Kopernik Annual Report 2015
Kopernik connects simple technology with last mile communities to reduce poverty. We do this by:
We’ve trained more than 400 women to introduce and sell technologies to families in remote communities across Indonesia.
We’ve partnered with organisations in the Asia-Pacific to give families in remote communities access to simple technologies which serve their most pressing needs.
Helping in Emergencies
We’ve responded to three emergency responses in the Asia region, including an earthquake and firestorm.
Helping Children & Mothers
We’ve made simple technologies available through schools and health clinics, to provide a healthy environment for students, and for mothers during childbirth.
Since 2010, we've connected simple, life-changing technology with:
People in 2015 alone.
Or about as many people as the Great Lawn in Central Park holds!
The Best Technology
Kopernik works with the best technology designed for the developing world, bridging the gap between technology producers and the people who need these technologies the most. We work with simple innovations that are affordable, durable, easy to use and maintain, eco-friendly, money-saving, and life-changing for families in the last mile.
Kopernik has been working with Indonesian women since 2011 to make clean energy technology available to remote communities through our Wonder Women program.
We train women to sell simple solar lanterns, water filters and clean cookstoves in their communities. The women earn a margin on every sale, boosting their income to support their families and themselves.
Wonder Women in Indonesia
(Bojonegoro, Tuban, & North Aceh)
wonder women participated in training and mentoring to develop their business skills to confidently sell technologies in their communities.
average increase in women’s income directly from selling technologies.
of women are spending their extra income on household needs, followed by an improvement in the quantity and quality of food for their family (27%) and buying new household assets (18%).
(East Nusa Tenggara & West Nusa Tenggara)
women and 32 men participated in the program as micro-social entrepreneurs (MSEs), making life-changing technology available in the most disadvantaged regions of Indonesia.
of MSEs use their extra income for general household needs, to go on pilgrimage (53%) and to have an emergency fund (47%).
people in one of the poorest provinces of Indonesia are now enjoying a better quality of life by using solar lights, water filters and clean cookstoves.
Wonder Women Indonesia Recognition In 2015
Kopernik has been chosen as the Indonesian winner of the IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge, a joint initiative by the N-Peace Network, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX).
Kopernik partners with local organisations, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region, to give families access to simple technologies which meet their most pressing needs.
We mobilise philanthropic funds to cover the upfront costs of sending technologies to remote communities. As the products are sold, local partners repay the revenue to Kopernik, and the funds are reinvested in more technology to help more people.
organisations partnered with us to introduce life-changing technologies to the communities they serve, and make the technologies affordable and accessible to families in the last mile.
The lantern is very useful for me. I use it when I go out at night. I can use it to go and visit my friends whose home is far away. I lend them my lantern to charge their mobile phone too because they don’t have electricity in their house, Muhammad Amin
Helping in Emergencies
Kopernik connects simple technology with evacuation centres and with families, to help communities recover and rebuild from natural disasters.
We worked with our local partner, Empower Generation, to connect 1,340 d.Light solar lanterns and 500 Tulip Table Top Water Filters with earthquake survivors throughout Dhading, Nuwokot and Chitwan districts. There were four phases of this project, phase one to three were funded by individual donors, while phase four was funded by Japan Airlines.
We provided 10 Nazava Bening XL Water Filters to our local partner, TAGANA Aceh, for use in the kitchen where they prepare food for The Rohingya refugee community, who live in temporary shelters in Aceh, Indonesia. The kitchen provides thousands of meals every day and requires a large volume of water to function.
We worked with OuTrop in October 2015, to connect 3,600 N95 Particulate Respirators, 3,000 units of Rohto Eye Flush to the families living in and around Palangkaraya city and 8 sets of firefighting equipment to the frontline fire squads in the area.
Helping Mothers & Children
By connecting simple technologies with schools and health clinics, we help to provide a brighter, safer, healthier environment for study and childbirth.
Nazava water filters reached remote communities in Sabu Island, Indonesia and Bobonaro, Timor-Leste through our Drink Up projects.
Last Mile Consulting
Kopernik provides professional advisory services to corporations, multilateral agencies and foundations through our Last Mile Consulting division. Consulting revenue funds Kopernik’s work connecting simple technology with last mile communities to reduce poverty.
multinational corporations, multilateral agencies, social enterprises, and international organisations engaged Kopernik’s Last Mile Consulting (LMC) team.
Prototype Testing - Food Storage Technology in Indonesia
Kopernik's Last Mile Consulting conducted research to explore the need for food and crop storage in Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia. As a result, the Client team was able to develop and refine a prototype for testing. Kopernik designed research methods, carried out the prototype testing, and delivered a final report capturing the prototype's strengths and weaknesses. The team also gained feedback on appropriate price points from potential consumers.
Distribution Model Testing - Household Health Products in Indonesia
Kopernik’s LMC collaborated with a world-class innovation team to develop a distribution model for a new household product to improve health. LMC also supported the implementation of a distribution model and collected comprehensive data that led to a deeper understanding of market behavior and reassessment of the distribution model. The data-driven suggestions were crucial for the client to identify necessary improvements.
M&E Consultancy - Mobile-Acquired Data Tools with ACIAR
In partnership with PT Collins Higgins Consulting, Kopernik assisted the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) to select suitable digital data collection apps to be used in their projects in order to improve the efficiency of project monitoring and data analysis. Kopernik delivered the results of the assessment to assist ACIAR in selecting a suitable digital data collection tool to meet their needs. The suitable tool identified through this pilot testing would allow ACIAR faster access to project data and information to evaluate projects it has invested in.
CSR Consultancy - Solar Lights to Villages with Philips
In South Sulawesi, Kopernik assisted Philips Lighting Indonesia to give 13,000 people in nine villages access to solar lights. Children of Romang Tangaya village can now study at night, and midwives in Belawa village can also serve their community members during the night. People in Belawa have started praying together in the local mosques at night. Access to energy has provided more opportunities for the communities to enhance productivity and engage in social activities.
Technical Advisory - Rural Distribution Model in Myanmar
Kopernik serves as a technical advisor to Mercy Corps and UNDP Myanmar for the rural distribution and promotion of clean cookstoves and solar lights. Through regular field missions to Myanmar, Kopernik shares lessons learned from its own distribution experiences in Indonesia and serves as a thought-partner to solve implementation challenges that emerge as the project rolls out. The project is on target to distribute and sell 6,000 units of stoves and 900 units of solar lights by the middle of 2016.
In 2015 The Kopernik Team:
International events, sharing insights from Kopernik’s six years serving the last mile
Events in Bali, supporting our local Ubud community
Newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts, TV programs, and online publications
Customers at our flagship Tech Kiosk Ubud technology showroom and store
Events in Japan
We couldn't have done this without support from:
Monthly Tipping Point donors, who help fund projects faster, sending technology to the last mile sooner
35 Local Partners
- Asosiasi Pedagang Kaki Lima
- CDC Balaghat
- CV Roas Mitra Nusantara
- DEEPAM Trust
- ESSMART India
- Institut Mosintuwu
- Laila and Amar School & College for Girls (LAMS)
- Malaulalo Conservation & Tourism Association
- PKBM Anak Jalanan Papua
- Ray of Hope Africa
- Reaching Out for the Needy
- Spandan Samaj Seva Samiti
- Topu Honis Shelter Home
- Uma Mahon Salele
- Yayasan Puter Indonesia
- Indonesia Heritage Foundation
- Yayasan Satu Visi
- Yayasan Masyarakat Peduli NTB
Helping in Emergencies
- Empower Generation
- TAGANA Aceh
Helping Children & Mothers
- HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh
- House of Blessings
- SDN 12 Semalah Primary School, Kapuas Hulu Regency, West Kalimantan
- Sevamob India
- The Enabler Foundation
Full-Time Team Members Across Kopernik HQ, Kopernik Japan, and Six Field Offices as of December 2015.
BOARD & ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Abigail Schwartz, Adam Kilgour, Andrea Woodhouse, David Madden, Edward Rees, Guy Janssen, Julia Cheng, Lisa Witter, Nigel Snoad, Nina Gidwaney, Osamu Kaneda, Richard Manning, Sanjay Gandhi, Scott Guggenheim, Sir Tim Lankester, Taku Sugimoto.
YAYASAN KOPERNIK* BOARD MEMBERS
Rezal Kusumaatmadja, Tri Mumpuni, Andy Pradjaputra, Aji Hermawan.
* Yayasan Kopernik is an Indonesian foundation which implements Kopernik's mission in Indonesia.
|Donations & Grants )*|
|Foundations and Government||882,331||996,825|
|In-kind donations )***||96,190||79,896|
|Technology incl. shipping||270,130||387,045|
|Salaries & Related||437,710||548,016|
|Other project cost||82,842||127,774|
|Advocacy & Fundraising|
|Advocacy & Fundraising||80,226||129,827|
|Salaries & Related||93,272||115,620|
|Internet & Comm & Post||33,428||40,032|
|Audit & Legal & Tax||28,466||37,752|
|Changes in Net Assets )****||433,149||841,279|
All figures in USD. Consolidated financial figures for 2015 are for the entire Kopernik Group and have not yet been audited.
)* based on the 2014 Audit, a grant amount from ENERGIA pledged and previously reported under 2014, had to be shifted to the following years in line with the corresponding project activities
)** an amount previously reported under Grant from Corporations in 2014 was reclassified to Grant from Foundation.
)*** includes Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) in 2015
)**** includes USD300,000 of technology consigned to resellers, as stock in warehouse and in transit; USD72,000 prepaid office rent; and USD150,000 cash and cash equivalents