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Kopernik insights:
30 August 2016
Woman on motorbike

TECHNOLOGY SALES AGENT PERFORMANCE DOUBLES WITH ACCESS TO MOTORBIKES »

A KOPERNIK INSIGHT

We wanted to find out whether there were any characteristics shared by our high-performing Wonder Women (technology sales agents). So we analysed the attributes of 55 Wonder Women with the highest sales records - those who contributed towards 80% of the total clean energy technology sales of the Wonder Women Eastern Indonesia program - to identify any commonalities.  

By Toshi Nakamura

Media coverage:
24 August 2016

Who is included in 'inclusive growth'?

TODAY online has featured Kopernik in their opinion about inclusive growth and social entrepreneurship. "A disciplined and focused approach to social entrepreneurship can contribute to inclusive growth that includes the poor at every stage: Sharing ideas, implementing solutions and evaluating them. This gives hope that growth will be not only inclusive, but enduring."
Media coverage:
23 August 2016

A Different Kind of Influencer

Our Communications Advisor, Anna Northey writes about how influencers within the local communities have the capabilities to leverage true change in attitude and behaviour amongst their peers.
Kopernik in action:
26 July 2016

Celebrating Water. Celebrating Life. »

What does a celebration mean to you? Maybe fancy dining with free flowing wine? Our Communications Officer, Saraswati Ratnanggana, shares her experience of a different kind of celebration in West Timor, where the people of Sunsea Village celebrated their declaration as the ‘Desa Air Minum Sehat’ or ‘clean and safe drinking water village’. Celebrate water, celebrate life.

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Media coverage:
18 July 2016

Professionals Interested in Small Towns

Although there are still a lot of people flocking to big cities to find jobs, some are actually going back to their hometowns. Better internet connections, easier transportation and the presence of a community that can enhance intellectual capacity are the reasons people are choosing to move to small towns. Yudiandra (24), an Environmental Engineering graduate from Bandung Institute of Technology's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is from Jakarta and joined Kopernik NGO last year. One of the Kopernik programs is empowering women in a number of areas, including in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara.
Kopernik in action:
09 June 2016

Dropping the ‘Dis’: Seeing the ‘Ability’ in ‘Disability’ »

While more than three million tourists visit Bali — the ‘Island of Gods’ — every year to party, surf and spend thousands of dollars on luxury, almost none are aware of this fact: there are still huge numbers of people living in areas of extreme poverty. And more so, many of these people live in increased poverty and isolation due to their physical or mental disability.

By Feby Ramadhani

Kopernik in action:
03 June 2016

Ubud Food Festival: Cooking traditional Delicacies with Clean-energy Technologies »

Last weekend, we were very honoured to be a part of the Ubud Food Festival - an exciting three-day culinary festival which was held here in Ubud, Bali. The organiser invited us to present in one of the ‘Think, Talk, Taste’ sessions. And that got us thinking; it would be really great if we could demonstrate the pairing of two Indonesian delicacies; one from west Indonesia and one from the east

By Ina Saptiono

Kopernik in action:
02 June 2016

Heading Towards Zero Waste at TEDxUbud »

Last Saturday, the Kopernik team had the privilege to attend the 5th annual TEDxUbud!

By Feby Ramadhani

Kopernik in action:
21 April 2016
From Bali to Bangalore

From Bali to Bangalore »

Our Program Officer Angelini tells her story about being selected to join the Empowered Entrepreneur Trainers Certification event in Bangalore, India.

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Kopernik in action:
06 April 2016
Menstruation is often out of sight and out of mind. But this needs to change.

Menstruation is often out of sight and out of mind. But this needs to change. »

Despite being a normal and healthy aspect of the reproductive health of girls and women, menstruation is still predominantly seen as a taboo topic. In our daily lives menstruation is largely hidden from view because the women we work with, pass by in the street or sit next to on our morning commute have access to basic feminine hygiene products such as sanitary pads and tampons.But sadly, this is not the case for all women around the world.

By Philip Murphy