B_Trust is a Bandung (West Java)-based non-profit and non-government organization established in June 2001 during the transition period of reform era. B_Trust was inspired by a big hope to respond a challenge of re-building Public TRUST to governance. One of the great challenges being faced by the community during transition period was trust degradation between individuals and groups within the community, between community and government, between community and political institutions, and even among government institutions. The low level of trust deteriorated community capacity to be engaged in public domains and that had encouraged malpractices of authority by public institutions.
One of the underlying reasons for this lack of trust was misinformation. Several strategies need to be developed to build communication mechanism and sincere information exchange. This can be incited through community involvement, including women, marginal groups and private sectors at diverse public domains. Inclusive and pluralistic economic and democracy will be dependent upon trust level being built between political institutions, individuals and groups interest within the community. To respond to this challenge, B_Trust was established. In its journey, B_Trust keeps analyzing current situation, conducting campaign for change, proposing new leadership – male or female, and taking practical actions to push innovative process in accomplishing trust based democratic governance and righteous economic at local level.
Our Vision and Roles
With the support of activists and professionals with experiences and expertise inresearch, advocacy, community development, and institutional development, B_Trust thrives to pursue its vision in Building Trust and Innovation in Local Governance. This is attained through a synergy of philosophical principles and consultancy practices by promoting activism and idealism values.
Btrust Main Four Roles
1. Innovation and participation in local governance
Strengthening the efforts of local government, political party and community institutions to undertake innovations and reforms to accomplish trust, equality, accountability and democracy in governance.
2. Networking forchange Driving the process of formulation, implementation and evaluation of participatory and righteous policies, strategies and programs; while encouraging dialogue, activities and interaction between every components at different levels including international institutions to support reform process in the region.
3. Development of local economy Enhancing the capacity of local government to improve local economy development, while encouraging Civil Society Organisations, community and marginal groups to be engaged in public domains.
4. New leadership and conflict resolution Motivating and accelerating innovative and responsive leadership at local level for better handling of conflicts, poverty and public services.