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Indonesia is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. Its 6,000 inhabited islands are frequently hit by earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, droughts, and landslides. The country has over 100 active volcanoes.
Eight organizations* are working together as the ECB Indonesia consortium to help the country prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Latest ECB work in Indonesia
In January 2013, heavy rain and a burst levee (a type of dam) led to severe flooding in Jakarta. ECB agencies made sure their response was coordinated and targeted to the needs of local people by following the Joint Needs Assessment approach.
Accountability and Impact Measurement
ECB Indonesia’s Joint Needs Assessment (JNA) tool, designed to improve the exchange of information in the first 72 hours following a disaster, is now continually used by multiple agencies in emergencies. UNOCHA has recommended this as one tool that can be used by the government and UN agencies to develop an Integrated Needs Assessment tool for Indonesia.
- The ECB, with ACAPS, has produced a JNA questionnaire, database and manual, available in both Bahasa and English. Partners, including members of the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNBP) received training on this tool in September 2012.
- The ECB Accountability and Impact Measurement (AIM) Standing Team were deployed to Indonesia to identify the gaps in accountability. A workshop focussed on improving shelter accountability and worked to improve Shelter Cluster coordination between agencies and the government from 2012 onwards.
- The ECB Indonesia consortium are sharing their JNA and disaster response lessons learned continually with the ECB Bangladesh Consortium so that a shared understanding can be created amongst all ECB agency staff and partners. The learning is particularly focussed on Indonesia’s Disaster Response Engagement Protocols and their online data management platform - how both are being used during joint needs assessments.
In 2012 36 national staff, representing 16 organizations, took part in ENHAnce Indonesia - an ECB Project program that develops leadership, management and the core humanitarian skills. This training was then tested during two simulations in February and November 2012.
Disaster risk reduction
- ECB Indonesia has agreed a Disaster Response Engagement Protocol (DREP), which defines how the consortium responds to emergencies. A pocket book version is in development. This work follows the 2007 Disaster Management Law, in which the Indonesian government made Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities mandatory.
- ECB Indonesia was involved in the development and piloting of Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) & Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).
Other ECB Indonesia work
- ECB Indonesia is part of the Indonesia Shelter Cluster Forum with the International Federation of the Red Cross, UNOCHA and others.
- In November 2011 ECB Indonesia hosted an ECBinter-active learning series conference. A conference summary, participant blog and participant interviews are available now.
Resources for ECB Indonesia
- Local Response Protocols in Bangladesh and Indonesia.
- Joint Initial Rapid Assessment Tool Template. Contact us for the Bahasa Indonesian version.
- Practical experience of how knowledge, learning and experience can be used to improve humanitarian response.
- The ECB Project Development of the Joint Needs Assessment tool: the Indonesia experience.
*The consortium includes CARE, CRS, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Save the Children, World Vision, The International Medical Corps, and the Indonesian Society for Disaster Management. The consortium is led by Field Facilitator Wahyu Widayanto.