05 December 2008 - 06 December 2008
Indonesia - IVD events
Jakarta: Joint forces to promote volunteerism for change
The event will be celebrated over two days, 5-6 December. On the first day, a number of national and international volunteer organizations such as Red Cross, AUSaid, AVI, CUSO, NDI jointly with the State Secretariat and Ministry of Social Welfare will participate in a workshop to discuss how best to work together to support the Government in the promotion of volunteerism and how best to facilitate volunteer networks and support volunteers around the country.
The event will take place at the State Secretariat and will be inaugurated by the representative of Ministry of Social Welfare, the Australian Ambassador and representative from UNDP.
On the second day IVD will be celebrated in a central public park with a photo exhibition of volunteers in action, art performances, music performances, celebrities, free food, and a signing for peace. A number of volunteer organizations will attend, as well as positive networks, disability groups, embassies, UN agencies, INGO and NGOS, universities, schools and the media. The Governor will open the event.
East Kalimantan: Greening growth on IVD
The mangrove ecosystem in the Mahakam Delta in East Kalimantan is in a critical situation, reaching the destruction of 80 percent of its total 100,000 hectares. National UNV volunteers are working with local communities and other local stakeholders in the context of local capacity development, community empowerment, and participation and mobilization of volunteers for the sustainable management of natural resources.
During IVD, young people from the local schools will learn about the benefits of mangrove rehabilitation for the ecosystem and will be involved in the plantation of mangroves and in a drawing contest with the theme 'greening growth'.