focused in the field of cultural preservation. As they found that the forest which is an important part of their lives is dramatically treatened by unsustainable logging activities and the extension of the palm oil plantation, they decided to work on the environmental conservation by declaring the wehea rainforest as the conserved forest. Wehea forest is one of the remaining primary tropical forests in East Kalimantan covers an area of 38,000 hectares. Lembaga Adat Wehea supported by some NGOs protected forest from illegal logging and forest encroacher. The forest now gain the status of “protected forest” from the government of Indonesia.

To support this activities, LAW built cooperation with other agencies (international and local NGOs) and the local Government to recruit and hire forest rangers to protect the forest from encroachment. LAW also manages eco-tourism program activities in the Wehea Forest as part of the income generation of the organisation. Today the external supports is gradually decreased and the organisation is struggling how to get support to pay the forest rangers in the future.

The mains activies of the association are (1) preserving the culture and tradition of Dayak Wehea, (2) Guarding the Wehea Protected Forest by hiring rangers, (3) Managing eco-tourism (there are about 200 guests in 2016, all are from abroad), (4) Managing cooperative (saving and loans, and crude palm oil transportation service), (5) Setting up the Wehea Forest as nursery centre of tropical forest. The only remaining source of income to sustain the organisation comes from the eco-tourism program and the cooperative members.

The direct beneficiaries of the programmes are 65 persons (consisted of 19 forest rangers, and 46 customary staff members) while the indirect beneficiaries are all community in the 6 villages (about 2000 people). Currently, the association employs 6 staffs in the main office and 19 persons in the forest.

In order to sustain the activity of the forest protection, the association developed the ecotourism business with the support of INGO TNC, Profauna, and the mining company.

The association offered the package tour to the jungle including observing the flora and fauna biodiversity with the rangers is mostly the part timer guide. This business is quite potential since the tour package attracts about 200 visitors annualy which are mostly foreigners. Tough the business had just established, some supports from the INGOs and governments are decreasing so then the capacity improvement to manage the business independently is deemed necessary.

In this case, the mission should train LAW staffs on the business management and field staffs on the ecotourism management. The final objective of the mission will be to improve the business management, therefore, will increase the income of the association. As the consequence, it will sustain the effort to protect the forest which is home of rich biodiversity including the ourangutan.

The mission should cover the two main topic of management:
- Project management for the staffs with the specific topic for financial, HR, marketing, and administration management
- Ecotourism management for field staffs with the objective to improve the guiding skills of the rangers. The topic includes practical English conversation; customer services; safety for eco and wildlife tourism; guest-house management.

The training method will be preferably interactive discussion, presentation for the informal training for office staffs and field staffs. The training time should be flexible because the participants have to work or do other daily activities. The other method will be the observation of the ecotourism activity in the forest.

Participants / Name: 14 (6 for management staffs and 8 for field staffs)

Participants / Number: 14

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

Participants are mostly men aged between 20 to 35 years old

Participants / Training in the field request

They graduated from Primary school for the lowest and high school for the highest

Airport: Balikpapan [sepinggan]

Transfer to the mission site:

Should the volunteer arrives at the afternoon, they should stay overnight in Balikpapan in Hakaya hotel near the airport. The next day, the volunteer can pass by Samarinda for 3 hours driving from Balikpapan to meet Planete Urgence staff then continue to Muara Wahau for another 7 hours driving.

Accommodation & food:

In Balikpapan, Hakaya hotel if required.

In Samarinda, Violand hotel if required.

In Muara Wahau village, in the guesthouse. It is very basic but have private room, electricity, shared toilet, and kitchen. The office is next to the guesthouse. There is internet at the office of the association.

In the forest, the volunteer will stay in the forest logde with very basic facilities but nice view. It is possible to have private room with shared toilet and kitchen. No electricity in the lodge but there is an electricity generator for night time. There is neither internet connection in the forest.

Means:

In the main office: whiteboard and board marker, electricity, internet connection

In the forest: whiteboard and board marker, no electricity (but can use electric generator), no signal no internet

The volunteer for field training should bring personal things to be used in the rainforest (rain coat, trekking shoes, hat, personal medicine, etc)

Logistics:

For training in the main office: 10am to 1 pm. The training place will be walkable from the guesthouse

For training in the forest: from 5pm to 7pm (can be extended based on need). It will take about 3 - 4 hours driving four wheel vehicule to reach the lodge in the forest from the village

Comment:

The volunteer should have background in general management who has the capacity to conduct a business evaluation so then will be able to propose activity to improve the association capacity to manage the ecotourism management.

Besides the required technical capacity and related education background, the volunteer should be phisically strong for long land trips by vehicule and bumpy road and quite hot climate.

No2230 | Indonesia | Project Management | PNP - Perkumpulan Nurani Perempuan

To improve the capacity of PNP in managing organization

The objectives of the mission is to help the Board of Management of PNP in completing organizational instrument (Strategic planning, Human Resource [HR] Management, payroll system, monthly work-plan, how to manage project effectively)

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Perkumpulan Nurani Perempuan (PNP) - literally means ‘association of women conscience’ - was founded by 5 women activists in East Kalimantan, to promote the rights of women, especially from Dayak ethnic group. Dayak ethnic group is the indigenous inhabitants of Kalimantan Island (Borneo) but their existence in the island is marginalised as a result of rapid economic growth. PNP started its activities in 1998 then formalised in 1999.

PNP was formed because the founders had a deep concern about the fate of Dayak Women, who suffered from marginalization, subordination, stereotyping, double burden in family life, and even become the victim of violence. PNP raised the issue of fighting for women's rights, and by empowering women PNP hope that the position of women in society life can be lifted.

From 2000 to 2013, PNP was supported by Cordaid Nederland to implement the women empowerment program in 4 districts in East Kalimantan Province. From the program supported by Cordaid, PNP facilitated the formation of “credit union” and “Dayak women association”. The credit union runs business of micro credit among the members, and the “Dayak women association” becomes a media for women capacity building.

Today, the main activity of PNP consists of: (1) assisting the management of credit union; (2) capacity building of women group, and (3) environmental and cultural conservation.

The number of members of the credit union is growing up to more than 5 000 people(about 80 % of them are women) with the fund managed of more than IDR 50 billions (equal to Euros 3,500,000.00)

Organisationally, PNP is still “young” and need assistance. This year, PNP faces challenge from internal and external aspects. Internally the founder and the Executive Director passed away last year, and the appointed Director, Ms. Martha Doq feels of having limited experience in managing the organisation. The background of Ms. Martha is finance management. Meanwhile, the external situation of worsening economic situation also affects the business of micro credit managed by the Credit Union. Many members could not pay their loan in time due their income significantly declined.

In order to maintain the organization (association) of PNP and to sustain the activity of the women empowerment, PNP wants to develop the organisation to become a leading organisation in promoting gender justice. A big memberships of credit union of more than 5000 people is a good capital for raising awareness of ‘women power’. In order to realise their mission, PNP need organisational capacity building through human resources management, program management, and organisational marketing, and networking.

For the first round, based on the discussion between PNP and PU Indonesia they need to improve performance of the organisational. There are many aspects to be improved, but the priority is developing capacity of the organisation. When the capacity of the organisation is improved then they have more opportunities to implement development or empowerment project.

The mission is expected to help the association in developing instrument of organization (strategic plan, work plan, and organization regulation) and assist the staff in monitoring the daily activities of the association.

The mission should cover the main topics of management:
- Organizational planning(developing Strategic plan) for PNP
- Developing guideline for HR management
- Effective organisation management

The training method will be preferably interactive by using the adult education approach. The existing experience of the participants will be used to develop the training materials. Hands-on experience for the technical training is required.
The training schedule will be flexible but, in general can be conducted during office hour.

Participants / Name: Martha, Hanyang, Patricia, ....

Participants / Number: 4

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

4 (management staffs), and could be added to 8 (include the Board of Trustees)

Participants are 2 men and 2 women, with the age between 25 to 55 years old. Two are graduated from a college/university, the others are graduated from High School. The Board members mostly graduated from college/academy.

Participants / Training in the field request

College University or High School level

Participants / Motivation

The Director (Ms. Martha Doq) is a new director succeded the previous Director who passed away last year. Ms. Martha feels has only limited background in organisation management, so she wants to learn how to manage the organisation effectively.

Airport: Balikpapan [sepinggan]

Transfer to the mission site:

Via Balikpapan Airport

Should the volunteer arrives at the afternoon, they should stay overnight in Balikpapan in Hakaya hotel near the airport. PU Indonesia will arrange the hotel and the airport transfer.

The next day, the volunteer proceed to Samarinda (3 hours by car) to meet Planete Urgence and PNP.

Accommodation & food:

In Balikpapan, Hakaya hotel if required.

The Guest House in Samarinda in general is clean with good services (based on traveller review).

Means:

In the office of PNP in Samarinda: whiteboard and board marker, electricity, internet connection (by using wifi in the office, and SIM Card outside the office), LCD projector

Logistics:

PNP will organise the volunteer mission by arranging the place to stay, the transportation, the training organisation, and the food for the volunteer.
? The accomodation of the volunteer is in a guest house, located in the city center of Samarinda, close to the business center, and about 2.5 km from the PNP office.
? PNP will organise motobike (with helmet) to pick up and drop the volunteer from/to the Guest House and the PNP Office.
? Breakfast is not included in the Guest House, so PNP will organise the breakfast and lunch of the volunteer. For the dinner, PNP staff will show the recomended places to eat nearby the guest house. The Guest house also located near a big shopping mall, where the volunteer have a lot of choices for eating.
? For the training that will be conducted in the PNP office (about 3 hours per day, can be in the morning or afternoon). There will be a translator provided during the mission.
? The mission will be conducted in two weeks (Monday to Friday, a half-day in Saturday, and Sunday is free day.

Comment:

The volunteer should have background in project management, skill of facilitation, and speaks English.

Samarinda is a hot city (temperature), so prepare to bring light clothes. In general, there are two seasons in a year rainy season (October - April) and dry season (May to September), but recently the weather can not be predicted.

No2245 | Indonesia | Project Management | BIOMA Foundation

Support to Develop Business Plan on Eco-Tourism for “LPSDA” (the Village Institution for Natural Resources Management)

This volunteer mission is about business plan development for eco-tourism for LPSDA Board members (the community organization) in Muara Siran Village. The purpose of the mission is to develop the capacity of the participants (LPSDA Board members) and BIOMA in developing a business plan of a community based eco-tourism. The business of ecotourism is chosen due to a big potency of the village and its surroundings for tourism with educational purposes (in broader term). The contents of this training and the mission in general are about the overview on eco-tourism, Participatory mapping of the potencies of eco-tourism, developing business plan on eco-tourism, making work plan/action plan, and other relevant subjects.

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HistoryObjectivesVolunteer interventionMissionParticipants

Yayasan BIOMA (BIOMA Foundation, simply called as BIOMA) is a non-governmental organization based in Samarinda, East Kalimantan (Borneo Island) established in 1998 (bioma.or.id). BIOMA has a vision of "Sustainability of the functions and benefits of natural resources and environment for the sustainability of all creatures including human well being, especially local communities". To achieve this vision, BIOMA has a mission of "to promote the community’s awareness and participation and to support policies and efforts in the protection and sustainable use of natural resources and the environment as a gift of God Almighty".

BIOMA was founded by a group of young environmental activists in Samarinda (mostly graduated from the Faculty of Forestry, Mulawarman University) who concerned about the damages of the environment, especially forest resources in Kalimantan Island. Institutionally and personally, BIOMA has had adequate relevant experiences in the project implementation, community facilitation and assistance.

In the beginning of its establishment, BIOMA worked more on research in field of natural resources, but later they work with community in managing natural resources sustainably. Today BIOMA works with community in several villages in Kutai Kartanegara District and Malinau District, East Kalimantan Province. One village where BIOMA intensively working is Muara Siran Village, Kutai Kartanegara District. At the moment, BIOMA works in Muara Siran with limited resources without supports from external donor. However, they continue to work here because they consider that the village needs a continuous accompaniment to be able to develop their village by managing the natural resources sustainably.

In Muara Siran Village, BIOMA with the community established a community based organization, called LPSDA (literally means Village Institution for Natural Resources Management). This organization is a new organization consisted of members with low formal education background. The organization is comprised of representative of the villagers who are in charge of helping the village government in the management of natural resources in the village.
LPSDA needs to be capacitated in organizational management and business development. Eco-tourism is chosen as the main business activities in Muara Siran Village by the consideration the village has a unique landscape, the peat land with its ecosystem, and people living rely on the richness of nature.
The eco-tourism that is planned by BIOMA and LPSDA is not mass eco-tourism, but it is developed based on the capacity of the village and the environment, which is able to provide the economic and educational values to the society, and have to protect the environment.

The mission is to assist LPSDA and BIOMA in developing business plans in the field of eco-tourism. Eco tourism is a very prospective business for Muara Siran village, because this village has a unique environment. Places of interest offered includes peat land ecosystem, tidal lake, river ecosystems, wildlife, stilt houses over the river, daily life of the people, living as the local people, etc. In order to make the eco-tourism activities not to be catastrophic for the ecosystem and the community, it needs to be planned properly and wisely.
The community organization (LPSDA) does not yet have a detailed plan on how to manage ecotourism. This organization lacks sufficient knowledge about how to plan economic or business activities. Meanwhile, BIOMA as the assisting NGO also does not have the resources to do the capacity building. BIOMA believes if ecotourism is developed wisely in this village, it could be a source of income for the people and on the other hand the environment will be better preserved.
Support from various parties such as government, NGOs, volunteers to develop the concept and business of ecotourism is highly appreciated. Volunteer from Planète Urgence with the background on how to develop business plan with simple methods will greatly help LPSDA to run the organization in the future. With a good business plan, LPSDA will become easier in establishing cooperation with other parties.

The mission should cover the technical assistance on business plan of eco-tourism of the village. This include:
? Sharing overview about eco-tourism
? Participatory mapping of the potencies of eco-tourism
? Assisting the community organization (LPSDA) in Making business plan on eco-tourism development
? Assisting LPSDA in making Work plan/Action Plan.
? Other relevant subjects
BIOMA staffs will join the training, and after the training they will do follow up the training results together with LPSDA to develop the business plan in more detail.

Participants / Name: To be named

Participants / Number: 12

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

12 persons (10 from the Management of LPSDA and 2 BIOMA Staffs)
Participants from the LPSDA are villagers, mostly farmers with low educational background, with the age between 20 - 40 years old. Due to this background, the material of the training should be simple.
Two staffs of BIOMA will be assigned to join the training as well as to help the volunteer in organizing the training.

Participants / Training in the field request

The training will be addressed to the Board Members of LPSDA. In general their level of knowledge on the topic of “developing business plan” is very low. Most of them have never attended training on that topic, even for the other topic.
They also have lack of experience in managing business. The training should be delivered in a simple way.
Therefore, there will be 2 staffs of BIOMA will join the training. BIOMA staffs are graduated from university, and their role during the training is as the participants as well as helping the participants of LPSDA in the process of learning. By the end of the training BIOM Staffs will help LPSDA to follow up to detail the business plan.

Participants / Motivation

BIOMA as the assisting NGO to LPSDA (and Muara Siran Village) wants to develop Muara Siran village as a model of community based eco-tourism, especially for the peat land ecosystem.
Considering the local people are simple people with low background in formal education, the plan should be done wisely in order to minimize the negative impact to the environment.

Airport: Balikpapan [sepinggan]

Transfer to the mission site:

When the volunteer arrive in Balikpapan in the morning, he/she can proceed to Samarinda City by shuttle bus (3 hours).
If the volunteer arrives in the afternoon, he/she should stay overnight in Balikpapan. We will book a room in Hakaya hotel (located near the Airport). PU Indonesia will arrange the hotel and the airport transfer. The next day, the volunteer will proceed to Samarinda, 3 hours by shuttle bus. We will send information clearly how to go to Samarinda by shuttle bus.
After arriving in Samarinda, the volunteer will meet Planète Urgence Indonesia and BIOMA for briefing session. Then BIOMA will host and organize the volunteer mission, including how to go to and where to stay in the village. The volunteer will stay one night in Samarinda before going to the village.
The next day, the volunteer leave Samarinda to go to Muara Siran Village with BIOMA staffs. This travel time will be around 4 hours by car (including take a rest). The road mostly is good, but there are some sections with dirty road. After travelling by car, the travel will be continued by a motor boat for about 20 minutes through river way. Life vest will be provided for this travel.

Accommodation & food:

Transit in Balikpapan City will be in Hakaya Plaza Hotel (www.hakayaplazahotel.com)
Transit in Samarinda, place to stay: a budget hotel, a clean standard hotel.
In Muara Siran Village, the volunteer will stay in a family house (the house of the Village’s head). The condition of place of stay:
? private room with electric fan (during night time)
? Mosquito net is provided
? Shared bath room (no shower, but taking bath style [mandi]), water closed.
Meal during the mission will be organized by BIOMA. The staple food is rice with the dishes of chicken, fish, and sometimes beef. Indonesian used a lot spices for cooking. For the volunteer, the host will provide less spicy food.

Means:

The equipment and material available: whiteboard and board marker, electricity during night time (from 6pm to 6am), telephone and SMS but internet connection is poor, LCD projector (if needed).

Logistics:

The mission will be conducted in Muara Siran Village, and BIOMA in general will organize the mission.
? The training will be conducted in the Village Office where the participants sitting on the chairs. Whiteboard and markers, flipchart are available.
? Before training in the village there will be general briefing from Planète Urgence Indonesia and BIOMA in the first day the volunteer arrives in Samarinda City. Likewise, the day before leaving Samarinda, there will be debriefing session held in Samarinda.
? The training in the village will be 4 days in week 1 and another 4 days in the week 2. In general the schedule of the training is from 9 am to 3 pm. In the first day the volunteer will make agreement with the participants on the training schedule.
? There will be site visit session as part of the activity of participatory mapping on the ecotourism development.
? Sunday is free day, and the volunteer could explore the village environment (river, lake, peat land, forest) accompanied by BIOMA Staff.
? The volunteer will stay near the training venue (5 minutes walking distance),
? Due to the participants don’t speak English; a translator will be assigned to translate the session of the training.

Comment:

The volunteer should have background in organization management, skill of facilitation, and speaks English.
Samarinda City is a hot place and humid, as well as Muara Siran Village, so prepare to bring light clothes. In general, there are two seasons in a year, I.e. rainy season (October - April) and dry season (May to September), but recently the weather cannot be predicted. Bring a folding umbrella (or light raincoat) is a good idea.

No2234 | Indonesia | Computing | PNP - Perkumpulan Nurani Perempuan

Optimising IT to improve the data management and digital storage

The mission is to support the capacity of the PNP’s staffs in using IT for information, education, documentation, and communication of the organisation. The objectives of the mission is to improve the capacity of the relevant staffs in: ? Database development by using Excel ? Digital documentation/storage for NGO activities

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Perkumpulan Nurani Perempuan (PNP) - literally means ‘association of women conscience’ - was founded by 5 women activists in East Kalimantan, to promote the rights of women, especially from Dayak ethnic group. Dayak ethnic group is the indigenous inhabitants of Kalimantan Island (Borneo) but their existence in the island is marginalised as a result of rapid economic growth. PNP started its activities in 1998 then formalised in 1999.
PNP was formed because the founders had a deep concern(s) on the fate of Dayak Women, who suffered from marginalization, subordination, stereotyping, double burden in family life, and even become the victim of violence. PNP raised the issue of fighting for women's rights, and by empowering women PNP hope that the position of women in society life can be lifted.
From 2000 to 2013 PNP was supported by Cordaid Netherlands to implement the women empowerment program in 4 districts in East Kalimantan Province. From the program supported by Cordaid, PNP facilitated the formation of “credit union” and “Dayak women association”. The credit union runs business of micro credit among the members, and the “Dayak women association” become a media for women capacity building.

Today, the main activity of PNP consisted of: (1) assisting the management of credit union; (2) capacity building of women group, and (3) environmental and cultural conservation.
The members of the credit union is growing up to more than 5000 members (about 80 % of them are women) with the fund managed of more than IDR 50 billion (equal to Euro 3,500,000.00)

Organisationally, PNP is still “young” and need assistance. This year, PNP face challenge from internal and external. Internally the founder and the Executive Director passed away last year, and the appointed Director, Ms. Martha Doq feels of having limited experience in managing the organisation. The background of Ms. Martha is finance management. Meanwhile the external situation of worsening economic situation also affects the business of micro credit managed by the Credit Union. Many members could not pay their loan in time due their income significantly declined.
PNP has significantly implemented programs and activities with the community, but the written documents are only limited, and often can not be found easily due to bad system of archiving. On the other hand, PNP who play as controlling body of the Credit Union (cooperative of micro-credit) that manage quite big amount of money, needs a simple ‘excel tool’ to monitor the credit performance regularly.

In order to maintain the organization (association) of PNP and to sustain the activity of the women empowerment, PNP wants to capacitate the human resources to be able to use IT (computer, simple software, spread sheet) practically in organising documents of the programs in the field.

One of the missions that is considered as important is “Optimising IT for database development and documentation for Non Governmental Organisation (NGO)”. This includes; basic of digital storage (or digital library), computer-based documentation, database development, the use of excel for monitoring micro-credit program.

The mission is expected to help the association in developing tools and user-friendly documentation systems, which is in turn will be used for promotion and marketing.

The mission should cover the main topics of the use of IT:
• Computer based documentation/digital storage / digital library
• Database management including by using Excel

The training method will be preferably interactive by using hands-on experience approach. The training schedule will be flexible but, in general can be conducted during office hour

Participants / Name: Ignacuis Hanyang, Patricia, Martha, to be name

Participants / Number: 4

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

2 staffs, and could be added to other 2 from the Credit Union

Participants are 4 (1 men and 3 women), with the age between 20 and 45 years old.Two participants from the Credit Union (graduated from High School) will join the mission of database development depend on the content of the training prepared by the volunteer.

Participants / Training in the field request

Three are graduated from a college/ university, and one from high school.

Participants / Motivation

PNP is one of few organisations in East Kalimantan that is promoting women rights - especially of the Dayak ethnic group. They want to be visible as an organisation with a clear vision and mission. And by using proper IT, they can manage organisation effectively, and they hope their existence become more visible.

Airport: Balikpapan [sepinggan]

Transfer to the mission site:

Via Balikpapan Airport

Should the volunteer arrives at the afternoon, they should stay overnight in Balikpapan in Hakaya hotel near the airport. PU Indonesia will arrange the hotel and the airport transfer.

The next day, the volunteer proceed to Samarinda (3 hours by car) to meet Planete Urgence and PNP.

Accommodation & food:

In Balikpapan, the hotel Hakaya hotel. Located in the compound of the Balikpapan Airport. Hakaya Hotel is a four star hotel with international standard of services.

In Samarinda, the volunteer will stay in Palm Garden Guest House, Samarinda, located in the city centre of Samarinda. The Guest Houses is clean with good services (based on traveller review, in average more than 8.5/10 - except the food because they don’t provide food).

Means:

In the office of PNP in Samarinda: whiteboard and board marker, electricity, internet connection (by using wifi in the office, and SIM Card outside the office), LCD projector

Logistics:

PNP will organise the volunteer mission by arranging the place to stay, the transportation, the training organisation, and the food for the volunteer.
? The accommodation of the volunteer is in a guest house, located in the city centre of Samarinda, close to business centre, and about 2.5 km from the PNP office.
? PNP will organise motorcycle to pick up and drop the volunteer from/to the Guest House and the PNP Office. It is safe road from the guest house and the PNO office.
? Breakfast is not included in the Guest House, so PNP will organise the breakfast and lunch of the volunteer. For the dinner, PNP staff will show the recommended places to eat nearby the guest house. The Guest house also located near a big shopping mall, where the volunteer have a lot of choices for eating.
? For the training that will be conducted in the PNP office (about 3 hours per day, can be in the morning or afternoon). There will be a translator provided during the mission.
? The mission will be conducted in two weeks (Monday to Friday, a half-day in Saturday, and Sunday is free day.

Comment:

The volunteer should have background in IT, advance spread sheet (excel), knowledge of filing/Archie, and speak English.

Samarinda is a hot city (temperature), so prepare to bring light clothes. In general, there are two seasons in a year rainy season (October - April) and dry season (May to September), but recently the weather can not be predicted. Bringing a small folding umbrella is a good idea. But if not, we can buy easily in Samarinda (if needed).

No2239 | Indonesia | Management | Lembaga Adat Wehea (LAW)

To improve the capacity of Lembaga Adat Wehea (LAW)

The mission in improvement of management of customary organization is intended to support the capacity improvement of the LAW’s Board of Management in managing organization in general. Specifically, the mission are expected to help the Board of Management of LAW in completing organizational management tools

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Wehea is one of sub-ethnics of “Dayak” (the indigenous people of Kalimantan Island, and currently there are six remaining villages of Wehea. The six Dayak Wehea villages with the population of about 2,000 people, have lived for generations for hundreds of years in this area. Wehea Dayak community traditionally lives depend on natural resources. Forests are home as well as their livelihood. In 1970s there was transmigration program from the central government in this area, so this area became open and as many people from outside started to come the area. Changes took place quickly in this area, and a lot of deforestation. These groups of local immigrants have been developing their lives very fast, and the local indigenous people remain the same.

Lembaga Adat Wehea (LAW) was formed some decades ago by the community leaders and traditional elders to preserve traditional culture of Dayak Wehea in the situation of plural society. It is cultural association which is not legally registered but respected by the community and the local governments. Initially, the organization works focused in the field of cultural preservation. As they found that the forest which is an important part of their lives is dramatically threatened by unsustainable logging activities and the extension of the palm oil plantation, they decided to work on the environmental conservation by declaring the wehea rainforest as the conserved forest. Wehea forest is one of the remaining primary tropical forests in East Kalimantan covers an area of 38,000 hectares. Lembaga Adat Wehea supported by some NGOs protected forest from illegal logging and forest encroacher. The forest now gain the status of “protected forest” from the government of Indonesia.

To support these activities, LAW built cooperation with other agencies (international and local NGOs) and the local Government to recruit and hire forest rangers to protect the forest from encroachment. LAW also manages eco-tourism program activities in the Wehea Forest as part of the income generation of the organization. Today the external supports are gradually decreased and the organization is struggling how to get support to pay the forest rangers in the future.

The main activities of the association are (1) preserving the culture and tradition of Dayak Wehea, (2)guarding the Wehea Protected Forest by hiring rangers, (3) Managing eco-tourism (there are about 200 guests in 2016, all are from abroad), (4) Managing cooperative (saving and loans, and crude palm oil transportation service), (5) Setting up the Wehea Forest as nursery centre of tropical forest. The only remaining source of income to sustain the organization comes from the eco-tourism program and the cooperative members.

The direct beneficiaries of the programmes are 5 staffs in the main office. However, the improvement of organization management will give indirect benefit for the whole dayak community in the 6 villages or about 2000 people.

Though it was created since decades ago, the association of LAW still needs an assistance to sustain its organization. This is due to the low capacity of the staffs members on the organization management. Except for the head of the association and the secretary, most of the staff’s members graduated from elementary to senior high schools. The indigenous marginalization in the area has the impact of low access to the formal education. The association consisted of Board of trustees and members. The Board assigns 5 members to be the executive of to manage the daily activities of the organization. But in fact not all of the assigned staffs work properly. Only 2 staffs work full time, while the other only comes when they are called for meeting or other purposes. Job division is not effective, and almost all administration done by one person (the secretary as well as treasures).

The mission is expected to help the association in developing instrument of organization in order to improve the organization management.

There are three main activities to be conducted during the mission which are:
- To assist the staff of LAW to conduct an assessment of the current organization practice. It will identify the current practice of the daily management, the current practice of the HR, finance, and admin management, as well as to identify the existing admin, HR, and finance document.
- To assist the staffs of LAW in developing the more effective management tools (recommendation for new regulation, procedure, etc)
- To deliver a group training for the staff on the organizational management.

Participants / Name:

Participants / Number: 5

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

Participants are 3 men and 2 women, with the age between 30 to 60 years old. Two are graduated from college/university, the others are graduated from Secondary school and High School

Participants / Training in the field request

The trainees never received a training on that particular field.

Participants / Motivation

LAW’s Board of Management is motivated to capacitate themselves with various knowledge and skill to develop the organization. This time is very much relevant for them to improve their capacity as a long partner of the organization (TNC - the Nature Conservancy) have already ended their formal support.
Any help and assistant from of the parties are welcome.

Airport: Berau

Transfer to the mission site:

The volunteer will be picked up by the LAW staff if he/she arrives in the day time. If the volunteer arrives in the afternoon, they should stay overnight in Berau (Mitra Hotel in Tanjung Redeb, Berau) near the airport. The next day, the LAW staff will pick up in the hotel to proceed to Muara Wahau. The travel time from Berau to Muara Wahau is between 5 to 6 hours by car.

Accommodation & food:

In Tanjung Redeb (capital city of Berau District), Mitra Hotel, Tanjung Redeb
In Muara Wahau village, the volunteer will stay in the guest house of LAW. It is very basic but has a private room, electricity, shared toilet, and kitchen. The office is next to the guest house. There is internet at the office of the association.

Means:

In the main office in Muara Wahau: whiteboard and board marker, electricity, internet connection (by internet using SIM Card), LCD projector

Logistics:

The training will be done in the LAW office in Muara Wahau village. In general there will two types of intervention during the missions which are general training and intensive training.
- The first week of the mission will be dedicated for the intensive training attended by certain key person on the operational management (chief, secretary, treasure). The participant will be depended on the topic of the training. There will be more in depth interview with the staffs to enable the volunteer to assess the organization situation on the HR, administration, and finance management. The volunteer will also assist the management team to evaluate their procedure and practices.
- The second week will be for group training to all staffs and then the schedule should be conducted upon the availability of the participants because they have to manage their time between their economic activity and organizational activity. The training hours will be 3 hours per day, however, the schedule should be fixed at the beginning of the mission. A translator will be provided during the formal training because most of the participants do not speak English fluently. The training will be done to transfer the general knowledge and skills to most of the staff members.

Comment:

The volunteer should have background in project management and speaks English.
Besides the required technical capacity and related education background, the volunteer should be physically healthy for long land trips by vehicle and bumpy road and quite hot climate.

No2244 | Indonesia | Organisational development | BIOMA Foundation

To build the capacity of a community organization in managing their organization

This volunteer mission is about the Organizational Management to a newly established community-based organization. The contents of this training in general are about the organization and community organization, basic organization administration, organizational chart, developing job description, and making work plan.

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Yayasan BIOMA (BIOMA Foundation, simply called as BIOMA) is a non-governmental organization based in Samarinda, East Kalimantan (Borneo Island) established in 1998 (bioma.or.id). BIOMA has a vision of "Sustainability of the functions and benefits of natural resources and environment for the sustainability of all creatures including human well being, especially local communities". To achieve this vision, BIOMA has a mission of "to promote the community’s awareness and participation and to support policies and efforts in the protection and sustainable use of natural resources and the environment as a gift of God Almighty".

BIOMA was founded by a group of young environmental activists in Samarinda (mostly graduated from the Faculty of Forestry, Mulawarman University) who concerned about the damages of the environment, especially forest resources in Kalimantan Island. Institutionally and personally, BIOMA has had adequate relevant experiences in the project implementation, community facilitation and assistance.

In the beginning of its establishment, BIOMA worked more on research in field of natural resources, but later they work with community in managing natural resources sustainably. Today BIOMA works with community in several villages in Kutai Kartanegara District and Malinau District, East Kalimantan Province. One village where BIOMA intensively working is Muara Siran Village, Kutai Kartanegara District. At the moment, BIOMA works in Muara Siran with limited resources without supports from external donor. However, they continue to work here because they consider that the village needs a continuous accompaniment to be able to develop their village by managing the natural resources sustainably.

In Muara Siran Village, BIOMA with the community established a community based organization, called LPSDA (literally means Village Institution for Natural Resources Management). This new organization is consisted of members with low formal education background. The organization is comprised of representative of the villagers who are in charge of helping the village government in the management of natural resources in the village. As a new institution, LPSDA needs to learn about basic management such as basic administration, how to make organizational charts, job descriptions, and other relevant knowledge.

The mission is aimed to improve the capacity of the Management Board members of LPSDA in managing their new organization. The position of LPSDA in village development is quite strategic, but their capacity is now very low. They need support from other parties (NGO, expert, volunteer, government, etc) to enable them to manage the organization properly.
Based on the education background, most of them are graduated from Junior High school and Senior High school. Furthermore, considering they live in a quite remote village, they are also lack of experience. Capacity building activity is truly relevant for their situation.
BIOMA as the assisting NGO has several plans to capacitate the organization (LPSDA) but at the moment they don’t have enough resources to do the activities. The volunteer mission from Planète Urgence in organisational management is welcome and will suit with the long-term plan of BIOMA in developing the village of Muara Siran.
After the mission completed, it is expected that the Board members of LPSDA Muara Siran will have basic knowledge and skill in managing the operation of the organization, particularly organization administration, making work plan, and developing job description.

The mission should cover the main topics of management of organization:
? Basic administration of the organization
? Developing Organizational Chart (organization structure)
? Developing organization plan (Work plan)
? Developing job description of staff
By the end of the mission, the organization will be able to use the tools and the procedures learned during the training to improve their organization by themselves. BIOMA as the assisting NGO will assist them to do this work.

Participants / Name: To be named

Participants / Number: 12

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

12 persons (10 from the Management of LPSDA and 2 BIOMA Staffs)
Participants from the LPSDA are villagers, mostly farmers with low educational background, with the age between 20 - 40 years old. Due to this background, the material of the training should be simple.
Two staffs of BIOMA will be assigned to join the training as well as to help the volunteer in organizing the training.

Participants / Training in the field request

The training will be addressed to the Board Members of LPSDA. In general their level of knowledge on the topic of “organizational management” is very low. Most of them have never attended training on that topic, even for the other topic.
They also have lack of experience in ruling an organization. The training should be delivered in a simple way.
Therefore, there will be 2 staffs of BIOMA will join the training. BIOMA staffs are graduated from university, and their role during the training is as the participants as well as helping the participants of LPSDA in the process of learning.

Participants / Motivation

BIOMA as the assisting NGO to LPSDA (and Muara Siran Village) want to develop Muara Siran village as a self-sufficient village that could plan and manage the village resources sustainably in order to improve the quality of life of the people.
Strengthening LPSDA will eventually strengthen the village in achieving their objective.

Airport: Balikpapan [sepinggan]

Transfer to the mission site:

When the volunteer arrives in Balikpapan in the morning, he/she can proceed to Samarinda City by shuttle bus (3 hours).
If the volunteer arrives in the afternoon, he/she should stay overnight in Balikpapan. We will book a room in Hakaya hotel (located near the Airport). PU Indonesia will arrange the hotel and the airport transfer. The next day, the volunteer will proceed to Samarinda, 3 hours by shuttle bus. We will send information clearly how to go to Samarinda by shuttle bus.
After arrive in Samarinda, the volunteer will meet Planète Urgence Indonesia and BIOMA for briefing session. Then BIOMA will host and organize the volunteer mission, including how to go to and where to stay in the village. The volunteer will stay one night in Samarinda before going to the village.
The next day, BIOMA will accompany the volunteer to go to Muara Siran Village. This travel time will be around 4 hours by car (including take a rest). The road mostly is good, but there are some sections with dirty road. After travelling by car, the travel will be continued by a motor boat for about 20 minutes through river way. Life vest will be provided for this travel.

Accommodation & food:

Transit in Balikpapan City will be in Hakaya Plaza Hotel (www.hakayaplazahotel.com)
Transit in Samarinda, place to stay: a budget hotel, a clean standard hotel.
In Muara Siran Village, the volunteer will stay in a family house (the house of the Village’s head). The condition of place of stay:
? private room with electric fan (during night time)
? Mosquito net is provided
? Shared bath room (no shower, but taking bath style [mandi]), water closed.
Meal during the mission will be organized by BIOMA. The staple food is rice with the dishes of chicken, fish, and sometimes beef. Indonesian used a lot spices for cooking. For the volunteer, the host will provide less spicy food.

Means:

The equipment and material available: whiteboard and board marker, electricity during night time (from 6pm to 6am), telephone and SMS but internet connection is poor, LCD projector (if needed).

Logistics:

The mission will be conducted in Muara Siran Village, and BIOMA in general will organize the mission.
? The training will be conducted in the Village Office where the participants sitting on the chairs. Whiteboard and markers, flipchart are available.
? Before training in the village there will be general briefing from Planète Urgence Indonesia and BIOMA in the first day the volunteer arrive in Samarinda City. Likewise, the day before leaving Samarinda, there will be debriefing session held in Samarinda.
? The training in the village will be 4 days in week 1 and another 4 days in the week 2. In general the schedule of the training is from 9 am to 3 pm. In the first day the volunteer will make agreement with the participants on the training schedule.
? Sunday is free day, and the volunteer could explore the village environment (river, lake, peat land, forest) accompanied by BIOMA Staff.
? The volunteer will stay near the training venue (5 minutes walking distance),
? Due to the participants don’t speak English; a translator will be assigned to translate the session of the training.

Comment:

The volunteer should have background in organization management, skill of facilitation, and speaks English.
Samarinda City is a hot place and humid, as well as Muara Siran Village, so prepare to bring light clothes. In general, there are two seasons in a year, I.e. rainy season (October - April) and dry season (May to September), but recently the weather cannot be predicted. Bring a folding umbrella (or light raincoat) is a good idea.

No2266 | Indonesia | Web | PNP - Perkumpulan Nurani Perempuan

Training on Website Development

The mission is to support PNP in creating website and capacitate the staff in developing website. Today, PNP doesn’t have official website so they are less visible to donor and other organisation. The content of the mission will include: ? Website creation for the organization ? Website management: ? web maintenance ? feeding the web content ? responding the enquiries of the visitor ? How to optimize the website The training is intended for two staffs but it is possible to add one more when PNP recruits a new staff member.

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HistoryObjectivesVolunteer interventionMissionParticipants

PerkumpulanNuraniPerempuan(PNP) - literally means ‘association of women conscience’ - was founded by 5 women activists in East Kalimantan, to promote the rights of women, especially from Dayakethnic group. Dayakethnic group is the indigenous inhabitants of Kalimantan Island (Borneo) but their existence in the island is marginalised as a result of rapid economic growth. PNP started its activities in 1998 then formalised in 1999.

PNP was formed because the founders had a deep concern(s) on the fate of DayakWomen, who suffered from marginalization, subordination, stereotyping, double burden in family life, and even become the victim of violence. PNP raised the issue of fighting for women's rights, and by empowering women PNP hope that the position of women in society life can be lifted.

From 2000 to 2013 PNP was supported by CordaidNetherlands to implement the women empowerment program in 4 districts in East Kalimantan Province. From the program supported by Cordaid, PNP facilitated the formation of “credit union” and “Dayak women association”. The credit union runs business of micro credit among the members, and the “Dayak women association” become a media for women capacity building.

Today, the main activity of PNP consisted of: (1) assisting the management of credit union; (2) capacity building of women group, and (3) environmental and cultural conservation.
The members of the credit union is growing up to more than 5000 members (about 80 % of them are women) with the fund managed of more than IDR 50 billion (equal to Euro 3,500,000.00)

Organizationally, PNP is still “young” and need assistance. This year, PNP face challenge from internal and external. Internally the founder and the Executive Director passed away last year, and the newly appointed Director, Ms. Martha Doq feels of having limited experience in managing the organisation. The background of Ms. Martha is finance management. Meanwhile the external situation of worsening economic situation also affects the business of micro credit managed by the Credit Union. Many members could not pay their loan in time due their income significantly declined.

PNP has significantly implemented programs and activities with the community, but they are not visible to international agencies, potential partners, national NGOs since they don’t have website. In the past time they tried to develop a blog, but due to lack of human resources, the blog is out of date and only become a static information.
In this information era, a website is a must for any organisation if the organisation wants to grow, building networking, and survive. PNP also needs it! By having an appropriate website with a good management, PNP expects to become more visible and have more partners to work.

Today PNP does not yet have a website, but only a blog, but the existing blog is not updated. PNP wants to develop its own website in order to develop network and organisational promotion. Currently PNP does not have staff that is skilful on web development, but in general PNP staffs are computer literate.

Volunteers who give assistance on how to develop a website will help PNP in creating the website. By end of the mission, PNP at least have a draft of a website to be developed further by its staff to become an official website. The website should be simple with a good design; updated regularly; maintained; and to be used the organizational promotion.
The objectives of the mission are: (1) to Assist PNP creating organisational website, and (2) to enable PNP staffs in developing their organisation’s website.

The mission should cover the improvement of organization’s performance on internet, and the topic of mission will include:
? Assisting PNP to create organisation’s website
? Train the staff for website management (web maintenance, feed the content, responding the enquiries of the visitor)
? How to optimize the website

The method of the mission will be preferably interactive and participatory by promoting hands-on experience. The training schedule will be flexible but, in general can be conducted during office hour.

Participants / Name: To be named

Participants / Number: 5

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

2 staffs, and could be added to other 2 more staffs.

The 2 participants are 1 man (32 yo), and 1 woman, 45 (yo). The man is graduated from a university (Information Systems), and the woman is graduated from a high school. The participants understand English very limited. A translator will be hired for the mission.

The other 2 or 3 participants will be recruited from other NGOs who are interested to the given topic.

Participants / Training in the field request

One participant (the man) is quite skilful in using computer since he is graduated from information systems, and he has joined trainings on computer’s things but not specific for web development/web creation. The other participant (the woman) is computer literate but not very skillful in information technology.

Participants / Motivation

PNP is one of few organizations in East Kalimantan that is promoting women rights - especially of the Dayak ethnic group. They want to be visible as an organization with a clear vision and mission. And by having good website, they can promote the organization better, which is in turn will get support from many parties.

Airport: Balikpapan [sepinggan]

Transfer to the mission site:

Via Balikpapan Airport

Should the volunteer arrive at the afternoon, he/she should stay overnight in Balikpapan in Hakaya hotel near the airport. Partner or PU Indonesia will arrange the hotel and the airport transfer.
The next day, the volunteer proceed to Samarinda (3 hours by shuttle bus) to meet PlanèteUrgence and PNP.
If the flight of the volunteer is in the morning, he/she will proceed to Samarinda in the same day. Note: there is a direct flight from Singapore to Balikpapan by Silk Air (group of Singapore Airline) arrive in Balikpapan in the morning, but they fly 3 times a week.

Accommodation & food:

In Balikpapan, the hotel is Hakaya hotel (www.hakayaplazahotel.com), located in the compound of the Balikpapan Airport. Hakaya Hotel is a four star hotel with international standard of services.
In Samarinda, the volunteer will stay in Mesra Hotel (http://www.hotelmesra.com). Mesra Hotel is a good place to stay, located in the city centre of Samarinda.

Means:

In the office of PNP in Samarinda: whiteboard and board marker, electricity, internet connection (by using wifi in the office, and SIM Card outside the office), digital camera, LCD projector. Aside from these, PNP has sufficient enough photo documents and video documents that could be used for the web contents.

Logistics:

PNP will organize the volunteer mission by arranging the place to stay, the transportation, the training organization, and the food for the volunteer.

The accommodation of the volunteer is a convenient hotel (Mesra Hotel, located in the city centre of Samarinda, close to a business centre, and about 2.5 km from the PNP office.

PNP will organize motorcycle to pick up and drop the volunteer from/to the Guest House and the PNP Office. It is safe road from the Hotel to the PNP office, both driver and passenger (volunteer) will wear standard helmets.

Breakfast is included in the Hotel room. For the dinner, PNP staff will show the recommended places to eat nearby the Hotel. The Hotel also located near a big shopping mall, where the volunteer have a lot of choices for eating.

For the training that will be conducted in the PNP office (about 6 hours per day, 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon). There will be a translator provided during the mission, at least during in the crucial sessions.

The mission will be conducted in two weeks (Monday to Friday, a half-day in Saturday, and Sunday is free day.

Comment:

The volunteer should have background in IT, web development, internet tricks, and speak English.

Samarinda is a hot city (temperature), so prepare to bring light clothes. In general, there are two seasons in a year rainy season (October - April) and dry season (May to September), but recently the weather can not be predicted. Bringing a small folding umbrella is a good idea. But if not, we can buy easily in Samarinda (if needed).

No2246 | Indonesia | Web | BIOMA Foundation

Training on Website Management

Training on Website Management is purposed to improve the capacity of BIOMA Staffs in managing the organisation’s website. The content of the training includes (but not limited to): introduction to website and communication strategy, website management (development and maintenance), other relevant technical skills (how to use SEO - search engine optimizer, how to increase web traffic/visitor, how to make link with other relevant websites, monitoring number of visitors, etc.); Interactive page with audience; Integration of website with social media.

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HistoryObjectivesVolunteer interventionMissionParticipants

Yayasan BIOMA (BIOMA Foundation, simply called as BIOMA) is a non-governmental organization based in Samarinda, East Kalimantan (Borneo Island) established in 1998 (bioma.or.id). BIOMA has a vision of "Sustainability of the functions and benefits of natural resources and environment for the sustainability of all creatures including human well being, especially local communities". To achieve this vision, BIOMA has a mission of "to promote the community’s awareness and participation and to support policies and efforts in the protection and sustainable use of natural resources and the environment as a gift of God Almighty".

BIOMA was founded by a group of young environmental activists in Samarinda (mostly graduated from the Faculty of Forestry, Mulawarman University) who concerned about the damages of the environment, especially forest resources in Kalimantan Island. Institutionally and personally, BIOMA has had adequate relevant experiences in the project implementation, community facilitation and assistance.

In the beginning of its establishment, BIOMA worked more on research in field of natural resources, but later they work with community in managing natural resources sustainably. Today BIOMA works with community in several villages in Kutai Kartanegara District and Malinau District, East Kalimantan Province.

The ongoing project by BIOMA undertaken is The Institutional Support for Muara Siran Village Community, Kartanegara District in management of natural resources. BIOMA assists the village government and community groups in how to develop village planning within the perspective of natural resource management wisely. This project still needs supports from various parties, such as government and non government organisations. In North Kalimantan Province, BIOMA together with a project consortium implements the project of Solar Powered Renewable Energy Projects to supply electricity and Increase community’s welfare in remote areas in Malinau District.
The projects that have been completed by the organisation are generally related to the management of forest and environmental resources, among other things: Forest Carbon Conservation Project, Development of Peat land Conservation and Restoration in the Middle part of Mahakam River Region, Adoption of Conservation and Forest Management Model by Local Communities as an Alternative Economic Activities for the Local Community.
BIOMA currently has 5 full time staffs and more than 5 persons of part time staffs, depend on the needs of the organization. BIOMA has an office in Samarinda. The atmosphere of the office is quite dynamic because it becomes a place for discussions on current social issues and place for social gatherings for the NGO activists in Samarinda.
BIOMA has clear work division by organization’s structure, in which the Board of Executive is separated from the Board of Trustees. The current executive director is Mr. Aspian Noor, and in his work he is supported by a Vice Director, a Secretary, an Administrative and Finance Officer, a Program Officer, and a Communication Officer. Others staffs work on call basis.
BIOMA already has a website (bioma.or.id) but only in Indonesian language. There are staffs who regularly update the content of the website but BIOMA feels that the existing website needs to be better managed in order to provide greater benefits to the organization.

BIOMA already has a website and have gotten benefits from it for organizational promotion, program advocacy, and other communication activities. Website is now generally become the most effective and powerful tool for communication. The existing website is managed and updated regularly, but all contents are still in Bahasa Indonesia. The web presentation remains the same from time to time, and they feel their web is not attractive and need to be improved.
BIOMA has 2 staffs assigned specifically to maintain and to update the content of the web regularly, but it is done in simple way because of the limitation on technical skills. In the process of updating, there is no prior verification or check from the Management so that sometimes there are mistakes, incomplete contents, etc.
Websites and the internet are the most effective and powerful communication tools for reaching broader audiences. BIOMA realizes if they have to reach the target of the international community, because the issues that are working cannot be separated from international environmental issues.
Today, the organization needs to improve the lay out and content of the website and use the internet tool to manage the website properly. The staffs assigned by BIOMA currently have limited technical skills on internet, so the mission on website management/development is highly relevant and suits to the needs of the organization.
In addition, BIOMA wants to have a website in English so that the volunteer missions are expected to help the organizations in creating pages in English.

The mission should cover the improvement of knowledge and technical skill on website management of BIOMA staffs, which is in turn, will improve the organization’s web performance. The mission is expected to include:
? Introduction to website and communication strategy
? Website development and maintenance
? Improving design and lay out
? Improvement of web presentation.
? Other relevant technical skills (how to use SEO - search engine optimizer, how to increase web visitor, make link with other relevant website, monitoring number of visitors)
? Interactive page with audience
? Integration of website with social media
The method of the mission will be preferably interactive and promoting hands-on experience. The training schedule will be flexible but, but in general can be conducted during office hour.

Participants / Name: To be named

Participants / Number: 2

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

Intensive training will be addressed to 2 staffs (Web master and communication officer)
The general training session will be for about 10 staffs (including the 2 staffs who join the intensive training). The management of BIOMA is so enthusiastic to use the opportunity of the mission to bring benefits for more staffs.
BIOMA staffs mostly are knowledgeable, since all of them graduated from university. They are young, motivated and generally computer and internet literate. Some of them are now attending master degree’s program in natural resources management.
The age range is between 20 - 40 years old.
All of them have basic skill on internet, but they want to develop their capacity on website management.

Participants / Training in the field request

Almost all of participant candidates are graduated from faculty of forestry. Some of them have attended training/course on GIS (geographic information system), spatial mapping, biodiversity, but not on website management/development.
Most of them don’t speak English (only very limited English), so there will be a translator hired for the training sessions.

Participants / Motivation

Organizationally, BIOMA is strongly motivated to become one of the leading NGO in East Kalimantan working on community based natural resources management. To support this goal, BIOMA needs to introduce their programs and activities to the broader audiences. Internet and website can be used as powerful tools for communicating the organization’s experiences.
They believe that a good website supported by communication and networking will make the organization more visible. A good visibility supported with experience of program implementation, will open many opportunities to set cooperation with various parties or organizations.
The capacity building of staffs who are in charge with website management is really needed and BIOMA would appreciate if there are PU’s volunteer missions to help them in field of web management or development.

Airport: Balikpapan [sepinggan]

Transfer to the mission site:

When the volunteer arrive in Balikpapan in the morning, he/she can proceed to Samarinda City by shuttle bus (3 hours).
If the volunteer arrives in the afternoon, he/she should stay overnight in Balikpapan. PU Indonesia will book a room in Hakaya hotel (located near the Airport). PU Indonesia will arrange the hotel and the airport transfer. The next day, the volunteer will proceed to Samarinda by shuttle bus (3 hours travel). We will send information in detail how to go to Samarinda by shuttle bus. PU Indonesia or BIOMA staf will pick up the volunteer at the Shuttle Bus station in Samarinda.
After arriving in Samarinda, the volunteer will meet Planète Urgence Indonesia and BIOMA for a briefing session. Then BIOMA will host and organize the volunteer mission.

Accommodation & food:

Transit in Balikpapan City will be in Hakaya Plaza Hotel (www.hakayaplazahotel.com)
Place to stay in Samarinda: a budget hotel, a clean standard hotel.
Meal during the mission will be organized by BIOMA. The staple food is rice with the dishes of chicken, fish, and sometimes beef. Indonesian used a lot spices for cooking. For the volunteer who don’t like spicy food, the host will provide less spicy food.
Transportation in Samarinda city will use motorcycle with helmet (for short distance), and taxi.

Means:

The equipment and material available: whiteboard and board marker, electricity, wi-fi internet, cellular phone network, LCD projector, and other standard training kit. BIOMA also have digital camera and videocam to be used for the training (if needed).
Url: bioma.or.id
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011080534439

Logistics:

The mission will be conducted in Samarinda City. In general the organization of the mission is as follow:
? The mission/training will be conducted in the BIOMA Office where standard training equipments are avilable (whiteboard, marker, LCD projector, flip chart).
? Before training there will be general briefing from Planète Urgence Indonesia and BIOMA in the first day the volunteer arrive in Samarinda City. Likewise, the day before leaving Samarinda, there will be debriefing session.
? The training will be 5 days in week 1 and another 4 days in the week 2. In general the schedule of the training is from 9 am to 3 pm. The session in Saturday is 9 - 12.The detail of the schedule will be discussed during the briefing. The training will be conducted in informal situation.
? Sunday is free day, and the volunteer could explore the City of Samarinda, accompanied by BIOMA Staff.
? The volunteer will stay in a budget hotel near the BIOMA Office. A BIOMA staff will be assigned to pick up and drop from the hotel to the office by using motorcycle.
? The training will be divided into two types; general training in about 2 days with participants of 10 persons, and the rest of time will be dedicated for intensive training (and practice) for 2 staffs who are responsible for website and communication.
Most of the participants don’t speak English well (they only speak very basic English), therefore, a translator will be hired for some crucial session.

Comment:

It is preferable if the volunteer have background in website management or website development.
Samarinda is a hot city (temperature), so we suggest the volunteer to bring light clothes. In general, there are two seasons in a year rainy season (October - April) and dry season (May to September), but recently the weather cannot be predicted.

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