Published on Monday, 23 December 2013 10:58
Similar to previous years, the year 2012 has likewise been a hectic period for PEKKA activists. It was the time for pressing on with efforts to organize communities in 18 provinces where PEKKA operates, facilitate a broad range of activities to strengthen and build the capacity of communities and women household heads, support their advocacy agenda mainly associated with access to justice, and guide them in finding viable solutions to various issues and concerns that occur within the community. Furthermore, in 2012 PEKKA has made a significant breakthrough by initiating the Community-Based Welfare Monitoring System known as SPKBK (Sistem Pemantauan Kesejahteraan Berbasis Komunitas). By working in concert with SMERU, a leading research institute in Indonesia, with financial support from AUSAID, PEKKA has built the confidence to conduct the SPKBK community research by deploying all available resources, primarily organized communities of women household heads. SPKBK-PEKKA is expected to generate data at the community level necessary to support more effective and efficient allocation of budgetary funds and development resources. This process also provides PEKKA activists with invaluable learning opportunities.
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