UNFPA Indonesia in collaboration with the National Development Planning Board, Bappenas, organized a Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) Entry Meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday, 6 October.
Following the approval of the Fund’s Ninth Country Programme (CP9), by the UNFPA Executive Board in New York on 31 August, the seminar provided the opportunity for UNFPA and the partners involved toview a more detailed outline of UNFPA’s partnership with the Government of Indonesia for the next five years.
“The purpose of this CPAP entry meeting is to refresh our commitment to the outcomes and outputs of the CPD, and to review the focus areas where policy linkages can form the results of the CPAP for the next five years,” explained UNFPA Indonesia Representative Mr. Jose Ferraris.
“The changing priorities within UNFPA, as reflected with the 2014-2017 Strategic Plan and the Business Model, and Indonesia’s changing development status to a middle-income country, as reflected in the RPJMN 2015-2019, mean that UNFPA will be shifting away from service delivery and instead focus on upstream work – policy dialogue, advocacy and knowledge management.”
During his opening address, Dr. Ir. Subandi, MSc, the Deputy of Human Development, Community and Culture from Bappenas highlighted the linkages between UNFPA’s country programme outcomes and outputs and its links with the RPJMN and the newly-approved Sustainable Development Goals.
The CPAP entry meeting is the first step in a consultative process for drafting the CPAP, which will be finalized later this year. This process will allow all parties, including Bappenas, the Ministry of Health, the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN), the National Aids Commission, the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection and BPS-Statistics Indonesia, to discuss elements of the country programme before it is finalized.
There are four outcomes with five output areas for UNFPA Indonesia’s CP9 – integrated sexual and reproductive health, family planning, youth and adolescent sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and population dynamics and data.
For the sexual and reproductive health output, UNFPA Indonesia’s Reproductive Health NPO Ms. Melania Hidayat and the Programme Officer for HIV/AIDS Ms. Oldri Mukuan were joined by representatives from the Ministry of Health and the National AIDS Commission.
During the gender equality and women’s empowerment review UNFPA Indonesia’s NPO on Gender, Ms. Risya Ariyani Kori was joined by a representative from the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection. And for the outcome on population dynamics and data, UNFPA Indonesia’s NPO on Population and Development Mr. Richard Makalew was joined by Mr. Ahmad Taufik, Head of the Family Planning Sub-Directorate at Bappenas and Mr. Indra Surbakti, Head of the Demographic Statistics Sub-Directorate from BPS-Statistics Indonesia.
The ASRH and Youth output was presented by Ms. Margaretha Sitanggang, UNFPA Indonesia’s NPO for Youth and Adolescent and Sexual Health, and representatives from Bappenas, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Health.
The focus areas for each of the outputs were developed in response to the needs and priorities that were identified during two expert group meetings, the steering committee meeting, the country programme evaluation and the population situation analysis.
“They reflect UNFPA’s comparative advantage as well as the gaps and challenges identified during the consultation process and evaluation of the country programme,” said Mr. Ferraris, who added that the formal meetings for the development of UNFPA’s CP9 started almost one year ago.
The CPAP document is expected to be finalized by December.