BIndonesia Delegation Cooperation BulletinB_17 April 2006

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					<B>Indonesia Delegation Cooperation Bulletin</B>#17 April 2006#Issue 59

<B>OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS</B>##- Technical Working Group agendas for this week#- Community risk reduction initiatives after the earthquake &
tsunami#- Comings & Goings#- Positions to be filled

<B>Four of the six Technical Working Groups convene again in Medan on April 18th & 19th</B>##For this round of meetings, the <B>Livelihoods</B> TWG
agenda includes: a presentation by Dr. Karyudi of the Sungai Putih Rubber Research Institute regarding the smallholder rubber farming assessment
conducted on Nias Island; a description of the French Red Cross bread factory project by FRC Livelihood Program Coordinator Nadica Rinic; a discussion
facilitated by French and British Red Cross on assessing and measuring impact, including Movement partnership supporting roles.##This month, the
agenda items for the <B>Reconstruction</B> TWG are: a review of three project proposals, including the Hong Kong Red Cross Br anch of Chinese RC
reconstruction of 157 houses in Desa Ujong Village and rehabilitation of seven elementary schools and two senior high schools in Lhoksemawe and Aceh
Utara Districts, and the Canadian Red Cross construction plans for Aceh Besar; a report on the PMI/Federation joint, multi -disciplinary assessement
mission to Singkil; a look at amendments to the contractors prequalification database; a further consideration of CoCoNet web services (Construction
Cooperation Network) and; ongoing discussion on construction cost analysis.##The <B>Water and Sanitation</B> working group wi ll discuss: a project
proposal from the Hong Kong Red Cross Branch of Chinese RC for a water supply project to Lampisang, Keuneu Ue, Beuradeun and Seubun Keutapang i n
Aceh Besar District; two presentations on field applications including a French Red Cross hydrogeological survey and USAID/ESP alternative methods for
sewage and waste water treatment in high water tables, and; a French RC presentation on watsan activities in Meulaboh.##The < B>Health</B> TWG
agenda: an information session on PMI’s health activities and programmes; a German Red Cross presentation on the ambulance projects in North Sumatra;
an update on the Hong Kong Red Cross Branch of Chinese RC project for medical equipment supplies to puskesmas, pustu and poli ndes in Aceh province; a
PMI status report on the avian influenza action plan for Aceh and Nias; a report on the PMI/Federation joint, multi-disciplinary assessement mission to
Singkil; Nias health assessment update; CBFA programme update; a roundtable on next steps for the Movement’s health strategy in Tsunami operation; a
continuing discussion about pharmaceutical waste management, and; a planning progress report on the orientation workshop for th e Aceh Chapter health
officers.##The DM session is postponed because of other meetings scheduled for the Thursday, 20th and the OD forum originally intended for Friday 21st
has also been postponed in consideration of ongoing planning for delivery of the PMI volunteer study workshop that had origin ally been scheduled for the
22nd.##The agenda for all four TWGs taking place this week will include a presentation by Federation consultant Anna Eliatamby on the Country Strategy
Workshop that was conducted with Movement partner representatives on 23-24 February 2006 and will include a look at the draft implementation
plan.##The next meeting of the Movement Partnership Task Force takes place in its regular venue at the PMI National Office in Jakarta on Thursday 27th

<B>Disaster awareness and risk reduction: integral parts of the recovery process</B>##The dual tragedies of the tsunami and then the Nias earthquake
have created both a challenge and an opportunity for the Indonesian Red Cross and its sister National Societies present in th e country as members of the
Movement Coordination Framework (MCF) in support of PMI.##While more than 250 MCF projects are dedicated to various aspects of the recovery
process, risk avoidance for future possible disasters is a common factor that underlies all activities.##Indonesia is very pr one to a wide range of natural
disasters; earthquakes, floods, landslides and sporadic tsunami, although no previous tsunami was as devastating as the 26 December 2004
cataclysm.##The Indonesian archipelago is located in the notorious “Ring of Fire” that spouts volcanoes along the Pacific Rim ’s tectonic plates and
generates continuous seismic activity through much of the country. At date of this issue of the Cooperation Bulletin, the area nearby the city of Jogjakarta
in Central Java is on high alert as Mount Merapi shows signs of another possible eruption.##Consequently, d isaster preparedness and response form core
programming elements of PMI, pre-dating the tsunami and earthquake. The Danish Red Cross is a PMI bi-lateral partner that has historically been working
with the Red Cross National Societies of Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam on two similar programmes: Community Based Disaster Preparedness
(CBDP) and Community Based Risk Reduction (CBRR). The common programme factors are the reduction of human suffering and loss of livelihood caused
by disasters. The Federation has also been integrally involved with similar initiatives in Bangladesh and other disaster-prone countries in the Asia Pacific
region.##Disaster mitigation measures could be many things: methods taken to ensure clean water for the community during flo oding; building dikes to
prevent flooding; constructing a shelter for people where they can seek cover during a disaster; tree planting on mountain slopes to prevent land slides;
establishment of breakwaters to prevent coastal erosion. It is up to the community to decide what they need to do.##The increased availability of Red
Cross and Red Crescent resources as a result of the tsunami has given PMI an opportunity to expand its disaster awareness and risk mitigation activities.
For the tsunami and earthquake affected areas – and in alignment with the MCF’s holistic approach – the programme is appropriately named an
Integrated Community Based Risk Reduction (ICBRR) initiative that takes into consideration the impact of disasters on all asp ects of community life (a
leadership initiative stemming from previous Federation programmes in other countries).##The Indonesian language short form f or the ICBRR programme
is PERTAMA, a term meaning “community first” that underscores the primary role of the community in dis aster risk reduction.##<IMG
SCR=NWL/2006/40059/IMG00001.jpg>#Community members are trained in assessment methods for hazards, vulnerability and capacity analysis
(HCVA)##Properly implemented, PERTAMA can:##- introduce best practice methodologies in a ‘grassroots’ approach to community development for
disaster risk management#- tap traditional organizational structures and mechanisms to support the process, involving formal and informal leadership at
the village level#- build capability of village disaster committees and community based action teams in functions that can rapidly mobilize community
response#- increase public awareness using local dialects, values and cultures#- involve multi-stakeholder partnerships, with interacting roles for
community-based organizations, community leadership, local NGOs, as well as less vulnerable groups and various donors#- enhance the capacity of PMI at
all levels, including the National Office, provincial chapters, district branches and the volunteer base to provide effective and efficient technical support to
the village communities##The PERTAMA process begins with an assessment. “In order to prepare a comprehensive and a sustainabl e ICBRR programme
that benefits communities and PMI together, it is important to identify core problems in a target group of communities that can be addressed by their
respective PMI branches and chapters,” explains Federation DM Delegate Harun Al Rashid. “This way, we are able to set clear o bjectives for a development
plan.”##This preparatory process includes three aspects: a hazards, vulnerability and capacity analysis (HVCA) in the 64 communities selected for the
PERTAMA assessment; a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis of seven PMI branches and two provinci al chapters offices,
and; a review of stakeholder interests in those respective communities.##The assessment process is assisted by disaster mitigation experts from the
University of Indonesia at Jakarta and Syiah Kuala University of Banda Aceh. An initial orientation has taken place with board members of the identified
PMI branches and chapters, followed by a Training of Trainers for branch volunteers on techniques and methodology of conducti ng an HVCA.##The first
phase of the HVCA/Risk Assessment is currently being conducted in the targeted villages in Aceh Barat Daya, Nagan Raya, Aceh Jaya, and Aceh Besar, to be
followed by Nias, Simeulue and Sabang.##<IMG SCR=NWL/2006/40059/IMG00002.jpg>#Disaster risk mapping is an integral part of community
training##“There is a real synergy to be gained by running the programme in a unified approach with the participating communities,” notes Federation DM
Delegate Latifur Rahman. “This piloting stage as part of the tsunami operation will hopefully lead to the adaptation of this methodology throughout the
country.”##Participation to date in support of PMI’s PERTAMA initiative in the tsunami-affected areas includes the Federation, American, British,
Canadian, Danish, French and Japanese Red Cross, with Spanish Red Cross in the planning stage.

<B>POSITIONS TO BE FILLED</B>##- Field Office Coordinator, Banda Aceh#- Movement Reconstruction Coordinator, Banda Aceh#- Movement Livelihood
Coordinator, Banda Aceh#- Administration Delegate, Banda Aceh#- Logistics Delegate, Banda Aceh#- Head of Office, Meulaboh#- Watsan Delegate,
Calang#- Watsan Delegate, Nias#- Health Delegate, Nias#- Disaster Preparedness Delegate, Jakarta##Contact: David Haskett, Indonesia Head of Support
Services, - Mob: +62 (0) 812 108 1751

<B>COMINGS AND GOINGS</B>##- Please notify Cooperation Bulletin editor for posting of arrivals and departures##<I>End of
mission departures</I>#Tammam Aloudat, Health Delegate, Banda Aceh

<B>Contacts</B>:##Ola Skuterud, Movement Coordinator, - Mobile: +62 (0) 812 104 8206#Peter Cameron, Deputy Head of
Delegation, - Mobile: +62 (0) 812 104 8209#David Haskett, Head of Support Services, - Mobile: +62 (0) 812
108 1751#Clare Shave, Administration, Banda Aceh, - Mobile: +62 (0) 81316766058#Howard Arfin, Reporting Coordinator, - Mobile: +62 (0) 812 104 8214

Jakarta Service Centre: Wisma Aldiron, Suite 107-109, Jl. Gatot Subroto Kav. 72, Jakarta, 12780##Banda Aceh Service Centre: Jl. Fatahillah No. 18, Geuce
Iniem, Banda Aceh, 23239

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