Press Release: PFR Program & Integrated Risk Management – Caritas Indonesia – KARINA

Press Release: PFR Program & Integrated Risk Management

30/11/2016
Mr. Jaap Timmer, Senior Partnership Development Adviser, Netherland Red Cross Society (Foto: KARINA).
Mr. Jaap Timmer, Senior Partnership Development Adviser, Netherland Red Cross Society (Foto: KARINA).

Wednesday, 30 November 2016,

New program to boost community resilience to risk launched.

A new phase of a unique and innovative program to boost community resilience and reduce the impact of disasters on communities has been launched today at the Sultan Hotel in Jakarta.

The program, Partners for Resilience Indonesia (PfR Indonesia), will work with communities, the private sector and government to incorporate an Integrated Risk Management (IRM) into policy, investments and practice in Indonesia. This IRM approach has been proven to reduce the impact of disasters and other risks on communities and the wider economy.

“Disasters wipe out hard-won achievements in community development. Increasing community resilience means increasing the ability of the community to anticipate, adapt, respond to and transform from the risks people face,” says Kartika Juwita, Program Manager and PfR Indonesia Alliance Co-Lead, CARE International Indonesia.

IRM is a unique and exciting approach that recognizes the importance of combining elements of climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration into disaster risk reduction. It helps bridge the humanitarian and development worlds and contributes to a range of global mechanisms, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement,” says Kartika. The PFR Indonesia partners will focus on five key areas of change through which they will support communities and governments to deliver more sustainable development through improved policies, investments and practices.  A core focus will be on strengthening capacities of communities to be engaged and empowered to influence these processes. “We will focus on five key areas in PFR Indonesia – the national disaster management law, the implementation of global agreements in Indonesia, use of the village development fund and law in communities, lowland management, and integrated watershed management – as well address important cross-cutting issues such as urban-rural connections and gender inclusivity,” says Yohan Rahmat Santosa, Program Coordinator at Karina KWI Yogyakarta.

Over the next four years, PfR Indonesia will link local experience to national, regional and global planning and financing, and broker cross-sectoral solutions. In this way, PfR Indonesia will increase the impact of efforts to achieve the ambitions of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the SDGs, the Paris agreement, the New Urban Agenda, the World Humanitarian Summit, and other DRR resolutions.

The event also saw the launch of an important new report “Strengthening Law and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Indonesia”, developed by PfR partners Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The report intends to provide lawmakers and policymakers with an analysis of the legal framework of DRR and recommendations for future action in Indonesia.

Mama Sara, from the community accompanied by KARINA KWI Yogyakarta and Bina Swadaya Konsultan (Foto: KARINA).

 

About PFR Indonesia:

PfR Indonesia, led by CARE International Indonesia, is an alliance of five humanitarian, development, and environmental organizations – CARE International Indonesia, Palang Merah Indonesia (member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies), Wetlands International Indonesia, Karina KWI Yogyakarta and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre – working together to strengthen community resilience.

PfR Indonesia is part of a global alliance of organisations working across ten countries in Asia, Africa and Central America, and is financially supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.

 

Further information:

Contact: Kartika Juwita

Organisation : CARE International Indonesia

Tel: 0811 920 5876

Email: kartika_juwita@careind.or.id

 

Contact: Yohan Rahmat

Organisation: Karina Yogyakarta KWI

Tel: 0817 5488 910

Email: yohan@karina.web.id

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