Indonesian Groups Forge JSAPMDD Campaign Plans
The meeting aimed to discuss local campaign updates, further study the issues related to the various campaigns in the national as well as regional level and identify strategies and activities that could strengthen the campaigns until the early part of 2012.
From August 18 to 19, JSAPMDD member organizations in Indonesia met with the JSAPMDD Secretariat for a two-day consultation meeting on the network's campaign plans. The meeting aimed to discuss local campaign updates, further study the issues related to the various campaigns in the national as well as regional level and identify strategies and activities that could strengthen the campaigns until the early part of 2012.
Representatives from Koalisi Anti Utang (KAU), Solidaritas Perempuan (SP), KRuHA, Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) and WALHI/Friends of the Earth Indonesia were present in the meeting. The first day was held at the IESR/KRuHA Office in Jakarta and the second day was held at the Wisma PGI Hotel.
The meeting kicked off with a short introduction from the participants. It was then followed by a brief campaign overview presented by JSAPMDD Regional Coordinator Lidy Nacpil. Lidy provided some updates on what activities and strategies have been done so far and identified key political moments related to the campaigns. One of these major events
include the Conference of Parties (COP) 17 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held Durban by the end of November. The overview served as the basis for the campaign plans to be implemented by the participants both in the national and regional level.
The participants presented updates on local initiatives done at the country and regional level that are related to the Campaign Against Water Privatization, Campaign on Dirty and Harmful Energy, Campaign on Sovereign, Democratic and Responsible Finance and the two-track Campaign on Climate Change which involve the campaign on getting the World Bank out of climate finance and the campaign for deep, drastic emission cuts by Annex 1 countries. A discussion by women participants was also conducted to initially plan how the Women and Gender Program would take shape until the end of the year.
As participants tackled updates for each campaign, plans on how to strengthen the regional campaign were discussed. The political moments identified became the bases for planning out campaign actions that are to be done at the national and regional level.