"On January 17th 2013 Jose Cordovilla -the Team Leader of Kogas' Project IWSSI (Indonesia Water Supply and Sanitation Institute)- made a presentation about the initiative at the Indonesia Water and Wastewater Expo and Forum 2013. The conference was held in Jakarta.The presentation was part of the Forum about Water Operator Partnerships (WOPs). WOPs are twinning arrangements between two or more operators where one operator acts as a mentor and transfer knowledge about certain operational and organizational aspects in order to help the recipient operator improve their performance.
The IWSSI project is funded by AusAid and managed by the ADB. Its purpose is the building of capacity in water and wastewater operators in Indonesia, through the creation of a training and professional certification academy.
One of the main purposes of the IWSSI will be the gathering and dissemination of knowledge and skills products that result from the WOPs, so that all operators in Indonesia can benefit from the lessons learnt in the one-to-one twinnings.
The audience of the presentation was composed mainly of managers from a number of PDAMs in Indonesia. Jose Cordovilla explained the background of the IWSSI project, the objectives, a brief description of the project progress and implementation challenges."
In September 2012 the Asian Development Bank selected KOGAS as preferred consultant to undertake the study ADB TA-7739 Supporting Water Operators' Partnerships - Indonesia Water Supply and Sanitation Institute (IWSSI)(44090-012). The contract was signed shortly after and the project started on October 10th 2012.The main objective of the project is to accelerate the building of capacity in urban water and sanitation services in Indonesia, through the creation of a training and professional certification body for water and wastewater operators.
The priority is therefore to address one of the three pillars of water governance –capacity building, the other two being policy and control. The addressing of this problem has three interacting levels of action:
• Characterization of competency, to define the key areas of knowledge and skills, and to assist in the development of policies and regulations;
• Competency-based structured training, to realize the transfer of knowledge and building of skills onto the target groups;
• Competency-based professional certification, to create a mechanism of standardisation of professional competence as well as an incentive for continuing development of competencies in the industry.
The project team has carried out preliminary research during the first six weeks of the project to determine the current state of affairs and produce a working baseline for refining the scope and direction of the work during the remainder of the project.
This initial research exercise has included many meetings with stakeholders: water operators, wastewater operators, PU, BBPSPAM, FORKALIM,PERPAMSI, INDII, ADB Resident Mission, WASPOLA, and more.
The next phase of our project will carry out further research about the institutions involved in the model, the existing programmes, the existing resources for training delivery (training centres), and so on.
The final outcome of the project shall include:
• A model and business plan for the creation of a training and professional certification body, including resources required, curriculum, selection criteria, delivery mechanism and monitoring and evaluation measures;
• A complementing strategy for the strengthening of the training delivery centres (centres of excellence);
• A development path, representing the possible scenarios of development of training and certification demand and supply;
• Recommendations for policy making."
Jose Cordovilla, Project Team Leader
At 10 October 2012 on “Kick-off” meeting with Mr. Javier as ADB Project Officer
Inception workshop in Golden Boutique Hotel, Melawai Jakarta “Mr. Jose gives presentation of Inception report IWSSI”
Mr. Dwityo Soeranto opened the Workshop at The Golden Boutique Hotel
Participant of the Inception Workshop 23 November 2012
Including official from Cipta Karya, Balai Teknik Wiyung Surabaya, Balai Teknik Bekasi, Mrs. Anne Joselin of AUSAID and Mr. Eko Purwanto of BAPPENAS
PAMSIMAS is a significant contribution to the Indonesian government’s efforts to improve local development. It could raise the economic and health status of poor income communities and speed up the progress of achievement for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The project aim is to strengthen the local governments’ capacity to fulfill their responsibilities for improving access to water and sanitation for rural villages as well as to improve community hygiene behavior. The differences between this project and the earlier projects are commitment of resources for nationwide advocacy and coalition-building efforts. It is also align for institutional incentives to support the mainstreaming and scaling up of the Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach to Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) at provincial, district and village levels, involving government, civil society and the private sector. PAMSIMAS is underpinned by a national policy for WSS which has strong and broad support from various stakeholders in the Government and the donor community. The Government will use PAMSIMAS as one of the implementation mechanisms for developing a framework to support this policy and there are already indications of a very high demand from communities and districts to join the program.
The objective of PAMSIMAS is to increase the number of low-income rural and peri-urban populations accessing improved water and sanitation facilities and practicing improved hygiene behaviors as part of the Recipient’s efforts to achieve WSS-MDGs, through programmatic mainstreaming and scaling-up of a nationwide community-driven approach.
In October 2009, PAMSIMAS work together to handle the project which named Third Water Supply and Sanitation for Low Income Communities Project (WSLIC-3) PAMSIMAS. Cooperation undertaken by PT. KOGAS DRIYAP CONSULTANT as the party that provides consulting in a variety of ways. With this, in the scope of work are:
• Community Empowerment and Local Institutional Development;
• Increased Health and Behavior Hygiene and Sanitation;
• Provision of Drinking Water and Sanitation;
• Incentives for Rural / Urban and District / City and
• Implementation Support and Project Management.
Pamsimas program objective is to improve access to drinking water and sanitation services for poor rural communities especially in underdeveloped villages and communities in the peri-urban.
In more detail Pamsimas program aims to:
• Improve practice clean and healthy living in the community;
• Increase the number of people with access to drinking water and sanitation sustainable
• Increase the capacity of communities and local institutions (government and society) in the implementation of water and sanitation services-based society;
• Improve the effectiveness and long-term sustainability of infrastructure development for water supply and sanitation, community-based;
Objectives of this program are the poor in rural and peri-urban which have a higher prevalence of water-related diseases are high and do not get access to water and sanitation services. And this project starting in October 2009 until March 2014.