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Kopernik in action:
08 September 2017

Unusual Suspects for Innovation »

To achieve any of the SDGs in any country, no single player can do it alone. Not even some of the biggest corporations, foundations, and institutions in the world. We need effective synergies between like-minded partners to channel resources for collective impact.

By Tomohiro Hamakawa

Kopernik insights:
31 August 2017

When selling in the last mile, end-user financing is a must »

A KOPERNIK INSIGHT

Kopernik’s Women Entrepreneurs, or Wonder Women as we call them, have sold more than  20,000 clean energy technologies in Eastern Indonesia during the past 3 years. That’s a lot of customers! We interviewed 325 of these customers to learn about their experience with the products and the impact they had on their lives. We also wanted to find out what payment method they used to buy their technology.

By Anna Baranova

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