Donate to and Fund Kota Kita

Kota Kita carries out commissioned work, but it also relies heavily on donations and funding.

Some of Kota Kita’s most meaningful work, including its landmark project Solo Kota Kita, has been funded by aid and philanthropic organizations like the Ford Foundation, USAID, and UN-Habitat. Your support to Kota Kita will contribute in ensuring the continuing efforts to improve the practices and studies of inclusive and participatory planning in Indonesian cities. We greatly appreciate your interest in supporting Kota Kita and our activities.

These are some ways to donate to Kota Kita:

  • If you are based outside Indonesia, you can donate through Give2Asia portal.
  • Any donation can be directed to:

    • Bank Name: BNI Cab. Slamet Riyadi Solo
    • Account Number: 721 023 983
    • Name: Yayasan Kota Kita Surakarta
    • Swift Code: BNINIDJA
    • Address: Jalan Slamet Riyadi No. 348, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Feel free to contact Kota Kita to discuss how else you can help.

Our Team!

We are always looking for talents that value creativity, innovation, teamwork, and looking for ways to realize more inclusive Indonesian cities. We will constantly update our career opportunities on our social media but if you are interested in the challenge, you can contact us here:

Kota Kita offers a selective internship programme to work with individuals that value creativity, innovation, teamwork, and looking for ways to realize more inclusive Indonesian cities. Internship applicants will be evaluated based on their qualifications, research or work interest, and suitability to our ongoing projects. We would expect the internship to last for a minimum duration of 3 months, based in Solo, Indonesia, or other cities we are working in.

If you are eager to work in a collaborative environment, and want to learn with real challenges as development practitioners with Kota Kita, please send your resume along with a cover letter and/or project proposal to

Learn more about what you could be part of if you join Kota Kita.

Volunteer or Intern

Participation is the spirit of Kota Kita’s work. These are volunteers and interns who have contributed to building better cities, while learning the ropes of inclusive urban planning and governance.

Contact us if you are interested in working with Kota Kita!

Addina Amalia

Alice Shay

Alex Warburton

Alykhan Mohamed

Barry Beagen

Daniel Heriberto Palencia Arreola

Emily Schlickman

Emily Lesk

Hector Salazar Salome

Heni Wijaya

Hadar Sachs

Karina Gilbert

Lucia Artavia

Olivia Stinson

Sebastian Dettman

Stephen Kennedy

Kieran Micka-Maloy

Célia Daoui

Ariege Besson

Mariel Kirschen

Arturo Cadena

Cari Marie Krol

Brett Weber Davis

Maona Yui

Kaori Ota Cabrera

Oukje Van Merle

Mega Febrina Kusumoastuti

Febrian Gerinosky

Morgan Marteau

Khyati Rathore

Rhea Lopes

Andriani Wira Atmadja

The Urban Social Forum

If you want to take part in the annual Urban Social Forum, please contact us. Get to know the forum here and our social media, on Facebook and Instagram.

The Urban Social Forum is an annual event that creates an open and inclusive space for civil society organizations, students, academics and social leaders from all over Indonesia to gather.

The forum provides an opportunity for participants to debate ideas, exchange experiences and knowledge, and meet and network with other leaders and organizations working on pressing urban issues throughout the country

The event is aimed at promoting awareness of urban issues, improving understanding of current practices and promoting collaboration.

Together, the civil society community can develop a common vision about how to overcome the challenges that determine our urban future.

The Urban Social Forum organizers believe that inclusive, participatory and progressive policies are necessary for the development of socially just, sustainable and humane cities, and that the role of civil society is critical in developing solutions to our urban problems.

Not only are these socially inclusive cities needed, we believe they are achievable, and it is our responsibility to promote them.