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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:
19 March 2017

ExxonMobil and Kopernik expand business opportunities for our Wonder Women in East Java »

19 March 2017, Tuban, East Java | Kopernik is happy to announce the launch of our newly revamped Wonder Women Western Indonesia Program. Together with our funding partner, ExxonMobil, the program will facilitate business development assistance to eight selected female entrepreneurs from our Wonder Women program in East Java throughout 2017.

By Feby Ramadhani

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

Kopernik insights:
28 February 2017

INEFFECTIVE DRYING CAUSES $3 BILLION LOSS ACROSS 10 AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES IN INDONESIA »

In our latest agricultural research, we wanted to better understand the post-harvest challenges faced by smallholder farmers in Indonesia. By interviewing farmers and other stakeholders, we found that ineffective crop drying techniques - a common step in the value chain of many commodities - are one of the major causes of economic losses in the agricultural sector.

By Nadya Pryana

Kopernik in action:
02 February 2017

Lessons from a multi-tasking wonder woman »

Ibu Detty - a teacher, mother of two, owner of a small kiosk, and an active member of her local community - is one of our most inspiring Wonder Women. Our Program Officer from West Timor, Yan Kanahebi, writes about Ibu Detty's experience in selling clean energy technologies in the last mile.

 

By Yan Kanahebi