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Indonesia

International Training - At Home and Away

The Centre for Community Based Research has provided training to  Indonesian scholars and government officials since 2013. The training focused on building capacity for university-community engagement through community-based research (CBR). The training has been held at CCBR in Kitchener Waterloo as well as in Indonesia. 

The training was part of a larger Government of Canada initiative called Supporting Islamic Leadership in Indonesia - the Local Leadership for Development (SILE/LLD), designed to support democratic governance and enhance local participation in decision-making processes.

Training at Home

The first delegation of Indonesian scholars and government officials visited CCBR in 2013 in cooperation with the Institute of Governance in Ottawa. As their testimonial shows, they found the training at CCBR to be intriguing and well done. A few of the most recent visits are further outlined below.

NOVEMBER 2016

Eight guests arrived at CCBR for two weeks of training and support from November 7-18, 2016. They participated in a number of educational workshops related to CBR, and worked on developing their own CBR projects, proposals, and articles with the support of CCBR staff.

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DECEMBER 2014

Fifteen guests arrived at CCBR in December 2014. They participated in 8 days of CBR training, with several evening outings around the Waterloo Region.

The Indonesian guests enjoyed their training in CBR methodology. As one participant explained, "[It is] inspiring me to do the best for my community, [and] for my program in community engagement". How could we have made it better? "More than 10 days" another explained. 

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OCTOBER 2014

A group of 6 delegates  attended five days of training at CCBR in October 2014. CCBR staff provided in-house lectures on CBR as well as site visits to local universities and community agencies. In addition, the delegates attended CCBR's weekly participatory action research course with students from Renison University College and the University of Waterloo (see photo below).

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International Training - Indonesia

*Summer 2016*

In June 2016, CCBR led an intensive three-week advanced training program on CBR in Indonesia. CCBR Co-Directors Joanna Ochocka and Rich Janzen led the training sessions and consultations for approximately 45 academics from UINs in Surabaya and Makassar.

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As a result of this visit, workshop participants, as well as staff at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA), developed a much deeper understanding of - and appreciation for - CBR.

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*Spring 2015*

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In April 2015, Rich Janzen (Research Director, CCBR) travelled to Indonesia for 3 weeks to continue training in CBR. While there, he helped academics at two universities in the initial stages of their own community-based research projects.

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Rich worked with about 70 academics from UINs in Surabaya and Makassar, as well as staff at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA).

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*Summer 2014*

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In the summer of 2014, Joanna Ochocka, CCBR's executive director, travelled to Indonesia for 3 weeks to train Indonesian scholars and government officials on community-based research.

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Joanna was hosted at UIN Alauddin in Makassar (see above), on the island of South Sulawesi and at UIN Sunan Ampel in Surabaya (see below), on the island of Java.

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Joanna also was invited to meetings with government officials at the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Jakarta. In addition to providing training lectures,Joanna was invited to be a guest speaker at various university gatherings (see below).

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