Indonesia’s geographical location between the continents of Asia and Australia, as well as between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, around 17,000 islands stretching along the equator with an area of 7.81 million km², about 2.01 million km² is land and the rest is ocean. a population of more than 275 million people divided by about 1,340 tribes with 715 languages/dialects. 38.7 million (28.61%) of the population work in the agricultural sector, around 3.6 million people work in the small-scale mining sector. The mining, agriculture and forestry sectors are the 3 largest contributors to GDP, followed by the tourism industry and the maritime sector.
Indonesia is also often called the ring of fire with a series of seismically active volcanoes that stretch across the Pacific Ocean. This makes Indonesia prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions which cause losses and casualties. Along with climate change, hydrometeorological disasters are increasing. In 2022 BNPB (National Disaster Management Agency) reported that there were 3,522 natural disasters, 1,520 of which were hydrometeorological disasters.
The ToGETHER program in Indonesia is implemented by local humanitarian partners on the islands of Sumatra, Java, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Central Sulawesi and Maluku.
Local Humanitarian Partners (LHPs)
Pusat Kajian Dan Perlindungan Anak (PKPA) is a non-governmental organization which was established on 21st October 1996. PKPA works with partners ranging from international to local levels. PKPA focuses on community empowerment in order to encourage the fulfillment of children’s rights and protection in Indonesia. Its vision is the realization of the best interests of children and women. The main areas of operation are policy advocacy that supports the fulfillment and protection of children and women, informal and non-formal education, increase the capacity of stakeholders, studies/research/publications on children’s and women’s issues and child-based disaster preparedness and disaster ER programs.
Lembaga Pengembangan Sumber Daya Mitra (LPSDM) is located in Lombok West Nusa Tenggara Province, which was established on May 3, 1993. The realization of participatory, democratic, gender justice and social justice society in the implementation of development toward prosperity. The main areas of operation are economic and institutional development, strengthening women leadership in development planning, organizing and giving access to poor and marginal group in knowledge and information development. They also work on strengthening community capacity in responding to climate change adaptation by developing conservation agriculture, agroforestry, food banks and local waste. Facilitate and develop women’s leadership in disaster response and sustainable economic development.
Yayasan Panorama Alam Lestari Foundation (Y.PAL) was founded on November 22, 1999 and is domiciled in Poso Regency, Central Sulawesi. It focuses focuses on promoting sustainable environmental preservation. The main areas of operation are: ecosystem preservation (Sustainable Forest and Agriculture Management), advocate for the rights of the general public and indigenous people, community based disaster management and emergency response. In 1999 Y.PAL responded to the Poso conflict, emergency response and recovery of PASIGALA in 2018 and assisted community readiness for floods in Buol District through the HOIFA program and the Covid 19 response in 2020.
Yayasan Pelangi Maluku (YPM) is a non-governmental organization located in Maluku Province. It was established during the humanitarian conflict in Maluku on March 8, 2000, with the main interventions being peace education and health programs, especially in HIV, Malaria, TB, immunization, and emergency response. There vision is to be a center for advocacy, consultation, outreach to support people to achieve healthy living in 2030. The main areas of intervention are outreach, support, empowerment, and advocacy. After join ToGETHER project YPM has extend their activity to support ER in their surrounding intervention are such us Moluccas islands.
Yayasan SHEEP Indonesia (YSI) Yogyakarta is a non-governmental organization based in Yogyakarta, Central Java. It has a mandate to empower the community in the field of health education, environmental sustainability and peace. Its vision is to become a development and innovation partner in empowering marginalized communities in Indonesia, and its mission is to empowered marginalized communities to become tough and critical. The main areas of operation are disaster and climate change, strengthening CSOs, and good and sustainable governance systems. LHP action in humanity: Reduce the Impact of Disasters and Climate Change in the Food, Water and Primary Health Sector in Indonesia.