Wednesday, 2 August 2023, is the first day of Training to Enhance the Sub-National Government's Capacity for Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) Scheme in Kupang, Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) province. Farijzal Arrafisena and Priskila Agatha Sulaiman Sulaiman represent RDI as participants in the discussion for today's event alongside sub-national government representatives at the provincial and regency levels in NTT. The event started with opening remarks from Dr. Maliki (Director of Poverty Alleviation and Community Empowerment, Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Agency of Republic Indoensia), Mr. Alfonsus Theodorus (Representative of NTT Regional Development Planning), and Ms. Yoshimi Nishino (Chief of Social Policy, UNICEF). They highlighted the importance of ASP and the purpose of this training event.
Various experts enriched the next two sessions throughout the day with their valuable insights. In the first session, Ms. Mira Riyati (Directorate of Social Protection and Security, Ministry of Social Affairs), Mr. Irfan Yananto (Directorate of Environment, Bappenas), and Mr. Ando (Directorate of Spatial Planning and Disaster Management, Bappenas) shared ASP's core components, including Disaster Management, Climate Change, and Social Protection. In the second session, Dr. Dinar Dana Kharisma and Ms. Fisca Aulia (Directorate of Poverty Alleviation and Community Empowerment, Bappenas) shed light on ASP's Concept and Vulnerable Beneficiaries, while Mr. Donny Irawan (RedR Indonesia) shared Practices and Standards for Disaster Emergency Response.
The day concludes with an essential discussion on data and information systems requirements to support ASP. Dr. Udrekh (Director of Disaster Risk Mapping and Evaluation, Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana) provided valuable perspectives on InaRisk Operationability, and Mr. Gilang Aria Seta (World Food Programme) shared insights on Social Protection Information Systems. Today's materials are expected to enrich stakeholders' understanding of ASP to be discussed in the upcoming two-day training.