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Making Displacement Safer (MDS) Workshop Series: Resilience of Disaster Displaced Community in Urban Area, Indonesia


Indonesia's location at the confluence of 3 major tectonicplates and the Pacific ring of fire makes it particularly vulnerable tonatural-induced disasters, such as erupting mountains, earthquakes, andtsunamis. On the other hand, Indonesia as a developing country cannot beseparated from the phenomenon of urbanization. Rapid urbanization can have bothpositive and negative impacts. The positive impact of urbanization, amongothers, is realizing an inclusive urban development narrative in order toaccommodate the needs of every community living in a friendly and efficient wayof public facilities. On the contrary, one of the consequences of urbandevelopment is the uneven physical and non-physical development between urbanand rural areas. Urbanization accelerates population growth and increasespopulation density. This will further concentrate millions of people in openareas and make some communities more vulnerable to disaster impacts becausethey have lower surviving capacity. It supports the fact that the number ofadditional Displaced populations due to disasters tends to be volatile andincreasing.


The problem faced by internally displaced persons due todisasters is the difficulty of initiating economic activity and accessing basicfacilities. Therefore, internally displaced persons rely on humanitarianassistance for a long duration (Platform on Disaster Displacement, 2020). Thedisplacement of internally displaced persons due to disasters needs to beconsidered because this situation causes various problems that will roll likesnowballs. Complex problems caused include rising land prices and rents indestinations, the potential for social segregation between immigrantcommunities and local communities, and changes in green land to be built.Things that need to be considered, especially by the government in tackling thedisplacement of internally displaced persons due to disasters, including socialvulnerability, refugee displacement, provision of Temporary Evacuation Sites(TES), determination of household decisions to return, as well as landdevelopment and post-disaster rebuilding. This need can be addressed bycooperation between institutions. The expected end result is a society that canrise and recover after disasters and the realization of reconstruction bothshort and long term that is safer and resistant to disasters in the future.


This activity was held as a forum for sharing, increasingawareness, to discussions on "Resilience of Displaced Communities Due toDisasters in Urban Indonesia", as part of a study to reduce disaster riskfor the impacted population. The goals that want to achieve are as follows:understand the latest conditions related to the handling of internallydisplaced persons in urban areas after disasters in Indonesia; understand therole and influence of each stakeholder and its coordination flow in tacklinginternal Displaced population in urban areas after disasters in Indonesia; anddiscuss strategies for handling policies on internally displaced persons inurban areas after disasters in Indonesia.

Time, Date, and Platform

1)    Date                  : Monday, October 4th, 2021

2)    Time                     : 13.30 - 16.20 WIB

3)   Format                 : Online discussion in English

4)    Platform               : Zoom Video Communications and RDI YouTube Live

5)    Registration          :


13.30- 13.35
Openingand welcoming
13.35- 13.45
OpeningSpeech from GNDR


(ProjectCoordinator GlobalNetwork of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction) / HepiRahmawati

(Regional Coordinator for East/SE Asia andPacific)
13.45- 13.55
Opening of the RDI
13.55- 14.15
Presentationof field study results and FGD at the relocation site (Garut)
Dr.Saut Sagala (Resilience Development Initiative)
14.15- 14.35
Presentationby the Ministry of Social Affairs
Drs.Iyan Kusumadiana, MPS.Sp. - Plt. Director of Natural Disaster VictimProtection* (PSKBA), Ministry of Social Affairs
14.35- 14.55
Presentationby Academics
MillyMildawati, Ph.D, (Bandung Social Welfare Polytechnic)
14.55- 15.15
Presentationby The International Organization for Migration (IOM)

TjossySipasulta M. Sc. - (CCCM/DTM-IM Coordinator at InternationalOrganization for Migration (IOM) UN Migration)

15.15- 15.45
Responseby discussant


 - NiMasjitoh Tri Siswandewi M.Si. - MPBI 2021 - 2024 (Indonesian DisasterManagement Society)

- Ida Widianingsih, S.IP., MA., Ph.D, Vice Deanfor Learning, Student Affairs, and Research, FISIP Unpad
15.45- 16.05
Discussionand ask answer
16.05- 16.20
Conclusionand closing


Contact Person:
For further information, do not hesitate to contact us through:
 CP: Danang Azhari (Dana)
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CP: Sakti Herliansyah (Sakti)
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Last updated 19 January 2022

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