By INFID, member of Forus in Indonesia.
"In this era, leaders are not only dependent on 3Ps (People, Planet, Prosperity) but 5Ps (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership). Considering the scope of SDGs that are holistic and inter-related, collaboration among stakeholders is very important for the achievement of SDGs.”
- Y.W. Junardy, President of Indonesia Global Compact Network-
[Jakarta, May 31, 2018] International NGO Forum on Indonesia Development (INFID) conducted a discussion to strengthen the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership (MSPs) in the implementation of SDGs in Indonesia. The event is strategically held to provide information on the latest developments of the SDGs achievements in Indonesia, convey the urgency of MSPs, and strengthen the collaboration among related stakeholders. The government of Indonesia strongly supports SDGs implementation at both the national and regional levels. Several efforts have been made; such as ratification of Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 59 of 2017 concerning the Implementation of SDGs, the formation of the National Action Plan, the establishment of the SDGs Coordination Team as well as the preparation of the SDGs Roadmap. At the provincial level, the Minister of Home Affairs just issued a letter No.050/2685/SJ concerning the Formulation of SDGs Regional Action Plans. Furthermore, there are also several initiatives coming from the private sector, CSOs, and Universities, such as the establishment of SDGs Center. These remarkable efforts should be synergized and improved to make sure that no one would be left behind – the very reason of how Multi-Stakeholder Partnership becomes such importance.
Four speakers representing Government, International Organization, and Private Sector were invited, namely G. Priyanto Rohmattullah (Head of Sub-Directorate of South-South Development and Triangular Cooperation, Bappenas), Yaya W. Junardy (President of Indonesia Global Compact Network), Siti Astrid Kusumawardhani (VP of Public Affairs GO-JEK Indonesia) and Tyovan Ari (CEO & CoFounder Bahaso.com). Priyanto emphasized the importance of Multi Stakeholders Partnership considering government contribution to GDP is around 7% while non-government is 93%. Seeing from a different perspective, Y.W Junardy highlights the role of private sectors in achieving SDGs. According to him, the private sector should not be fixated on the principle of giving, but instead, empowering the society. There are several benefits gained by the private sector by involving themselves in SDGs implementation such as philanthropy, reputation, employee benefits, direct business compliance, and business opportunities.
Tyovan and Astrid as private sector representatives explained until what extend their companies are involved in SDGs Implementation. Bahaso.com was established to support SDGs, especially quality education by providing an accessible English learning platform throughout Indonesia. While GO-JEK also offers digital innovations to reduce social inequality by applying low barriers to entry. Through this mechanism, GO-JEK expects to become an inclusive platform toward people who have a low level of education where mostly its drivers are from 15% of universities, 75% of high school, and 8% junior high schools or equivalents.
Throughout the discussion, the participants acknowledged that embracing stakeholders is not an easy task considering differences in abilities, organizational culture, and goals. Therefore, the creation of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships guidelines to find a cross-cutting issue and the formation of innovation mapping so that all stakeholders can run more effectively and efficiently are necessary to support a continuous effort in achieving SDGs.