JAKARTA (ILO News): Providing a quality entrepreneurship education and training is a challenge for most countries in the world. In Indonesia, the Government is emphasizing the importance of entrepreneurship education and training as stipulated in the Medium Term Development Planning. In order to support the development of entrepreneurship training in Indonesia, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has created and supported a network of entrepreneurship training through Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) programme.
To ensure the sustainability of the programme in Indonesia, a training of Master Trainer was conducted during 10-21 October in Jakarta, participated by 13 candidates from several provinces. The training was concluded with the establishment of the Indonesian SIYB Association (ISA), which could act as a platform to improve and mobilize the potential of all Indonesian SIYB trainers. The goal of ISA is to improve the quality, capacity, independence and sustainability of SIYB and to synergize with related stakeholders on the development of entrepreneurship and micro-small-medium enterprises in Indonesia.
The Director of the ILO in Indonesia, Mr Peter van Rooij, fully supports the establishment of ISA. He hoped that through ISA as a strategic platform in creating new entrepreneurs, the SIYB trainers could improve the quality and participation of SIYB trainers throughout Indonesia in the entrepreneurship development. Elected as the first president of ISA is Ms Rini Wahyu Hariyani, certified Master Trainer of SIYB ILO.
The ILO’s SIYB programme is an easy-to-use business management skills training programme that strengthens the capacity of local business development service (BDS) providers to effectively and independently implement business start-up and management training for small-scale entrepreneurs. It also enables potential and existing small entrepreneurs, both women and men, through these BDS organizations to start viable businesses, to increase the viability of existing enterprises and to create quality employment for others in the process.
In Indonesia, the SIYB program was introduced in 2002 and currently there are 225 SIYB trainers throughout the country. With an estimated outreach of 1.5 millions trainees, SIYB is one of the biggest global management training programmes currently on the market. It has been translated into more than 30 languages and adapted to local conditions in more than 50 countries.
For further information please contact:
Ms Rini Wahyu Hariani
President of ISA
Tel.: +62 24 7622948
Mr Tendy Gunawan
National Programme Coordinator of the ILO’s Enterprise Development
Tel.: +62 21 3913112 ext. 142
Ms Gita Lingga
Tel.: +6221 3913112 ext. 115