Community Economic Development
The Indonesian Parrot Project is proud to be partnering with Planet Indonesia to create sustainable development for the local communities in the areas where our projects are located.
Together we will identify sustainable profit-making strategies by founding communal business groups to help individuals increase local income.
We facilitate a participatory process to design and establish small business groups that directly address the community’s needs and operate based on local values, traditions, and customs. Planet Indonesia’s experience will provide skill training, mentoring, services, and motivation for communities to realize the sustainable profit-making possibilities within their environment.
The flexibility and scalability of our high-impact model is unique in that villagers “own” the outputs of each program, lending to the long-term sustainability of each of our initiatives.
The approach is an innovative method to incentivize conservation and community development at the grassroots level. We help low-income communities to a better life by providing economic benefits for preserving local resources and customs. Each of our programs mobilizes communities by integrating sustainable local business models into our conservation and cultural preservation initiatives.
We embrace a “bottom-up” approach, helping constituents own every step of the planning, implementation, and managing of initiatives, as we understand this to be essential for long-lasting, sustainable change. The main goals of our approach are to assist communities achieve financial self-reliance and promote ecologically sound economic development.
We often refer to our method as a social fusion of development and environmental work. We believe there is a connection between economics, people, culture, and our environment. When these aspects fall out of balance our world suffers.
There are seventeen global goals for sustainable development:
- No poverty
- Zero hunger
- Good health and well-being
- Quality education
- Gender equality
- Clean water and sanitation
- Affordable and clean energy
- Decent work and economic growth
- Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- Reduced inequalities
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action
- Life below water
- Life on land
- Peace, justice and strong institutions
- Partnerships to reach the goals
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