Fajar Anugerah

Fajar Anugerah

Program Mananger, Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia

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Fajar Anugerah is the Program Manager for the Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia. During the week of September 20, he will be sharing insights about his extense experience in the creative sector, conducting quantitative and qualitative research in social psychology and as a learning facilitator and learning designer. Join the conversation below!

Fajar Anugerah has worked for the British Council Indonesia for the past four years, specializing in project management for the development of social enterprises. He has designed and implemented capacity building and funding schemes for social enterprises, working directly with partners representing corporations, universities, non-profit organizations, and communities.

  1. 315 days ago

    Dennis Scott

    Absolutely a great woman, a look forward on this one for a Indonesia. If you need a san diego criminal tax attorney, contact us. Thanks.



  2. 326 days ago

    Jason Rucker

    Good day Fajar. I’m here to ask on what improvement can your program be done on social enterprises?. Thanks for sharing this with us. You may want life insurance for your family now.



  3. 661 days ago

    Fortune Wills

    in the area of free education and empoyment



    • Fajar Anugerah

      Let’s continue our discussion via twitter? My twitter account is @fajaranugerah

      649 days ago


  4. 666 days ago

    Winifride Nyirahirwa

    Hey Mr.Faraj, am here as one among many people who have some ideas to develop for our countries even our world.
    i think development is a crucial issue in all sectors of life of human being, as technology nowadays, i compare it as the one and most key leads to that development; here i can say it as an african woman who meet with many challenges to access that technology and that can harm me to reach that development as i wish. So now, i think that requires the word planners to see how to facilitate all , i can say ” easy access to technology for all’, that can remove any kind of discrimination of some to the development, as i gave my example, we women we want to share in our world development while our access to technology still a problem as far as the cost of access, our time as mothers and players too at the same, in that global movements. how do you see with your experience , what can afford people in afrika and at the same time women to compete and to win in this technological global competition, as i can say is my big challenge to my development.



  5. 670 days ago

    Fortune Wills

    fajar hi,honesty am inspired by your bio,pls i wld want you to share you experience in capacity building and funding scheme for social enterprises.thanks,fortune



  6. 670 days ago

    Fortune Wills

    hi fajar i will want you to share your experience on capacity building and fund raising scheme for social enterprise



    • Fajar Anugerah

      Hi Fortune Wills…Thanks for your appreciation. I still have much to learn from others in my country but I can share what I have learned. Any particular aspect/s or issue/s on capacity building and fund raising scheme for social enterprise which you’re most intrigued?

      666 days ago


  7. 670 days ago

    Ira Mashedo

    Time for education become free. Paid and difficult to get education is absurd. The goal of society is to remove barriers to education not to build them. Now with information in open people can potentially get education for free. It is time to build online free communities which help to get method and structure of freelance online learning..



    • Fajar Anugerah

      Dear Ira, thank you for sharing your thoughts. I think there will always be barriers in obtaining quality education but I agree with you the we should try and reduce more barriers instead of building more. In the case of free online learning, we need to overcome the resource and infrastructure barrier to allow more people to experience affordable AND high quality learning.

      670 days ago


    • Fortune Wills

      hi fajar,i will want you tto share your experience on affordable and high quality learning

      670 days ago


    • Winifride Nyirahirwa

      free education for all, that is a good vision , yes, as a good wish to, but does it really real, how to compansate the other hand of staff who sacrifice their talents they investing in educatind people, and i am asking, may be you can answer me, how the government in developing countries can manage the educational labor, its cost and that human resources

      666 days ago


    • Fajar Anugerah

      In most countries where the telecommunication infrastructure is well established, online learning/sharing/collaboration platforms are playing more significant role in providing affordable access to quality learning. Some of the more popular examples are TED.com and http://www.sharemylesson.com/. But in my country where such infrastructure is not well spread, there exist an initiative like Teach for America (Indonesian version is Indonesia Mengajar http://www.sharemylesson.com/), where young people (fresh grad and early stage professional) volunteer for a year to teach in remote and disadvantage villages all over Indonesia

      666 days ago


    • Winifride Nyirahirwa

      that is great, infrastructure is more needed to support and allow that e learning

      666 days ago


  8. 670 days ago

    Vanns Hokey

    hi Fajar do you think strengthening local artisans financially for expansion is one of the most important element to maintain their capacity? and why.



    • Fajar Anugerah

      Hi Vanns. If what you mean by strengthening local artisans financially includes helping them to understand manage their cashflow and proper business skills, I agree. Other ways to strengthen them financially will most likely leave them with temporary ability to expand/scale up their business.

      670 days ago


  9. 670 days ago

    Dele Ojoniyi

    The future of capacity building is in the path of education and education is no more inside the four walls of classrooms its out-there. The goal of every change maker is to reach the people they wish to reinvigorate with their ideas effectively. Most often these people are not going to come seeking the change nor the change maker, most of them has had their brains numbed with shallow ideas that enriched some and left most returning to deeper misery.

    We are dealing with a more intelligent society though not always “educated” like we are, but they are smart enough to be able to measure our failings and successes. Determined as we are to change our local communities, then let start today, how? setting examples with our daily lives not with our mouths. Our action and not policies. Our legs and not verbose jargon.



    • Fajar Anugerah

      Dele, thank you for sharing your thoughts. I agree. Most of the real changemakers in Indonesia are based in their communities and they make change in ways ‘seemingly’ impossible or at the very least, common. But eventually for such changes to be replicated and sustainable, the changemakers must reach out and work with more stakeholders, including policymakers too.

      670 days ago


  10. 671 days ago

    Francesco Piazzesi

    In this early stage of century XXI learning has to be with century XXI tools. Education need text books in broad band facilities. It’s cost 1/10 to provide broad band an tables to studebts that to print the books, specially to the rural communities. Cultural shock is impacting the oldest generations, not the youngers one. They need adecuate vehicles to be part of sustainable and global development.



    • Fajar Anugerah

      Hi Francesco, I could not agree more. Utilising technology could help us spread knowledge and skills faster. Now our challenge is ‘just’ how to shift our resources and effort to creating affordable learning technology and infrastructure for the underprivileged communities, instead of (only) to produce consumer products for the the privileged

      670 days ago


    • Winifride Nyirahirwa

      yes, technology plays a tremendous role in spreading knowledge and skills around the globe, as i can say INTRANET is a perfect vehicle to transport of that intellectual property, while ones who share their intellectual property should be compensated, there need the harmony system of that perfection.

      666 days ago


  11. 671 days ago

    Vanessa Lissa Winston

    We are seeing many young persons getting out off school because they don’t have the finance to continue some because of teen pregnancy and more. However they need to eat drink and shelter and all calls for money but not having an avenue to that money becomes a major problem in our communities, violence, drugs, sexual abuse etc. Getting these young persons that are on the streets into a workshop where they can be part of and also meet others who are and have walked the same road or worst helps them mentally and emotionally and also gaining a skill that can in fact provide some form of employment, without having to think that they have to full out a form which they have know educational back ground to support, will help. One of the main benefits of the New Beginning Craft Workshop apart from fostering these young persons is being able to use materials that are found on island with little or no cost to produce to meet demands in the arts and craft industries especially in the handicraft sector. The targeted communities for implementing these modules are in the poorer communities where violence is high. Having done training with some at risk young men made me realized how calm they were when they were actually producing a craft item. We need to advance the skills of the young through the knowledge of the old in order to save some of our pass culture and our future generation. Some persons just want to feel self-worth that they are doing some thing worth while and help develop an industry, a community, themselves and family and break the trend of poverty. Talking from experience.



    • Fajar Anugerah

      Hi Vanessa, thank you for sharing your experience. Having been working with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, I can’t agree more with you. Most of them have strong aspiration to succeed and the energy to match. Most of the times, they just dont know how to reach out and what activities they could do. In my experience, doing something fun but productive, usually help them have a positive outlook in life, improved self confidence and of course skills to make some earning. From here, there could be more opportunities for them.

      670 days ago


  12. 671 days ago

    Patrick Bwire

    We the youth of Youth Initiative for Rural Development (YIRD) have a project have started a project on Transformative farming. It Focuses on Sustainable agriculture, Environmental Sustainability, Conservation agriculture and Evergreen Agriculture. It seeks to transform the current subsistence farming by by youth into a commercially viable self sustainable practice. Is an interlinked, technologically, cost effective, organic, environmentally conserving and ecologically friendly, highly productive, self sustaining, socially transforming and easy to replicate project. The activities include tree planting, bee keeping, fish farming, water dams, beans and maize gardens, animal farm, green houses for tomatoes, balcony gardens, poultry, nursery bed and fruit garden, bio-gas, red pepper. Other; are stores and mini industries, underground water tank, micro irrigation, agro-forestry and skills trainings.
    Please advice on how/where we can be able to get funding to develop this project

    yirdyouth@yahoo.com



    • Fajar Anugerah

      Hi Patrick. Thank you for sharing information about your project. Maybe you can send us more detailed information via secretariat@gep-indonesia.org? Although GEP-Indonesia only operate in Indonesia, we might be able to refer your project to relevant organisations within our global network.

      670 days ago


  13. 671 days ago

    Piotr Michalak

    Hello Fajar,
    Thanks for Your time. How do You see changes for building cultural economy in social-economy-like format? Especially in comunities living far from big cities, which are naturall market for artists. I want to launch possibility for building local cultural markets, but I have no experiences from country. Only from capitals and big cities.



    • Dele Ojoniyi

      Building infrastructures nowadays cost money but I believe in mobile school thats what we are after at bootcamp

      670 days ago


    • Fajar Anugerah

      Piotr, thank you for your comment. Before I can properly respond, maybe you’d like to clarify what you mean by ‘cultural economy’ and ‘local cultural markets’? And tell me what you are doing now?

      670 days ago


    • Piotr Michalak

      @Fajar. Thanks for Yoy interest to my post. Cultural/creative economy in most common sense – a branch of economy concerned on business making by artists, where the output is a piece of art. Local cultural market it’s like a regular local market, but the product is a piece of art (for example a novel) or service like illustration for this novel, or proofreading or marketing campaign for a novel. Local means, author doesn’t go to the city to find editor or proofreader and so on, and customer doesn’t need to go to the city to find a new independent novel.I hope, now the terms are more clear. Now I’m planning to launch fully automatic online platform for artists. The main goal is to make from unemployed the entrepreneurs, so th ere will be a selfpublishing house, job fair, e-learning platform, marketing campanies guide and much more. Main functionalities I’ve described in my entry Be Indie: http://www.changemakers.com/powerofsmall/entries/be-indie. Of course I’m doing much more things – I’m the author and director of the local amateur theatre, art events organiser and curator, judge of many literacy competitions and I’m the atr-enterpreneur, too :)

      669 days ago


    • Fajar Anugerah

      Interesting concept and model of collaboration. For some of creative economy sub-sector (publishing, graphic design, etc) the concept (of using online collaboration platform) would be more applicable/easier than some others (performance, craft, etc). This is particularly true if there is infrastructure constraints (sharing video is not allowed due to bandwith limit, etc)…but I support any collaboration platform concept. I believe in sharing to develop solution and create added value activities/products/services

      666 days ago


  14. 671 days ago

    Kika Syafii

    Halo Mas Fajar
    Saya yang mengusulkan ide Taman Baca. Taman Baca yang bisa sekaligus untuk mengedukasi anak-anak dan ibu-ibu rumah tangga juga digunakan sebagai toko bahan kebutuhan masyarakat sekitar. Kebutuhan Bahan Pangan bisa disuplai oleh entrepreneur yang ada disekitarnya juga dengan sistem koperasi atau titip jual. Dimana dari masyarakat ke masyarakat, sekaligus juga untuk mengurangi toko-toko modern yang hanya memperkaya segelintir orang. Thanks.



    • Fajar Anugerah

      Halo Kika, idenya luar biasa sekali. Apakah Kika sudah mulai melakukan ini? Kalau sudah, silakan berbagi keberhasilan dan tantangannya ya….

      670 days ago


  15. 671 days ago

    Maher Helmi Wahba

    Dear Fajar
    Magic Formula for Indonesia produces 70 Million tons of rice per year which when milled will reject 16 Million tons husk to be gasified to generates 8 Thousands GWh/Year and will reject 4 Million tons burned rice husk char to produce 4-5 Million CarbonE Brick made from 85% waste of the waste renewable biomass CHAR.
    I am the winner of the Zero Award 2012 Green Architecture and participated the Power of Small competition hoping that my CarbonE Brick project would/could help others in need for free green electricity and affordable sustainable houses.
    My 3 E’s project objectives are:
    Economical Construction (bricks made of 85% no value waste of the waste)
    Ecological Equilibrium (Preserve our land mud natural resources exploited for clay bricks)
    Environmental Protection ( the non baked CarbonE Brick cures without the need of much polluted firing kilns that emit thousands of tons CO2 to open atmosphere)
    Indonesia will be able to save Thousands of US$ on fossil fuel used in clay brick kilns also please note that Indonesia can trade its carbon emissions as per CDM for 22 US$/Ton CO2.



    • Fajar Anugerah

      Dear Maher, thank you for sharing your success story. We’ve heard about what you’re doing from LGT VP. Maybe you’d like to share more in details, please send us an email, via secretariat@gep-indonesia.org. Thank you.

      670 days ago


    • Maher Helmi Wahba

      Thank you Fajar for your attention and interest in the CarbonE project and yes I will contact you by e-mail to further discuss details

      670 days ago


  16. 671 days ago

    Bo Ghirardelli

    Hi Fajar,
    Thanks for sharing your time and experiences! What are your thoughts on business incubators for young entrepreneurs, specifically necessity entrepreneurs? What incubator structures do you think are most effective and what do you think are the key levers of the incubator for successful micro- and small enterprise creation?



    • Fajar Anugerah

      Hi Bo, thank you for your inquiry and sorry for the late reply.

      670 days ago


    • Fajar Anugerah

      For business incubators to succeed in supporting young entrepreneurs, specifically those who become entrepreneurs by necessity…I think it should be very practical and allow the young entrepreneurs to do their market testing real quick. The mentors should be people whose level (of business scale and experience) not too far off. The incubator should also provide them opportunity to access microfunding to kickstart their businesses. Interning in the mentors business, with particular learning focus to help them able to ‘read market opportunities’ and actually sell products/services.

      670 days ago


  17. 672 days ago

    Marzena Zukowska

    Hi Fajar, I’m excited to hear your insights! So how are social enterprises distinct from both the private sector and from a traditional non-profit? What kind of structural differences have you seen?



    • Fajar Anugerah

      Ola Marzena. The social enterprises in Indonesia are very distinct in the fact that they have very clear and strong social/environmental purpose/s…they’re not ‘just’ a company trying to be socially and/ environmentally responsible…they exist because the founder/s wish to solve a problem. The strong and clear purpose is written down in their article of association. This is also evident in how they’re consistently focused on serving their purpose instead of maximising the profit for their shareholders. Most of them are also coop, if not in structure, at least in the spirit (decision making, ‘divident/profit-sharing scheme’)

      671 days ago


  18. 672 days ago

    Fajar Anugerah

    In Indonesia, I think, one of the most important things for a social enterprise to grow is actually their ‘social capital’…how they can involve their beneficiaries and stakeholders, to be as committed as the founders. Most successful social enterprises in Indonesia also have coop structure and although initially strongly driven by the founder/s personality, those who thrive have strong human resource management approach (preparing 2nd line team to take over from the founder/s).



  19. 672 days ago

    Fajar Anugerah

    Thanks for inviting us Dani. It’s a pleasure and honor to be able to discuss social entrepreneurship in Indonesia, something that I’m passionate about.
    I like the story of how Bina Swadaya started from a farmers association to grow into a big social enterprise that they are now, with various services and revenue streams. These includes farming and gardening magazine, farming input supplies, etc.



  20. 675 days ago

    Dani Matielo

    Dear Fajar, thank you for joining this conversation – it is a great pleasure to have you here and be able to share insights. I would like to ask you, after having worked to develop different social enterprises in Indonesia, what you think is the most interesting story that you have about a social enterprise you have worked with – why was it sucessful and what you think are the most important things for a social enterprise to grow and thrive? Thank you!