Training Course on Empowering Women through Social, Economic, and Cultural Intevention
Monday, 21 March 2011 07:30

This Training is a cooperation between The Government of Indonesia and The Colombo Plan Secretariat. The purpose of the Course is to provide participants from The Colombo Plan member countries with an opportunity to update and upgrade relevant approach and knowledge of women empowerment through social, economic, and cultural intervention.

Family Planning program in Indonesia is directed to materialize a small, happy, and prosperous family (family which is economically prosperous and resilience). Since the beginning, family planning program of Indonesia has been focusing on 5 interventions 1) Delaying marriage through Adolescent Reproductive Health Program, 2) Fertility control through contraceptive service,3) Income generating program for family planning acceptors, 4) Parenting for children and adolescent, and 5) Family empowerment program for taking care of the aged people in the family.

 

Women empowerment and the improvement of women roles in the socio-economic activities mutually influence the number of children. The higher status of the woman will lead to the reduction number of children. The fewer number of children, the more opportunity to women to improve their socio-economic status. Therefore, family planning program in Indonesia is closely linked with women empowerment programs through economy, social and culture.

 

The training course which is organized by the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) of Indonesia is designed to share Indonesian experience with participants from various countries in improving women status through several activities at the grass-root level, and linked with women participation in family planning and reproductive health programs. This training program is the collaboration between the Government of Indonesia and the Colombo Plan.

 

2.1    TITLE

“Training Course on Empowering Women through Social, Economic and Cultural Intervention”

 

2.2    PURPOSE

The purpose of the training course is to provide participants from the Colombo Plan member countries with an opportunity to update and upgrade relevant approach and knowledge of women empowerment through social, economic and cultural intervention

 

2.3    OBJECTIVE

At the end of the training course, the participants are expected to have an understanding of the following:

  • The implementation of Population and Family Planning program to achieve small, happy, and prosperous family
  • Women Empowerment programs through family planning at the grass-root level  to materialize small, happy, and prosperous family.
  • Women activities group which organize women empowerment program at the grass-root level.

 

2.4    EXPECTED OUTPUT

Each participating country is expected to have improved knowledge of the relevant approach and knowledge of women empowerment through social, economic and cultural intervention

 

2.5    ORGANIZATION OF THE TRAINING

The Organizing Committee comprises the Colombo Plan Secretariat and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. The Government of the Republic of Indonesia designates Center for International Training and Collaboration – National Population and Family Planning Board, Indonesia as the implementing agency of the training course.

 

2.6    TRAINING ACTIVITY

The training course is a combination between class (70%) and field orientation (30%). Class orientation is designed to share with participants the philosophy, policy, strategy and main activities of family planning and women empowerment in Indonesia including case study. While through field visit, the participants are given opportunity to observe and will have discussion directly with community who manage the programs and with beneficiaries of the programs to see the benefit and constrains which they face in running the programs.

 

2.7    COUNTRY DATA AND INFORMATION SUPPORT

Since the participants will prepare and present country’s action plan, the participants are requested to bring the following materials:

 

a.      Country Report

Consist of introduction (including background and current situation), challenges, opportunities and program implementation.

b.      Quantitative data which are related with women empowerment on :

  • Demography
  • Family planning
  • Reproductive health
  • Maternal and infant health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Adolescent Reproductive Health, etc.

c.      Women Empowerment and FP/RH Program Information

  • Program Policies (Vision, Missions and Strategy)
  • Administrative arrangement, management and human resources issues (number of health workers, health facilities, etc).

 

2.8    DURATION AND VENUE

The duration of the training course will be 6 days and will be held from 30 May until 4 June 2011 implemented in Jakarta and West Java Province, Indonesia.

 

2.9    LANGUAGE

The training course will be conducted in English. Participants are expected to have good spoken and written command of English.

 

2.10  COUNTRY AND NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Ten selected countries of the Colombo Plan member countries namely: Afghanistan, Vietnam, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Bhutan and Nepal. Each government of the selected countries will be invited to nominate two candidates to be selected by Indonesian Government. There will be 10 (ten) persons selected to participate in the training course.

 

2.11 QUALIFICATION OF APPLICANTS

Applicants for the course should:

a.      be nominated by their respective Governments

b.      have at least a bachelor degree or have an equivalent level of academic background

c.       have at least three (3) years of actual working experience in the field of family planning and women empowerment

d.      have sufficient command of spoken and written English

e.      be preferably under forty five (45) years of age

f.        be in good health, both physically and mentally in order to complete the course (proven by medical record)

g.      not be pregnant

h.      not be serving in military

 

2.12  PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION

The National Focal Points of the Colombo Plan in each member country shall forward five (5) copies of the prescribed nomination letter and application form for each nominee through its diplomatic channel to the Colombo Plan Secretariat at the following address:

 

Secretary General

The Colombo Plan Secretariat
No. 31, Wijerama Road

PO Box 596

Colombo 07, Sri Lanka

(Attn : Director of PPA)

 

The nomination forms shall be received not later than 15th April 2011. The Colombo Plan Secretariat will inform the selected participants by 30th April 2011.

 

2.13  TENTATIVE PROGRAM

The Tentative Program is attached.

 

2.14  CERTIFICATE

Each participant who has fully attended the training will be awarded a certificate of participation and achievement.

2.15  FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS

Each participant from the Colombo Plan member countries will receive:

1.         The most direct and economic round trip international economy class air tickets from the capital city of the Colombo Plan member countries

2.         Per diem in the amount of 20 USD$

3.         All participants will be housed in hotel/guest house with a single occupancy.

4.         Health insurance covering only the accidents or diseases occurred during the training course in the period from 30 May to 4 June 2011. It will not cover the chronic diseases hold by the participants before their leave for the training course

5.         Local transportation consist of the airport transportation cost and all local transportation cost related with the implementation of the training course

 

2.16  ENTRY FORMALITIES

Participants from countries that require valid visas to Indonesia should obtain the visa from the Indonesian Embassies or Consulates in their respective countries. The participants are advised to consult the Indonesian Embassies or Consulates in their respective countries on matters related to visa. Passport should be valid at least 6 (six) months from the date of the participants’ arrival in Indonesia. The Colombo Plan and the Government of Indonesia will not bear expenses relating to visa fees and passport issuance. They should be borne by the participants or the participating governments.

Participant should also carry a copy of the acceptance letter, which will show that the visa will be provided. The availability of this document is important since the airlines may require this document to the participants to be boarded on the plane. For further information the participants should consult the Indonesian Embassies.

 

2.17  CUSTOMS

The customs authorities will allow a maximum of two liters of alcoholic beverages, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 grams of tobacco and a reasonable amount of perfume per adult on entry to Indonesia. They must be declared to the customs.

 

2.18  CURRENCY REGULATION

There is no restriction on import of foreign currencies and travelers checks.

 

2.19  HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Indonesia has no vaccination requirements except for persons who are from, or who have been in transit at, a yellow fever endemic zone. A valid yellow fever certificate is therefore mandatory for all persons arriving by air, sea or land who:

•   has been in yellow fever infected area (even in transit) within the last six days or;

•  has come by an aircraft which has passed through a yellow fever infected area and has not been disinfected in accordance with the procedures and formulation laid down in Schedule VI of the Aircraft (Public Health) Rules 1954 or those recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). A yellow fever certificate becomes valid ten days after the date of vaccination. A person arriving in Indonesia who is required to possess a yellow fever vaccination certificate and cannot show a valid vaccination certificate will not be granted a stay for period of up to six days. Health insurance will be provided for each participant for the duration of the course.

 

2.20  DRESS CODE

Dress is normally casual in Indonesia and light clothing is advisable for the hot and humid climate. For the purpose of travel to mountain area, a light sweater or jacket is recommended. Batik shirts (short and long sleeves) are popular for informal parties and social events. A jacket and tie or national dress are/ is required for formal occasions or when making official calls. During the class session participants are requested to wear business attire (no t-shirt and sandals).

 

2.21  OTHER INFORMATION

 

1.      On arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Jakarta, participants will be met by the organizing committee.  In case the organizing committee could not be met by the participant at the airport, he/she should take an airport taxi such as Express or Sri Medali from the airport direct to Hotel Ibis Tamarin, Jl. KH Wahid Hasyim No. 77 Jakarta. Taxi fare should not be more than  Rp 150.000,-Indonesian rupiah (approximately US$ 15)

2.      Participants are strongly requested not to bring any member of their families, during the period of the training.

3.      Official postal address of the organizing agency:

Bureau for Technical Cooperation

State Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia

Jl. Veteran III / 9

Jakarta 10110 Indonesia

Attn: Mr. M. Fahrurozi - Head of TCDC Division

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Center for International Training and Collaboration - BKKBN

Jl. Permata No.1 Halim Perdanakusuma

Jakarta 13650 Indonesia

Attn: Mrs. Theodora Pandjaitan /

Mr.   Mukhtar Bakti

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Website :  http://www.itp-bkkbn.org

The Colombo Plan Secretariat
No. 31, Wijerama Road

PO Box 596

Colombo 07, Sri Lanka

(Attn : Director of PPA)

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Website  :  www.colombo-plan.org

 

 

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