RedR Indonesia in partnership with UNICEF Indonesia in 2019- 2020 had carried out various number of emergency related training events and a kind of child aware social protection project, namely Merapi contingency project. In addition, training was also carried out for front-line MOSA Volunteers, TAGANA, from all Provinces of Indonesia. Core Humanitarian Standard, Education, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Child Protection, including Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), and Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) were among the trainings provided.
The purpose of those training is to develop the competency standby responders from among UNICEF Partners, and front-liners for emergency response, in particular the training of TAGANA and MOSA Social Workers. The past overall strategy, training designs and the occurrence of Covid-19 had caused distraction and program freeze for several months and when they were resumed, had to be done on different mode, mainly through an online interactions.
Therefore, RedR Indonesia and UNICEF have signed a partnership and cooperation agreement (PCA) this year to strengthen national and sub-national capacity for child-centered emergency preparedness and response (EPR), including Child Protection, Education, Nutrition, and WASH, as well as sensitize the sub-national government and partners on the Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) System.
The series of programs has been running since October, with the ASP Curriculum, Syllabus, and Manual Development Workshop being the first in the series. The pandemic, which persisted for a long time, had an impact on society’s human, economic, and social situations. With the fast changing climate change scenario and the fear of another eruption of Mount Merapi, people of Sleman Regency, particularly those in disaster-prone areas such as the slopes of Mount Merapi, require a more comprehensive level of protection.
More comprehensive aspects of special protection include the addition of social protection that is adaptive to elements of climate change, disaster risk reduction, and overall social security. This Adaptive Social Protection Program will run from November 2021 to January 2022 and will include technical help (Technical Assistance), training, and focus group discussions (FGD).
On October 26, 2021, the program was also kicked off with an audience with the Sleman Regency Regent, who was then represented by the Assistant Regional Secretary for General Administration. During the hearing, the Sleman Regency declared that it is willing to assist actions aimed at building and developing Sleman’s adaptive social protection system. The Adaptive Social Protection program will be implemented in seven Disaster-Prone Areas III G. Merapi 1 districts and and will proceed to discussions at the Sleman Regency level.