Research and Project Field Visit: Lampung, Yogyakarta, West Java, East Java, and South Sulawesi Provinces
During this quarter, the dedicated researchers at RDI embarked on a comprehensive journey across various locations in Indonesia to gather essential data for a diverse range of projects. Over the course of three months, the team was actively engaged in five distinct projects, each requiring meticulous data collection efforts. These projects encompassed:
1. **Climate and Vulnerability Resilience Assessment**
2. **Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment** for SNV
3. **Mid-term Review of Prevention+ Program** for Rutgers WPF Indonesia
4. **Baseline studies** for Save the Children's #WeSeeEqual initiative
5. **Baseline studies** for ANCP Family First program
In parallel, a collaborative research initiative between RDI and Coventry University commenced. This research focused on assessing Bandung city's response and preparedness in the face of earthquake risks.
The topics addressed by the RDI team during data collection were remarkably diverse, spanning issues related to child protection, family resilience, women's rights, sanitation infrastructure, climate change impacts, and disaster risk reduction. Throughout this data collection period, the RDI team interacted with a wide spectrum of community layers, engaging with children, women, men, civil society organizations, and community-based organizations.
Moreover, the team conducted in-depth interviews and facilitated focus group discussions (FGDs) with various government institutions, including district planning agencies, women empowerment and child protection agencies, education agencies, health agencies, public works departments, police departments, correctional facilities, district courts, and crisis centers (P2TP2A). This period proved to be a significant step forward for RDI in terms of enhancing the team's expertise and experience, particularly in areas such as women's rights, thereby broadening their capacity to address an even wider array of critical topics.