Indonesia's geographical location on the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" frequently exposes the country to a wide range of destructive geophysical natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami, and dry mass movements. Although the Government of Indonesia’s (GoI) efforts in disaster risk reduction are highly recognized at international level, especially for establishing the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and its sub-national counterparts, the Gol recognizes it will take some time to equip these agencies with the technical expertise and capacity needed to fulfil their mandates and contribute to national disaster management and development goals. Large numbers of staff joining newly established local disaster management agencies at the provincial and district level come from professional backgrounds unrelated to disaster management and as such require thorough capacity development support including training and learning on a wide variety of Disaster Management and Risk Reduction topics, support to leadership development, institutional arrangements and accountability. Displacement of persons and communities as a result of a variety of these natural hazards, including from forest fires and haze, is also a regular concern for national authorities. Displacement tracking tools were piloted following a moderately strong earthquake in Aceh that forced 85,000 from their homes.
In 2017, IOM intends to continue its support to national and sub-national authorities to improve their response capacities. This includes a continuation of a multi-year intervention to build capacities on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM). In the sphere of Disaster Risk Reduction, IOM intends to expand upon its previous DRR support programme towards the capacity building of sub-national BNBP staff, particularly beyond the previous target area of Aceh. With support, IOM will build local capacities through a series of trainings including on information management and risk analysis and mapping, table-top exercises, disaster response simulations, among other activities. IOM also intends to support national authorities develop their capacities in displacement monitoring and tracking for better data-driven response measures to the mobility dimension of natural and man-made disasters.
IOM is part of the UN Country Team in Indonesia and the Humanitarian Country Team co-led by Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). IOM works in close coordination with the Indonesia National Disaster Management Agency at the national, provincial, and district levels as well as the Ministry of Social Affairs and Indonesian National Police, which is a lead and co-lead, respectively, in a national cluster on protection and displacement in disaster and emergency response situations.
IOM has included interventions that are in line with IOM’s Migration Crisis Operational Framework to address migration issues and initiate development-principled programming to provide the humanitarian needs of the UMNs and the vulnerable communities.
Contact Information: Mr. Mark Getchell, Chief of Mission, firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Peter Kern, Emergencies and Community Stabilization Unit Coordinator, email@example.com Website: indonesia.iom.int Tel: +62.21.57951275
IOM Offices: Country Office: Jakarta. Sub-Offices: Tanjung Pinang, Makassar, Medan. Presence in: Denpasar, Balikpapan, Batam, Tangerang, Kupang, Manado, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Semarang, Surabaya, Tanjung Pinang, Lhokseumawe, Langsa, Yogyakarta, Jayapura.
International Staff: 13
National Staff: 270
- IOM trained more than 50 master trainers on Camp Coordination and Camp Management at the national level and over 600 government and civil society leaders at sub-national levels nationwide in 2016.
- In the disaster prone province of Aceh, IOM improved community awareness and resiliency through the establishment of 40 Resilient Villages leading to improved coordination and lines of communication between village structures and sub-national disaster management agencies.
- Following a moderately strong earthquake in Aceh, IOM piloted the use of displacement monitoring and tracking tools into the response of Indonesian and regional ASEAN disaster management agencies.
Camp Management and Displacement Tracking
Developing Displacement Tracking Capabilities within the Indonesian Government's Emergency ResponseAmount Requested: USD 520,000 Amount Received: USD 520,000Objective:Contribute to Indonesian emergency response capabilities at the national and sub-national level to track displacement as a result of natural and man-made hazards. This will enable national emergency response teams and humanitarian actors to more precisely tailor relief efforts according to the evolving and future needs of displaced persons. The Displacement Tracking Matrix approach will be rolled out with the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Ministry of Social Affairs, Red Cross staff, and other relevant actors.Beneficiaries:2,500 officials and staff of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and the at national and sub-national level disaster management agencies (direct beneficiaries)
Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building
Expanding Local Capacities in CCCM and DRR at the Sub-National LevelAmount Requested: USD 780,000 Amount Received: USD 780,000Objective:Contribute to Indonesia€™s efforts to reduce vulnerability and enhance resilience of communities to natural disasters through building a replicable model at the local level where an effective partnership is forged between local government, communities, civil society and the private sector. This objective will be achieved through the establishment of DRR forums on national and sub-national levels where disaster management plans, contingency plans and other disaster management issues are being discussed and appropriately addressed.Beneficiaries:2,500 officials and staff of BNPB and Ministry of Social Affairs at national and sub-national level (direct beneficiaries)