Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
There is a huge percentage of labour force in Sukabumi (72% from total population), as well as increasing number of youth population. Despite of it's fast growing in farming, plantation, trading & industrial sectors, only 18,29% of the job seekers are being employed (based on information from government body for social, workforce & disaster reduction in Sukabumi). Kampung Budaya Bobojong (Bobojong Culture Village) will focus on providing space for interaction & collaboration to improve access to information, knowledge, as well capacity building, skills & creativity to narrowing the gap between the job seeker & actual employment. In the future, these up skilled labour force are expected to take part in elevating local economic growth.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
As the organisation also aims to empower local communities through institutional development, Common Room took part in establishing several local institution such as Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF) in 2008. From 2009 to 2013, Common Room has launched 736 program & activities, approximately 122 events per year, involving more than 10.000 people, mostly the youth. Since 2012, Common Room has been supporting policy making process that encourage collaboration between government bodies, civil society organisations, academicians & practitioners through West Java Committee for Creative Economy Development. With this success story, Common Room expect to expand its program in another region, empower more youth & encourage more collaboration, so it will create a broader impact in creating the better environment for the development of creative economy & sustainable future in Jawa Barat province.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
This project will become a pilot project that offers a new approach on the particular issues in the province. Apart from farmhouse & creative space development, the project will also construct a new narrative that renders civic participation in addressing local & regional problem, especially in building a bridge that support reciprocal collaboration between urban & rural community. In the future, the project will add a new insight in policy making process, including independent replication & adoption in other area who have similar challenge & problem.