About the Programme

The Skills for Inclusive Digital Participation (SIDP) aims at building capacity of digitally excluded individuals (young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, women and Persons Living with Disabilities – PLWD) to help them develop the digital competencies they need to take part in digital life and online activities safely.

It also in the long term aims to contribute to enhancing the livelihoods of the target beneficiaries through entrepreneurship that leverages online resources and markets.

The project works with Community Level Trainers (CLTs) selected from digitally excluded groups, with support from Expert Level Trainers (ELTs) to deliver basic digital literacy and intermediate digital skills training to these excluded groups in three target locations in Indonesia, Kenya and Nigeria.

The training will be based on bespoke manuals and toolkits developed by project and tailored to the needs and aspirations of the target groups, cocreated by the CLTs and ELTs. The cocreated manuals will be built on recognised digital literacy frameworks and contextualised based on the representative lived experiences of the CLTs.

In Indonesia, SIDP programme will be implemented in South Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara and Papua.

Why SIDP

The Skills for Inclusive Digital Participation is funded project by Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The project will contribute to the digital inclusion goals of the UK Government’s Digital Access Programme (DAP) led by FCDO and in particular to its objective of building digital literacy and basic digital skills for underserved communities in order to make inclusive digital access locally relevant, meaningful and productive.

In Indonesia, Ministry of Communication and Informatics has launched the National Digital Literacy Program “Indonesia Makin Cakap Digital” in May 2021. The program supports to build capacity of digitally human resources in Indonesia to take part in digital life.

We hope that the project later can support/contribute to the President’s vision to speed up the digital transformation by preparing citizens with digital literacy skills as well as increasing the number of participants involved in digital literacy program.

The programme is connecting both Indonesia and UK resources for knowledge exchange and collaborations to reach and provide young people, disability and women with digital skills learning will enhance them to access livelihood opportunity and as solution for tackling digital divide in communities.

SIDP Launch 

The SIDP soft launch was organised on 21 October 2021 as part of Rural ICT Camp organised by Common Room Networks Foundation, FCDO Digital Access Program’s partner in Indonesia.

The launch initiative is an informative session for partners and wider society in relations to the programme implementation planning to share learning opportunity on digital skills particularly for excluded groups youth from lower social economics, disability and women in Indonesia. The project is curently opening opportunity to local champion to be trained as digital trainers and in return they will train digital skills to their respective communities.

The launch event consisted of information sharing and discussion sessions with the following speakers and attendees:

  • Representative of Ministry of Communications & Informatics; Ministry of women empowerment and child protection
  • Chris Agass Digital Access Program Lead Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office
  • Hugh Moffatt, British Council Country Director
  • NGOs & Communities particularly in Eastern part of Indonesia
  • Duta Digital from smart village – Kemendes program
  • SIDP partners & consultants
  • Civic Society/Community Organizations in digital literacy

*The recording of the launch will be uploaded on British Council Indonesia Youtube channel