“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Indonesia gets US$20 million in grants for elections

The Jakarta Post, JAKARTA |Sat, 03/07/2009 11:10 AM  

Donor nations have committed US$20.2 million in grants to Indonesia through multilateral and bilateral schemes  intended to support the country’s democratic elections later this year.

The money will be used to strengthen the capacity of the General Elections Commission (KPU), the Supervisory Elections Body (Bawaslu) and increase the role of women in politics.

Election assistance: State Minister for National Development Planning Paskah Suzetta (center) and Spanish Ambassador to Indonesia Aurora Bernaldez Dicenta (right) smile as UNDP resident representative El-Mostafa Benlamlih (left) looks on after a ceremony to hand over assistance from the Spanish government and the UN for the Indonesian elections. (JP/PJ Leo)

“We invite other donors to give grants as Indonesia still needs ‘huge’ money to finance the 2009 elections, including to prepare the presidential election,” Bambang Sutedjo, deputy for politics, law, security at the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) said.

The Spainish government announced on Friday its commitment to provide 1.25 million euros (Rp 20 billion) to support elections and help empower the Regional Representatives Council (DPD).

Spanish Ambassador to Indonesia Aurora Bernaldez Dicenta as well as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative El-Mostafa Benlamlih announced the commitment at Bappenas’ office. 

The Canadian government was the first donor to pledge, offering US$2 million through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in March 2008.

The Australian government, through its overseas aid agency (AusAID) pledged A$7.3 million.

The Dutch government, through the United National Development Program (UNDP), similarly committed about US$1 million for the management of Indonesia’s election rograms.

Britain, through its Department for International Development, has provided $1.4 million.

“The USAID has also committed to grant $8.8 million to support democratic elections in Indonesia,” Bambang said.

Indonesia will hold legislative elections on April 9 and a presidential election on July 8.

Donor countries have set up a Multi-Donor Program (Election MDP) to help increase the level and quality of participation from citizens in the polls by funding voter education and information projects through selected civil society groups.

KPU member Sri Nuryanti said that all the money was managed by the Bappenas.

“Most of the money is allocated for public service advertisements to increase voter participation,” she said.

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