Frequently Asked Questions FAQs


Following are some of the questions that people often ask.
Click on any of the items below to go straight to the answer to that question.


What kind of trainings does IDEP provide?

IDEP has a range of trainings that cover the following:
To see the full range of training go to our training options page.



Who are the IDEP trainings appropriate for?

IDEP has a range of trainings designed to suit the needs of NGOs, Government, educators and other people that work with community based development, advocacy, and disaster management. IDEP trainings are appropriate for local & International NGOs staff and partners, government workers, teachers, educators, community facilitators professionals and individuals.


What are IDEP trainings like?

IDEP trainings are dynamic and effective learning environments. Our trainers use a range of tried and tested techniques, discussion groups, practice sessions, simulations and teamwork activities. Most of the trainings hosted at the IDEP training center in Bali include hands-on opportunities to learn about and practice the knowledge gained at the trainings in community outreach activities.


Is there anything I need to prepare before the training?

Depending on the type of training, participants are encouraged to bring demographic information and maps of their working areas and / or profiles and information about their organization and its work to the event. This help to ensure that the training can focus on real life contexts that are relevant and practical to their organization and working areas. The details about what to bring for each type of training ae included on the training flyers. Click on any of the individual trainings to download the flyer and details.


What's included in the cost of the training at IDEP's training center in Bali?

  • The workshop training fees
  • Resources and training materials provided
  • Accommodation cost in shared room facilities
  • Snacks, tea and coffee during break times
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Your fees alsohelp make it possible for IDEP to sponsor three subsidized positions for community participants at each workshop conducted
  • See our training costs sheet for detail costs for each type of training

What's the IDEP accommodation like?

The IDEP boarding house is about 10 minutes walk from the main training center, and 15 minutes drive from Ubud Central. The house is in a quiet peaceful area, located amidst rice fields. The accommodation set up as comfortable shared bunk bed style. There is a kitchen on site at the boarding house that people are welcome to use as needed. For IDEP training participants meals are fully provided for the duration of the training.


What's kind of food is provided at the IDEP training center?

Participants are provided with simple Indonesian food, mostly Balinese style. Breakfast is usually fried rice or noodles with fresh fruit, some veggies and eggs. For lunch and dinner each day is a new variety of Nasi Campur. Snacks of traditional Indonesian cakes are provided twice a day for the duration of the training. Coffee, tea and water is available all day. And in season you are also welcome to pick some fresh veggies from our Permaculture gardens. Depending on participants' wishes IDEP can help organize a celebration party at the end of workshops where everyone can help cook a dish from their local region to share. All food at IDEP is Halal. If you have any special food restrictions or allergies please let us know prior to the training and we will do our best to accommodate them.


How do I get to the IDEP Training Center once I'm on Bali?

To get to the IDEP Training Center please hire a taxi from the airport.
The standard rate for taxi transfer from Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport is Rp.200,000- (not covered in the workshop cost).
You can download a
Map to IDEP's Training Center here.


Do IDEP trainings provide certification?

Yes. All participants that successfully complete at least 90% of the training will be provided with official certification for having graduated from the training.


While I'm on Bali I'd like to enjoy some of the local culture, can IDEP help?

Yes. IDEP trainings provide the option of booking a local cultural tour for any participant that wishes to do so. A local tour operator organizes the optional Balinese cultural event during the training period. Participation is optional, and the Rp.300,000-, cost for joining this activity is billed separately for those who wish to join the event. Please note this event will be organized if there is a minimum of 5 people interested.


How do I pay for my training?

Details for how to pay for trainings will be sent to you once you have successfully applied to join or sponsor the training.
All payments are made by bank transfer to IDEP's Bank account in Bali.



Can IDEP organize a training that combines different aspects of standard IDEP trainings?

The IDEP training modules can be adjusted or combined to suit your organization or project’s specific capacity building needs or the time you have available for your training. Our trainers can help you to design a package that is exactly what your organization or partners are looking for.

To discuss options for developing a customized training package feel free to contact us to discuss what type of activities and events would be most suitable for achieving your capacity building goals.

Please note that minimum participants for a custom designed training at the IDEP training center is 15 people.



Can IDEP trainers to deliver a training at my location?

IDEP trainings can be conducted either at IDEP’s Training Center and Permaculture demonstration site or on-site at the location of your choice. If an on-site training or consultancy is more suitable for your organization’s needs, we can arrange for IDEP trainers to come to your location and deliver any of the materials listed in our training options page.

IDEP on-site trainings and consultancies provide:
  • A fully personalized training format
  • An opportunity to involve your local stakeholders
  • An in depth capacity building opportunity
  • Detailed reports and recommendations for program or organizational strengthening
  • Follow up mentoring and support

What would the cost be for an IDEP training at my location?

IDEP's on-site location training are very reasonably costed. Aside from
  • 2 IDEP trainers per event, in Indonesia: IDR 5,000,000 per day, beyond Indonesia: IDR 7,000,000 per day
  • Trainer travel costs to and from Bali to your location & perdiem for duration of visit
  • Workshop course materials - variable depending on the type of training & the resources you need, please see the resources section for more details about the items that IDEP recommends so that participants will get the most value out of the training
  • Design, planning & reporting fee IDR 5,000,000 per event

I still have some questions, what should I do?

If you don't find the answer to your question feel free to contact us directly.