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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

Kopernik in action:
26 April 2017

#IDWOMEN4ENERGY volunteering program is back! »

Following considerable success last year, we are excited to re-launch the Indonesian Women for Energy, or #IDWOMEN4ENERGY, campaign this month. This digital campaign seeks to build public awareness about the important role that women play in improving energy access through a volunteering program, targeted towards Indonesian youth.

By Ina Saptiono

Kopernik in action:
18 April 2017

Harnessing the success of Wonder Women for a new initiative in North Aceh »

This year marks the fourth year since Kopernik launched the Wonder Women program in North Aceh. The program, initially managed by a team of two, has grown in size and scale, now with five highly dedicated and professional staff members.

By Sergina Loncle

Kopernik insights:
12 April 2017

Better sales performance achieved when spouses get involved... but not too much »

Each year we conduct an assessment of our Wonder Women entrepreneurship program to evaluate its impact and test how different variables may affect sales performance. We asked 66 Wonder Women about the level of involvement from their spouses in their business. The answers ranged from “no involvement” to “fully involved.”1 We found that the increasing participation of the spouse corresponded to proportionately higher sales - but only to a certain point.

By Anna Baranova

Kopernik in action:
23 March 2017

Introducing Rumbia: a new NGO focused on renewable energy in Aceh »

Kopernik is proud to announce the launch of Rumbia, a new independent non-government organization originating from our North Aceh team. Rumbia was formed in order to address specific energy-related issues facing communities in the North Aceh region. The Rumbia organization will focus their efforts on renewable energy solutions and will continue to oversee the Wonder Women program in the region.

By Ina Saptiono

Kopernik in action:
01 March 2017

Celebrating 7 Years of Serving the Last Mile »

On 19 February, the famous mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus celebrated his 544th birthday. On the very same day this year - like its namesake - Kopernik also had a birthday and turned seven!

 

By Feby Ramadhani