Group photo of UN Volutneers with Ms. Anita Nirody, the Resident Coordinator of the UN Indonesia
UNV Indonesia organizes group learning for UN volunteers serving in the country
Group learning of the UN Volunteers (UNV) programme, ‘Capacity Development Learning Facility’, was organized between 3-5 July 2017 in Jakarta to help UN volunteers serve as valuable and productive workforce with enhanced self-confidence and leadership.
The overall objective of the learning was to build the UN volunteers’ self-confidence, leadership and high impact communication skills. In addition, the learning was aimed at enhancing the volunteers’ self-management and inter-personal skills for more productive and rewarding UNV assignments. The platform also facilitated better networking and team building among current serving UN volunteers. The full 3-day learning sessions were facilitated by the Indonesia Professional Training Center, with experts invited for respective areas.
Besides the training, a regular meet-up among the UN volunteers serving in Indonesia is held every month. The benefits of the meeting include updating each other with current activities, sharing experiences and peer learning on specific thematic areas of their assignments, among many others. Beyond the group training, UNV Field Unit Indonesia will continue productive learning through knowledge exchange and small volunteer initiatives.
Currently, twenty five UN volunteers (13 National; 12 International) are serving in Indonesia at ten different UN agencies. Seven more volunteers will start their assignment in coming months.