Resilience Disaster Displacement Management
To introduce MDS or ‘Making Displacement Safer’ topics and discuss the Internally Displaced Persons due to disasters in Indonesia, RDI has held a National workshop entitled “Making Displacement Safer: Resiliensi Masyarakat Pengungsi Bencana di Perkotaan Indonesia” on Monday, 4th October 2021.
This event was divided into a presentation and discussion session which was attended by various community groups, such as the government, academics, and NGOs. It can be seen that IDP management is very appreciated, but how we humanize IDPs and their social economic issues should receive more attention.
On Friday, 5th November 2021, RDI held an engagement meeting with BPBD of Garut Regency. This meeting aimed to build relationships and trust between the stakeholders. From 6th to 8th November 2021, the team conducted focus group discussions (FGDs) in both Hunian Tetap Babakan Carik and Cigadog Relocation Site. This FGD was part of the exploration phase of Urban The Resilience Development Initiative as a global think tank will continue supporting researchers around the world in developing new theories and increasing the stock of knowledge. RDI will always be open for fellowship and partnership programs as a form of support and involvement in the development of knowledge.
Living Labs implemented and utilized several tools such as ABCD (Asset-based Community Development), Heart Hand Mind Tool, SWOT Partnership, Power Mapping, and Social Business Model Canvas. Finally, both displaced communities were able to formulate implementation plans like enterprise funding for Cigadog and cooperation with a waste bank business for Huntab Babakan Carik.
To follow up the plan, RDI conducted Urban Living Labs - Exploration and Implementation Activity from 3rd to 5th December 2021. The team conducted a meeting with Garut Regency Cooperatives and Garut MSMEs to discuss & plan for durable solutions. Later on, the team explored detailed plans and implementations with both communities. For the next step, both communities have activity implementation timeline plans that were divided into three months so that the implementation is achieved in a targeted manner. In conclusion, the Urban Living Labs (ULL) has enabled each community to formulate and implement the most appropriate durable solution.
These advocacy activities that RDI has done through MDS project truly enhance and support the Resilience Disaster Displacement Management in Indonesia.
Written by Abimanyu Arya and Muhammad Devandra