Saturday, November 30, 2013

Call for App: JENESYS 2.0

Source: JPF (Japan Foundation)

-Selection for JENESYS 2.0 Study Trip to Japan-
Hosted by
The Japan Foundation, Jakarta
(In Collaboration with The Embassy of Japan in Indonesia)
Application deadline: December 17th , 2013

Why youth competition now?
Indonesia and Japan are both countries where we have a lot of natural disasters. Especially after the March-11-earthquake in 2011, more people have become aware that there are values and lessons we can learn from the crisis in order to be more prepared for the disasters in the future.

The youth, are the agents of change that determine what the future will be. In Indonesia, the wave of young people’s participation in giving social contribution is growing fast in various issue-areas, including disaster as one of the major problem faced by Indonesia, today.

Seeing this spirit and momentum of fast-growing youth participations, The Japan Foundation, Jakarta encourage Indonesian youth proactive involvement on disaster reconstruction and to convey knowledge on education for disaster prevention through a competition in showing past activities as well as proposing what you can build as improved or new projects for disaster education. Thus, here we announce the call for application for the Youth Competition for Disaster Education.

What is your contribution to the community development? How do you improve your activities? Are you motivated enough to learn from Japanese experiences? –If you are ready to answer to these questions, please read the following details, and prepare for the application!

The 24 winners (or six organizations/groups) will be awarded as the part of the JENESYS 2.0 program in February and/or March 2014 to participate in the 10 to 14 days of study trip to Japan and to contribute in experiencing the reconstruction efforts of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Who can apply?
*please read carefully

- Organization or group which has records of activities in the field of community building, including disaster and education in Indonesia, in helping post-disaster reconstruction including charitable fund-raising, or engaged in children, handicapped & elderly care, in deal with LGBT issues, women’s empowerment, and others. Application is based on organization or group, not on individual.
- Applying organization does not need to hold formal legal status. Both formally registered organization or informal group under an organizational name are eligible.
- Applying organization/group and members are eager to learn from Japan’s experience of post-disaster recovery and disaster preparedness.
- Each applying organization/group should be consisted of 4 individual members. The composition of the 4 individuals has to be 2 male and 2 female.
- Individual members have to be equal or under 28 years old, as of the date of application (December 17th, 2013).
- Each individual member has to be an active university or graduate student (who presents student ID and an official letter from university certifying that he/she is a student there) and has Indonesian nationality. An official letter issued by university, faculty or department is accepted.
- If there are several groups within an organization, it is ok that more than one group applies from the same organization, as far as they are different groups with different group members for each.
- Individual members have to be able to participate in the whole program in English.
- The individual members have to be in good physical and mental condition.
- Application reached at the Japan Foundation, Jakarta after the deadline will not be accepted.
- Please make sure that all members can participate in the whole screening process as well as in case of being accepted, also to the trip to Japan.

Selection Process:
1. Document Selection:

Applicants have to download and fill the application form and submit it back before the deadline, along with any other required documents.
2. Video Project Selection (Final Round):
20 finalists which passed the Document Selection have to make a video and upload it to Youtube. Instruction and information about Video Project Selection will be announced later, directly to the finalists.

What should I prepare and submit?
Please prepare and submit the following documents.
a. Application Form
b. Photocopy of student ID card of each group members
c. Official letter from university, faculty or department, certifying that each group members are still enrolling as university students.
d. Attachments of any kind of supporting documents (if any).
Note: Application Form can be downloaded at the end of this page.

Where should I send the documents?
Please submit by attaching all the documents to an email and send it to Mr. Adhi or Mr. Khemal at under email subject, “YOUTH COMPETITION FOR DISASTER EDUCATION/Group’s Name”.

When is the deadline? And when do we present? Don’t be late!
November 29th, 2013 Call for application started.
December 17th, 2013 Application deadline (by 12:00, Jakarta time, GMT +7). Document screening starts (first round selection).
Late December, 2013 Notification of the result for the first round selection. Invitation for the final round selection/video project selection.
January 10th, 2014 Video Project deadline to upload to YouTube (final round selection).
January 10th – 19th , 2014 Video screening and scoring
January 24th, 2014 Final nominees announced
Late February – Early March, 2014 (date still tentative) Trip to Japan (10-14 days)
If you have questions, please contact our staff member!
Purwoko Adhi Nugroho (Mr.)
Assistant Program Officer
Japanese Studies & Intellectual Exchange Section
The Japan Foundation, Jakarta
Tel +62-21-520-1266
Fax +62-21-525-5159
Mobile +62-811-168-0824

Khemal Sundah Prasasti (Mr.)
Japanese Studies & Intellectual Exchange Section
The Japan Foundation, Jakarta
Tel +62-21-520-1266
Fax +62-21-525-5159
Mobile +62-81-1180-1480

On behalf of the organizers, we are looking forward to seeing many enthusiastic applications from all around Indonesia! Tell your friends about this program via Facebook, Twitter, etc!