Jentera Desa

Jalan Sukasari Nomor 26, Kampung Sukasari RT003/RW007 Desa Cimenyan, Kabupaten Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
Phone +62 22 7233254 jenteradesa@gmail.com

JENTERA DESA or ‘wheel of village’ (Indonesian) is a non-profit organization founded by a group of Indonesian researchers and experts (mostly female) from various government and non-government institutions. With the tagline “Gender – Energy – Empowerment”, JENTERA DESA aims to increase gender role in community-based sustainable energy, care for environment, and poverty alleviation. The idea to form this organization begins with unsatisfactory results of governmental approach to sustainable energy projects for rural community. This group believes that new approach must be introduced, where female community member must be given bigger role to ensure its success, while also improving household economy and tackling environmental issues.

Even though most of the members are government employee, Jentera Desa intends to use different approach than is usually used by government, because government budgeting has several shortages that oftentimes cause failures or ineffectiveness of governmental programs, for example:

  • Government projects are tied to yearly budget, beginning in around May and must end in December, thus, it is not flexible
  • Most of government projects are target-oriented with no follow-ups and no facilitators placed in the field
  • Cultural and social aspects are often neglected in governmental projects
  • Governmental projects are often focus more strongly on administrative process rather than outputs.

Thus, in initial implementation of its concept (1 to 3 years) the Jentera Desa foundation will rely more on small grants and corporate social responsibility (CSR) fund from private companies. It is expected that after solidification, fine-tuning, and improvement of the gender inclusion in sustainable energy concept, the concept can be communicated to local and national government to be applied in other locations. Other forms of sustainable energy technology (small hydro, solar cell, biomass, etc.) are projected to be developed by Jentera Desa in the next stage of implementation (after 3 years) in other suitable locations.

In the early implementation stage of its project, other than housewives/girls of the family who are livestock farmers, it will involve government offices (forestry, energy, animal husbandry, cooperation), local village administration, and research centers to improve the effectiveness and design of renewable energy technology (LIPI, BPPT, BIRU, ITB, and other NGOs).


Organization


Projects

CIPAGERAN VILLAGE

Biogas and Vermicomposting

Description:

  • Mostly dairy cattle farm
  • Excellent management of milk production
  • Available prospective gender actor
  • No intervention of livestock waste for energy
  • 2 Group of housewives already established

Intervention plan:

  1. Design existing livestock waste dump site to be used as bio-digester (fixed dome style)
  2. Introduce the integrated livestock waste processing
July 2018 - Present

CISARUA VILLAGE, LEMBANG

Biogas and Vermicomposting

Description:

  • Mostly dairy cattle farm
  • Excellent management of milk production
  • Available prospective gender actor
  • No intervention of livestock waste for energy
  • 2 Group of housewives already established

Intervention plan:

  1. Design existing livestock waste dump site to be used as bio-digester (fixed dome style)
  2. Introduce the integrated livestock waste processing
October 2018 - Present

BATU LOCENG SUNTENJAYA, LEMBANG

Biogas and Vermicomposting

Description:

  • Mostly dairy cattle farm
  • Available bio-digester technology, not optimal (about 10% of total livestock)
  • Available of other production of livestock waste (vermicomposting)
  • Available prospective gender actor
  • Excellent management of milk production

Intervention plan:

  1. Expansion of existing waste processing by picking 3 households as model of implementation
  2. Introduction of integrated livestock waste processing
December 2018 - Present