BRI Bank in collaboration with the Faculty of Economics and Business, Diponegoro University conducted training for BRI fostered villages in 2022. This village empowerment activity is called the Brilliant Village Program which has been carried out by BRI Bank starting in 2020. In 2022, BRI Bank targets 1,000 villages throughout Indonesia which will be given training and will be held in April 2022 to November 2022.
The “Brilliant Village” program is a village empowerment program that aims to produce role models in village development through the implementation of superior village leadership practices and a spirit of collaboration to optimize the potential of SDG’s-based villages. The villages that are members of the “Brilliant Village” program are expected to be a source of inspiration for village progress that can be replicated to other villages.
Director of Micro Business PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) TBK, Supari, explained that the Brilliant Village Program is one of BRI’s participations in developing Indonesia. BRI’s role is not limited to the Financial Intermediary function but also has a function in empowering MSMEs and also the village economy.
While Professor Dr. Suharnomo S.E., M.Sc. as the Dean of FEB Undip in his speech said that the Brilliant Village Program run by BRI is a very good program in developing villages. The village is one element of the mini-government whose hope is that the village will become the foundation in developing Indonesia. Building a village is not only physical but also human resources. So that all elements can be adaptive to technological developments and times as the main capital to build the village.
BRI also present in Strengthening the Village Economy along with the creation of the Pasar.id platform and also the Online Empowerment Platform through the LinkUKM Platform. The Brilliant Village Program focuses on developing 4 important aspects in the village, namely BUMDes as the motor of the village economy, Digitalization, Sustainability & Innovation with the object of empowerment. includes: Village apparatus, BUMDes management, Village Consultative Body, Village Business Actors and Activists for Leading Products in Rural Areas (Prukades).
The Brilliant Village Program has three stages; The first stage is the Empowerment stage. The second stage is Assistance, and the third stage is Graduation.
In this Empowerment stage, villages are given soft competencies and hard competencies training to build a village development mindset. There are 5 very relevant empowerment materials that need to be mastered by village officials, BUMDes management, and MSME actors in the village, namely:
- Mastery of Managerial Competence
- Communication Techniques
- Mastery of Social Responsibility Aspects
Once the Empowerment stage is complete, the participating villages will then be assessed by this Brilliant Village Facilitator through the Graduation stage. In this stage, the 10 best villages will be selected, of which the ten best villages will benefit from being incubated by the Undip KKIB Business Incubator in the village development program. In addition, the village will be assisted and assisted in developing the dDesa website. Another advantage of the village will get village development assistance worth 10 million to develop Village-Owned Enterprises in the form of equipment needed by BUMdes to develop its business potential.
After the Graduation stage, the Brilliant Village mentoring program was closed with the Brilliant Village assistance stage. This stage is an intensive mentoring activity for Brilliant Village participants where the 10 best Brilliant Villages will be selected in each batch. The implementation of this assistance is carried out online and onsite with a minimum implementation of 12 times within 3 months. In this assistance, a minimum of 1 assistant will be provided for each village.
The best Brilliant Villages from each batch in the 2022 Brilliant Village Program will be re-selected and given appreciation at the 2022 Brilliant Village Show which is the culmination of the BRI Bank Brilliant Village Program where the 2022 Brilliant Village Champion will receive a BRI Brilliant Village trophy which was previously won by Sukalaksana Village, Samarang District, Garut Regency, West Java Province.