New Zealand and UGM has signed a Partnership Agreement which will take the relationship forward built on previous cooperation activities, including on sustainable economic and livelihood opportunity, human crises and conflict prevention, disaster risk management, and renewable energy. This partnership arrangement is an innovative instrument that will enable New Zealand government agencies to increase their cooperation with UGM.
The objectives of this arrangement is to deepen engagement and cooperation between New Zealand Government (represented by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade/ MFAT) and UGM in supporting the sustainable development including its human resources and capacities to address significant development challenges of the Eastern part of Indonesia. The Arrangement also seeks to identify and pursue opportunities of mutual benefit that support MFATâ€™s and UGMâ€™s combined strategic focus. Within the auspices of mutual cooperation and the pursuit of the abovementioned goal, MFAT intends to provide financial support under the scheme of Community Resilience and Economic Development Programme (CaRED) for UGM.
Outcomes/ Result Framework
Strengthen economic and sustainable development and opening up more livelihood opportunities for communities; improve local government and community capacity in managing and addressing adverse events and human crises such as disaster risk management and reduction, the energy crisis, and environment and human rights issues; and improve the quality of Indonesian tertiary education by supporting education and research within UGM and promoting joint research and educational activities in cooperation with NZ universities.
Program Areas and Activities
CaRED promotes activities that improve sustainable development particularly in Eastern Indonesia and are implemented in the following areas:
- Sustainable economic and livelihood opportunities;
- Human crises and conflict prevention;
- Disaster risk management; and
- Renewable energy.
There are three activity types: Research and/ or Community Development, Training and Workshops, and Technical Assistance support the projects throughout Indonesia with Eastern Indonesia as the priority area. The CaRED Programme runs for five years from January 2014 till November 2018 with total funding from both MFAT and UGM up to IDR 30,365,620,000.
For further information the CaRED Secretariat can be contacted at:
UGM CaRED Programme Secretariat
Gedung Pusat UGM, South Wing, 3rd Floor, Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta, 55281
Telephone: +62-274-6491832, 64982312
Website : www.oia.ugm.ac.id