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Four Indonesian youth sit in front of a stone statue surrounded by lush greenery, talking
Four Indonesian youth sit in front of a stone statue surrounded by lush greenery, talking



Indonesia is facing increased intolerance and divides among people of different religions and ethnicities, with the threat of violent extremism. The aim of our trustbuilding work in Indonesia is to inspire mutual trust and understanding to increase social cohesion and avoid radicalization. 

Why is trust needed? 

Indonesia has been struggling with religious extremism. An extreme form of intolerance has been seen through recent terrorist attacks. Incidents have occurred carried out by sympathizers of ISIL and around 700 Indonesians have joined ISIL in Syria, some of whom have returned to Indonesia.   

Despite these threats, Indonesian democracy has made impressive progress, which needs to be maintained in their national election in 2024. This makes it a strategically relevant moment to put extra energy into working with young people to be able to live in peace and harmony. 

How is trust built?

Indonesian male smiles at the camera and gives a thumbs up
Mobilizing young leaders

The project brings together youth interfaith communities to overcome difference and trains and empowers them to advocate for positive change through workshops and trustbuilding camps.

Developing tools for trustbuilding

Integrating trustbuilding principles and using custom designed trustbuilding tools, such as board games, to resolve conflict, reconcile and build cohesive interreligious and intercultural communities.  

Learn more about Trustbuilding in Indonesia

M. Anis Alghifari 
Digital Content Designer   

Oji Fahruroji 

Yofrina Octika Gultom 
Communications Officer 

Miftahul Huda 
Project Manager  

Ahmad Shalahuddin Mansur 
Project Officer  

Rinni Meir 
Monitoring & Evaluation  

Sri Vina Oktaviana 
Finance Officer  

Ferry Pardosi 

Nenden Vinna Mutiara Ulfa 

Neas Wanimbo