On 27-28 February and 1-2 March 2023, UNDP Indonesia, in partnership with the Embassy of Japan and the Foundation For International Human Rights Reporting Standards (FIHRRST), organized an information and training session on the Business & Human Rights (B+HR) Academy in Indonesia. The B+HR Academy is a three-step human rights due diligence guidance service for companies and their suppliers.
The opening remarks were given by Mr. Siprianus Bate Soro, Team Leader for Democratic Governance and Poverty Reduction Unit, UNDP Indonesia, followed by Mr. Hiroki Sasaki, Labour Attaché, Economic Section, Embassy of Japan in Indonesia. Mr. Nakatani Gen, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan for international human rights issues also delivered opening remarks.
Before the training began, there was an introductory session given by Sagita Adesywi who gave a review of current and potential future mandatory norms impacting the implementation of human rights due diligence (HRDD) in Indonesia. A second introductory session was given by Mr. Ichwan Milono from the MoLHR who explained PRISMA. Followed by sharing experiences about the HRDD session from BUMI.
For another group, Sagita Adesywi again gave a review of current or future mandatory norms impacting the implementation of HRDD in Indonesia. This was followed by sharing experiences about the HRDD session from BUMI. The final introductory session was presented by Tauvik Muhammad, a labor expert, who explained the concept of decent work.
Before the training sessions began in earnest, Ms. Tequila Bester from FIHRRST presented the Closed Door Dissemination of Context Assessment Report.
The training session was given by the FIHRRST Operational Director, Mr. Ali Rahmadi, and the FIHRRST Business and Human Rights Specialist, Ms Ratih Ananda Putri, who gave an introduction to business and human rights, HRDD, and remedies. FIHRRST also gave several quizzes and case studies to deepen participant understanding.