ASB’s office in Indonesia is responsible for programmes directly implemented by ASB in Indonesia and partner implemented programmes in Indonesia and the Philippines. Our work in Indonesia is coordinated with the Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs. We are actively involved in regional and international policy forums and have developed a strong reputation for delivering practical inclusive disaster risk reduction (DRR) solutions.
We see positive collaboration as central to delivering effective and cost-efficient programming. Much of our work is partnership and consortium based. This approach benefits from each partner contibuting their own specialities and adding value. Collaborative approaches also expose us to new ideas and situations. This challenges our thinking and supports us to constantly reflect on and improve our work. We work closely with government, international and national non-government organisations (NGOs), academia and Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs).
ASB takes inclusion seriously. We aim to ensure that all, and particularly those most at-risk, can actively participate in, and meaningfully contribute to, our and our partners’ work. We support and promote a whole-of-community approach. For ASB, inclusive solutions are at the very heart of effective risk management and form the foundation of resilience.
Our work aims to increase the resilience of individuals and communities. We understand resilience as the ability to manage risk and prepare, adapt and respond to events in a changing world. These changes may come from hazard risk or through changes to society and the economy.
ASB programming in Indonesia and the Philippines supports international commitments to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and sustainable development as a whole. We recognise that becoming resilient requires people to be empowered to act on opportunities and to take the lead in shaping their future.