Yayasan Humanis Inovasi Sosial website

Who we are

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About Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial is an Indonesian organization, born out of an active collaboration between Netherlands based Hivos and several like-minded Indonesian academics and civil society leaders who subscribe to the values and mission of Hivos.

The agenda for such a collaboration was set in the context of Hivos’s desire to phase out its direct presence in Southeast Asia by promoting sincere decentralization and local ownership. As the name itself suggests, the purpose underpinning establishment of the new entity is to promote humanistic values in the social, health, and cultural fields which is defined in terms of the ability for each individual to assess and decide independently and responsibly, the right to freedom, dignity and a passion to create a just and tolerant society.

Given the above outlined context, Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial will conduct the foundation’s launch event on 30 March 2021 which aims at introducing the foundation establishment to all stakeholders.


Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial firmly believes in humanistic values. We also believe that every person’s right to live in freedom and dignity, to enjoy equal opportunities, and to influence decisions made regarding the changes they want to see in their lives, communities and country. We envision a world in which individual differences and backgrounds are respected and used to strengthen communities. A world in which people join forces to challenge the power imbalances that allow economic and social injustice, environmental degradation and propel climate change; that condone exploitation, oppression and exclusion; and that perpetuate gender inequalities.


Our mission is to promote humanistic values, amplify and connect voices that promote social and environmental justice and challenge power imbalances. We particularly empower marginalized rightsholders to raise their voice and demand freedom of choice. We support the development of alternative solutions to deep-seated problems in the economic and social sphere so that individuals and communities can make responsible and equitable choices within political and economic systems that serve their needs and preserve the planet. We connect people and organizations offering alternatives to those looking for solutions in their fight for social, economic and environmental justice.


Yayasan Hivos organizational profile (PDF)