Located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia is very vulnerable to natural disasters. Therefore, the focus on Risk Reduction and Disaster Response is one of Wahana Visi Indonesia's main interventions. Several innovations that have been carried out by WVI related to Risk Reduction and Disaster Response:
1. Cash Voucher Programming
During the response, non-cash assistance was distributed to 18 regions. As of September 2020, the total number of beneficiaries from CVP activities was 21,777 families with a total disbursement of more than Rp13 billion.
2. Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRM)
During FY 2020, Wahana Visi Indonesia has reached more than 16,234 people and facilitated the preparation of Disaster Preparedness Plans in 56 villages/kelurahan.
3. Supporting Disaster Preparedness of Government and Communities (SINERGI)
Through the SINERGI Project, WVI conducted psychosocial support training for 1,375 religious leaders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, introduced the concept of Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) especially in disaster emergency situations, introduced the community to on the importance of micro insurance in disaster - Adaptive Social Protection.
4. Disaster Safe Education Unit (Satuan Pendidikan Aman Bencana)
To support the need for child protection in carrying out teaching and learning activities in disasters, WVI has made several innovations by integrating related sectors in line with the implementation of the 3 SPAB Pillars in the SINERGI project, earthquake and tsunami response in Sulawesi Central, the Lombok earthquake, and the earthquake in Maluku.
5. Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR/Farmers Managed Natural Regeneration)
Since 2015-2020, in an effort to reduce the vulnerability of communities in East Sumba in managing the impacts of climate change, WVI has synergized the FMNR (Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration) approach through IRED (Indonesian Rural Economic Development) Project with Livelihood and Child Wellbeing sectors. To date, FMNR has restored 5,060.6 hectares of land in East Sumba. A total of 1,955 people have the capacity to manage the environment and 21 farmer groups have been assisted in implementing Good Agricultural Practice.
6. LMMS (Last Mile Mobile Solution) Innovation for Humanitarian Assistance
WVI uses LMMS (Last Mile Mobile Solution) as a solution to strengthen efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in the delivery of humanitarian services. LMMS has proven to improve beneficiary data collection, assist better management of CVP recipients, and make distribution of aid faster and fairer, as well as provide WVI staff with rapid reporting functionality.
Let's move together to create a society that is more aware of potential disasters. Your support will contribute to increase community resilience towards the disasters.
Masrawati Sinaga (International Resources Acquisition Management Manager)
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