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Kopernik in action:
14 August 2017

KOPERNIK AND PHILIPS LIGHTING INDONESIA RENEW PARTNERSHIP TO LIGHT UP MORE REMOTE VILLAGES »

Kopernik is delighted to announce a renewed partnership with Philips Lighting Indonesia for the Kampung Terang Hemat Energi (Bright and Energy Saving Villages) initiative. We have been selected for the second time as the implementing partner for the initiative, committing to distribute nearly 1,200 solar light technologies throughout four districts of Indonesia over the next 12 months.

By Sarah Wilson

Kopernik in action:
19 July 2017

Kopernik Partners with Unilever to combat Malaria and Dengue in Myanmar »

Kopernik partners with TRANSFORM to develop and test disruptive market-based solutions for improved mosquito control in Myanmar. TRANSFORM is a joint initiative between the UK’s Department for International Development and Unilever, with the aim to improve the health and well-being of 100 million people in Africa and South Asia by 2025.

By Arvin Dwiarrahman

Kopernik in action:
13 July 2017

What we are really talking about when we talk about collective impact »

It’s hard to avoid references to innovation hubs, network alliances and other efforts for increased collaboration when it comes to our global effort to find more effective solutions in poverty reduction. But as positive outcomes from increased cohesion between development, private and public sectors become more and more prevalent, some other benefits are also worth noting.

By Anna Northey

Kopernik in action:
13 July 2017

J-PAL SEA, EVIDENCE ACTION AND KOPERNIK TEAM UP TO RESEARCH LEAN SEASON SOLUTIONS IN EASTERN INDONESIA »

In order to address the financial hardships experienced by many rural farming communities in Indonesia, Kopernik has embarked on a pilot project with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Southeast Asia (J-PAL SEA) and Evidence Action.

The project will investigate ways of encouraging farmers to seek alternative work during the ‘lean season’ - the period between harvests where household cash flow is generally limited and consumption drops.

By Anna Northey

Kopernik in action:
04 July 2017

Kopernik Partners with JICA and NED on a Two-year Education Initiative »

Financially supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japanese educational contents production company, NHK Educational Corporation (NED) engaged Kopernik’s Last Mile Consulting to launch a two-year initiative starting in early 2017. The initiative aims to improve the quality of education in Indonesia by introducing interactive videos that stimulate student’s critical thinking processes in science classes.

By Arvin Dwiarrahman

Kopernik in action:
16 June 2017

The Body Shop Indonesia’s Suzy Hutomo joins Yayasan Kopernik as Chair of the Board »

We are proud to announce that Suzy Hutomo has joined Yayasan Kopernik as the new chair of the board. Bringing over 20 years of international-level experience driving ethical and sustainable business practices that deliver outstanding results, we are delighted to welcome Ms Hutomo to the Kopernik team.

By Anna Northey

Kopernik insights:
23 May 2017

Reusable sanitary pads in Indonesia may be too expensive to be economically attractive »

We recently conducted small-scale research in a middle school in East Sumba to investigate whether reusable menstrual pads had any impact on school attendance. While we found that girls in this area missed fewer school days because of menstruation than we expected, we did gather several other interesting insights. 

By Lana Kristanto

Kopernik in action:
04 May 2017

KOPERNIK PARTNERS WITH OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL AND JICA TO ASSIST TB PATIENTS IN INDONESIA WITH MOBILE PHONE APP »

Declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO, 2015) as one of the world’s most fatal infectious diseases, Tuberculosis (TB) has been included in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals agenda to be eradicated by 2030. Even now, the TB bacterium does not discriminate, infecting people from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds and regions around the world.

By Nadya Pryana

Kopernik in action:
02 May 2017

Finding a better way to deliver training in a youth empowerment program »

Our Program Associate, Riesa Eka Putri, reflects on her experiences in implementing a youth economic empowerment program in Lembata, East Nusa Tenggara. Learn how Riesa faced and overcame a handful of challenges in coaching and mentoring these youth change agents.

By Riesa Eka Putri

Kopernik in action:
02 May 2017

Supporting better education for girls through improved menstrual health management »

We launched an experimental project to discover whether a reusable sanitary pad could assist with improved menstrual health management for students in the last mile. Our Analyst, Feby Ramadhani, writes more about this important issue and why working solutions must be found now.

By Feby Ramadhani