Tanoto Foundation shares experiences in helping to achieve SDGs
Tanoto Foundation recently had the opportunity to share its experiences in implementing programs which are in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during a national training session held on July 24 and 25 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Organised by the United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) in collaboration with the Association of Indonesia Municipalities (APEKSI) and the European Union (EU), the aim of the training was to increase the capacity of local governments in implementing the SDGs nationally.
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This two-day training session was the second of its kind, following an inaugural event in 2018. This year’s training involved 30 local government officials from 16 provinces and 14 cities throughout Indonesia.
During the session, Tanoto Foundation showed how it focuses on developing and advocating programs, as well as fosters an environment which is conducive to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 SDGs.
Among this is its PINTAR program, through which the Foundation has established partnerships with 14 municipal and district governments in five provinces in Indonesia: North Sumatra, Riau, Jambi, Central Java and East Kalimantan.
These partnerships are formed as part of a collective effort to improve the quality of education in Indonesia. The PINTAR program trains and encourages school leaders, teachers and committees to improve school management, as well as learning and reading habits in schools.
“Based on our portfolio of Indonesia’s education system, we have determined it is one of the most complex systems in the world, involving more than 50 million students, 2.6 million teachers and 250,000 schools. We realise that collaboration with other parties is required if we want to improve the quality of education in Indonesia, which is in line with the SDGs principle that development is the shared responsibility of all stakeholders.
Tanoto Foundation therefore acts as a catalyst for partnerships, both with the government and the private sector, as well as other partners in developing and generating progressive ideas which will bring broader and deeper impact.”
Satrijo Tanudjojo, Global CEO of Tanoto Foundation.