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Inclusive Islands Program is looking for local initiators who wants to develop themselves and their local communities!

In collaboration with the British Council and the Social Enterprise Academy UK, PLUS launched this program with the aim of developing the leadership capabilities of social entrepreneurs in 5 cities spreading across 4 islands in Indonesia.

This program will be opened for local initiators (#ImpactInitiators) from MEDAN, PADANG, PONTIANAK, MAKASSAR and JAYAPURA.

Four (4) representatives from each selected city will take part in the following series of events:


So, are you the impact initiator we're looking for?


  • April 30, 2019

    Submission deadline

  • Mar 28, 2019

    May 6, 2019

    Selected participant announcement

  • May 7 - June 30, 2019

    Participants’ Introduction and challenge mapping (online)

  • Mar 28, 2019

    July 1-5, 2019

    Bootcamp in Jakarta

  • July - December 2019

    Online consultation and coaching

  • Mar 28, 2019

    January - February 2020

    Impact Initiator community launching in 5 cities


  • Originally from and / or planning to settle for at least the next 2 years in Medan / Padang / Pontianak / Makassar / Jayapura

  • Running a social business or in the process of developing a prototype of a social enterprise with youth or women as the beneficiaries

  • Active in a community and have a strong desire to build the local community

  • Committed to participating in the activities of this program

What Will You Gain Through This Program?

The opportunity to learn how to have strong leadership skills both in social business and in the local community

Connections with social enterprise ecosystem players and relevant communities from various islands in Indonesia

Online business assistance in accordance with needs of the social enterprises run by the local initators with the focus on business and impact sustainability.

The Inclusive Islands program is also the first step in PLUS's long term plan to form an offline community where the local initiators will become PLUS's partners in developing the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in their area.

More About the Program

Program activities:

  • Leadership bootcamp
    Selected local initiators will attend an intensive 5-day training in Jakarta hosted by the Social Enterprise Academy UK. Participants will not only learn about leadership,the local initiators will also get a chance to hone their entrepreneurship skills through social entrepreneurship classes during the bootcamp.
  • Business development support
    In addition to the bootcamp, local initiators will receive regular online consultation and assistance from PLUS team and relevant parties who can help develop their social enterprises.
  • Community building support
    The local initiators will also be provided with the knowledge and opportunities to apply skills in developing and mobilizing communities in their cities. At the end of the program there will be the launch of the Impact Initiator community in the 5 cities.

About the Social Enterprise Academy

Social Enterprise Academy, a social enterprise headquartered in Scotland, UK is here to share transformational learning & development that focuses on leadership, entrepreneurship, impact and personal development for organisations supporting social enterprises throughout the world. Social Enterprise Academy has 14 years of experience in providing business, financial and business networking training. Using learning techniques tailored to individual abilities and needs, Social Enterprise Academy offers a more comprehensive learning experience than training in general.

About PLUS

PLUS exists to support and develop a social entrepreneurial ecosystem in Indonesia through consultation, research and social innovation programs. Uniting experience from the unique remote islands contexts of Indonesia and Scotland, this partnership between PLUS and the Social Enterprise Academy aims to create a transformational change in scale and resilience of Indonesia’s support ecosystem for inclusive and creative enterprises in remote communities.

About the British Council and the DICE Program

This program is an initiative of the British Council, through the DICE (Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies) Collaboration Grant that supports the development of creative and social enterprises in the UK and five major developing countries, one of which is Indonesia.

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