Migunani is a not for profit organization based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Our passion is in knowledge works, a knowledge crafter with a mission to improve our knowledge about Indonesia and to develop the nation’s intellectual life. We focus on research and empowerment, especially on turning knowledge into practice and knowledge to policy initiatives.
We have been a reliable knowledge partner of some development initiatives managed by international organizations such as UNICEF, Save the Children, Plan International, World Bank, Australian Embassy (DFAT) and local government. For quality assurance of its works, Migunani maintains a network with international organizations such as Erasmus University Netherlands, IOD PARC UK, and IDRC Canada.
Migunani believes in a principle that good policy and practice should be informed by different types of evidence, not only scientific evidence; a multiple currency of knowledge environment instead of a single currency regime. This principle guides our approach in conducting research and empowerment. Migunani applies the “live in” approach in our works as a mechanism to give the voices for different types of knowledge. This approach is based on our experience that many research and empowerment works in Indonesia failed because they presented “inauthentic attitudes to place”, meaning that the understanding about culture or local wisdom, local identity and local values was absence during the implementation of community development project.
Ability to source highly skilled talent and advisers with strong financial credentials
The Team Leader, Senior Research Specialist and Migunani have all worked together and each of us has unique contributions including the social network brought in the team. Migunani has experience in using NVivo for qualitative study as well as statistical software such as SPSS and Stata. The qualitative researcher to be assigned for this research in majority are sourced from our “knowledge community” network.
Understands and has experience working with NGOs in Indonesia
Migunani itself is a part of Indonesian Society for Social Transformation network and we have also grassroots level activities as a venue for us to turn our knowledge into practice. In addition to that, most of our research works were developed and done with and for NGOs in Indonesia, for example 16 local NGOs partners of the Asia Foundation Jakarta, 10 Hivos partners, Plan International’s partner NGOs.
Robust financial and legal processes in place to administer contracts effectively
Although Migunani is a not for profit organisation, due to its legal form as “Comanditaire Vennootshcap-CV”, Migunani is governed by private sector financial and administration standards and we use separated booking and we had experience receiving direct funds from DFAT in 2011-2012 for evaluation of BOS Training Program (contract value AUD 300,000).
Migunani has worked in collaboration with numerous local and international researchers and research institution who conduct scientific research in Indonesia, such as IOD PARC-UK in conducting study of child protection system building approach in 4 regions in Indonesia and Universalia-Canada in conducting study of Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia. Our clients are those who had initiatives and willingness to document knowledge as a base of analysis and as lesson learned of projects, including MAMPU USAID, Save the Children, Plan International, World Vision Indonesia, UNICEF, World Bank, DFAT (previously Ausaid), Care Indonesia, Oxfam, Handicap International Federation, Mercy Corps Indonesia, and The Asian Foundation.
- Social Study
- Disaster Risk Reduction
- Community Development
- Social Protection