YBUL - Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan, Jakarta Indonesia
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP Print

YBUL is presently moving into the social entrepreneurship discourse. Consistent with its primary missions in developing environment-based businesses, YBUL promotes environment-based businesses at community level.

Social entrepreneurship is the process of pursuing innovative solutions to social problems. More specifically, social entrepreneurs adopt a mission to create and sustain social value. They pursue opportunities to serve this mission, while continuously adapting and learning. They draw upon appropriate thinking in both the business and nonprofit worlds and operate in all kinds of organizations: large and small; new and old; religious and secular; nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid (Wikipedia)

As a not-for-profit organization, YBUL is adopting the small and community based businesses development. Yet we believe that many studies show that small businesses contribute to strengthening local economy:

Many small businesses also possess the ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing economic climates. This is due to the fact that small businesses are often very customer-oriented. Many local customers will remain loyal to their favorite small businesses in the midst of an economic crisis. This loyalty means that small businesses are often able to stay afloat during tough times, which can further strengthen local economies. Small businesses also accumulate less revenue than larger corporations, meaning they may have less to lose in times of economic crisis.

(http://smallbusiness.chron.com/important-small-businesses-local-economies-5251.html)

YBUL believes that development projects (at community level) that are directed toward socio-environmental quality improvement should be managed in ways that economic considerations come into place. For examples, we implement community-based projects, which are managed using entrepreneurial principles. For examples:

· in order to conserve a national park, alternative income generation through development of small businesses of the community living surrounding the park, is promoted, engaged and improved;

· in order to sustainably provide clean water services to local community, a business entity at village level is yet to be established so that revenue can be generated for operating, maintaining and repairing the clean water system, to make it even more sustainable;

· in order to promote sustainability of biogas generation from cow manure, bio-slurry as the bi-products of the gas needs to be marketed, so that economic incomes can be generated to create incentive systems for the biogas reactors developers and owners.

YBUL is committed to innovatively promote and develop projects under the social entrepreneurship contextual framework, to achieve its missions. Many issues are already put into concept papers, such as: mangrove conservation through strengthening local women cooperative; green trading concept between waste processing centers along Ciliwung river and low income apartment households in Jakarta; strengthening community-based businesses for improving health services (desa Siaga).

We would welcome any financial donors to implement these projects, especially in creating pilots for further replication and expansion.

 
COMMUNITY BASED ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND MICRO FINANCE DEVELOPMENT (COLLABORATION WITH CHEVRON) Print

List of the Latest Activities of the Community Based Environmental Conservation and Micro Finance Development Project:

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SERASI, Empowerment Through Services Print

Empowerment Through Services

On 23 February 2010, YBUL entered a contract with SERASI program, funded by USAID/Indonesia, on a project called “Strengthening Community Development Initiatives in Bener Meriah”, Aceh Tengah.  The primary objective of the project is: community-led, environmentally sensitive livelihoods and vocational opportunities in Bener Meriah.  Together with selected local community members, YBUL will implement three main activities:

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STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY INITIATIVES IN BENER MERIAH COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER Print

 

BENER MERIAH, ACEH

Comparative Study on Animal Husbandry: A comparative study was organized in early August 2010 to bring a group of 9 persons (especially from project community group members) to Stabat (goat farming and organic fertilizer production) and dairy goat breeding in Pematang Siantar, North Sumatra to learn how to raise goats (as well as for dairy purposes), process organic fertilizer from goat’s wastes as well as applying business dimension into the husbandry. The study also established a farmer-to-farmer consultation approach, so that breeders can exchange knowledge and skills.

The group visited Stabat Tisata, a goat farm which produces wool and organic fertilizer, to learn various knowledge and skills on goat dairy farm practices. The relatively high economic value generated from the organic compost (based on goat dung), sold at around Rp 500 – 1000/kg of local organic fertilizer (able to produce around 400 tons/month), has attracted the visiting farmers. The composting technique uses locally available materials as decomposter such as: papaya, pineapple, banana, bamboo shoot, rice water, coconut water, as well as intestines from local slaughter house. The group also visited a dairy goat farm in Pematang Siantar. Business on goat milk could reach a minimum income of Rp 200,000 per day, plus additional income from selling goats.

The brief comparative study has resulted in increased enthusiasm among participants especially in better understanding of the high economic values of goat breeding activities resulted from production of goat milk and organic fertilizer. Another lesson learned was a new insight that farmers need to work together, e.g. in a form of cooperative, to increase their bargaining power and marketing strategy.

Collaboration with Coftea Corner: CLC is initiating a collaboration with a small in size yet big in ideas café, namely: Coftea Corner, located in Ravindo Building, Jakarta. The café is just established by students of a graduate business school who are experimenting a real business. The difference these students are making is the social dimension of coffee business. They are committed to work with CLC in a symbiotic business relationship: CLC is supplying a high grade organic Gayo coffee with moderate price; and Coftea Corner returns an amount of money to CLC as contribution to support the CLC’s operating cost. In addition to this, from every cup of coffee Coftea Corner sells, Rp 100 will be allocated in a certain account and returned directly to coffee farmers as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) account. The scheme is being initiated by YBUL.


 

 
Integrated Capacity Strengthening for CDM Print

Integrated Capacity Strengthening for Clean Development Mechanism in Indonesia

(At Kencana Room, Sari Pan Pacific Hotel, Jakarta on 21 to 22 November 2007).

This two days workshop was organized by YBUL with the support from the Ministry of Environment and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

The objectives of this event were to increase the capacity of the private sectors in designing CDM projects applicable to their line of business.

To meet this goal, this workshop was structured in such way that it promotes interaction and identification of concrete project ideas and project proponents.

 

 

Welcome to our website,

YBUL is a non-profit organization in Jakarta, established in 1993.

YBUL promotes community-based renewable energy development through collaborations and innovative solutions.

YBUL is experienced and specialized in promoting and implementing programs in:

Rural Electrification - Community Empowerment - Environmental Financing Mechanism - Clean Development Mechanism - Green Energy Development

More information? Please contact us by email ybul@ybul.or.id or phone: +62 21 720 6125

 

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