Papuans Need Managerial Skills

There are many areas of businesses such as agriculture, commerce and fisheries, a Papuan can choose to achieve success. Dasril Sahari, the Chairman of Papuan Regional Board for Indonesian Youth Entrepreneur Association, called HIPMI, said Papuans need to improve managerial skills to develop their businesses.

“It is necessary to improve managerial skills as they are required to smooth a company or an organization,” said Dasril Sahari.

He explained many Papuans are trying to start a business yet find it difficult to develop. They are lacking of managerial skill and get failed. According to him, this failure is due to strong cultural influences that supposed to be separated from business.

“Actually, I observed some weaknesses of our brothers in Papua. They have a very strong family relationship and are unable to see their family in suffer. So it is difficult for them to distinguish between personal and corporate revenues.  Everything is mixed up. It is not clear to see a line between revenues and losses. Sometimes it inhibits our Papuan colleagues. They got Rp20billion or Rp10billion projects but the production is low because of the culture,” Dasril explained.

He will address the issue as one of his 2017-2020 program of work period. He will also encourage students to become entrepreneurs.

“We have HIPMI goes to school and HIPMI goes to school programs. We are going to empower societies. We are going to convey an encouraging message so they are able to think out of the box,” he said.

We saw evidence that SMEs were the backbone for Indonesia economy during the 1998 crisis. We can use that example to attract students’ interests to start business.

Yohana Susana Yembise, Minister for Women Empowerment and Child Protection of Indonesia attended Security Council Meeting

The 7898th Security Council Meeting : Prevention, Protection, Prosecution Stressed as Security Council Holds Open Debate on Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery, Forced Labour in Conflict Situations was held in UN Headquarter, New York (15/03). As the Council considered trafficking in persons, forced labour, slavery and other similar conflict-situation practices, Secretary-General António Guterres said 21 million people around the world faced forced labour and extreme exploitation, while the perpetrators reaped annual profits estimated at $150 billion.  Beyond numbers was the human toll of lives cut short and families and societies torn apart amid gross violations of human rights and international humanitarian.

In many cases, he continued, people smugglers coerced individuals for profit yet impunity prevailed, with hardly any convictions for trafficking-related crimes, either in conflict situations or elsewhere.  Emphasizing that much more could be done to prevent or punish the crime, he said that, since trafficking did not respect borders, Member States must strengthen cooperation on law enforcement, investigations and intelligence-sharing.  Meanwhile, underlying vulnerabilities must be addressed by empowering girls through education, ensuring respect for the rights of minorities and establishing safe and legal migration channels.

Indonesia delegate who attended this meeting is Yohana Susana Yembise, Minister for Women Empowerment and Child Protection of Indonesia. Yohana Susana Yembise is known as the first Indonesian female Minister from Papua province. In this meeting, Minister Yembise said there was an immediate obligation to provide safety to victims of human trafficking.  Describing trafficking as a cross-border problem requiring a cross-border solution, she outlined ways in which the Asia-Pacific region was handling human trafficking through coordination and cooperation.  Law enforcement and cooperation on extradition would help in fighting human smugglers, she added.  It was also vital to taking into account the nexus between preventing conflict and sustaining peace.  Peacekeeping efforts must be geared towards building trust and confidence among all parties, she said, underlining that recognizing and responding to human trafficking should be part of the training for humanitarian personnel and peacekeepers.