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Indonesia: Innovation Centre for Ecological Businesses
A centre for ecological enterprises will support motivated eco-entrepreneurs in Bali to develop environmentally friendly products. It will focus on providing the necessary skills and awareness of social and ecological issues in the development of their products, processes and programmes. The newly created "Eco Centre" of the Dhyana Pura University (Universitas Dhyana Pura - Undhira) is where all these issues are concentrated. Both municipal organisations and private entrepreneurs are trained so that they can plan and implement all aspects of the projects. The emphasis is on eco-friendly entrepreneurship, empowerment and inclusion.
Developing social and green skills
It often starts with a wish to protect nature and promote sustainability. An idea grows into a business plan which is then followed through by a business start-up. Many lecturers and students at Dhyana Pura University are not necessarily familiar with the concept of "green entrepreneurship". The project of an innovative centre for ecological enterprises will further develop this concept together with the university and other partner organisations. The aim of the centre is to demonstrate best examples of how ecological and collaborative thinking and business can be promoted and implemented in practice.
At the same time, the GKPB is considering its calling as a church in a more holistic way: spreading the Gospel, diakonia, education and combating poverty. At the beginning of 2022, the Synod established a network of project managers across departments to develop programmes and strengthen collaboration. Undhira is one of the driving forces.
255 million inhabitants with a youth unemployment rate of 20%
Flagship project: the Eco Centre
The Eco Centre can build on a large number of contacts and cooperation partners. Undhira serves 30 to 40 groups of small and medium enterprises, the Maha Bhoga Marga Foundation of the GKBP also works with at least 70 enterprises; the Women's Fellowship in turn continues to address entrepreneurs with its "Go-Green Campaign"; and the five orphanages "Widhya Asih" also develop sustainable concepts and products. The skills are there and the next logical step is to combine them at the Eco Centre.
The aim of the Eco Centre is to support committed eco-entrepreneurs in the development of environmentally friendly products. They receive further training so that they can plan and implement holistic green projects. Competent contact persons are constantly available by building up a network of mentors and trainers. Finally, the general public outside the university and the networks are also informed and made aware of the issues.
We are pleased to hear that you are interested in this project. If you have any general questions, please use the contact form below. We are also happy to help you personally if you have any questions or require further information – by phone or by E-mail.
Djoko P. A. Wibowo
Liaison Secretary Indonesia
+49 711 636 78 -36
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