Building Resilience to Disasters in the Mentawai
July 11, 2013
The Mentawai Islands, lie off the coast of West Sumatra along the Sunda 'Mega-thrust' fault. The islands are in one of the most-seismically active parts of Indonesia and are highly prone to both earthquakes and tsunami.
The islands are remote, a 12-hour ferry ride form the mainland, and suffer from poor communications. In the event of a disaster, it will be a considerable time before any outside assistance arrives. Communities in ....
Deaf Art Community on YouTube
July 05, 2013
The video that formed part of the Ignite Stage and Education Space performances at the Global Platform 2013 is now available on YouTube.
This advocacy and awareness raising video was produced by the Deaf Art Community, Yogyakarta as part of their demonstration of non-verbal communication of practical DRR information.The video, and performance, was widely praised and generated considerable interest in alternative ways to communicate DRR ....
Disability the focus of International Disaster Reduction Day 2013
July 05, 2013
As concern grows over the need to better include people with disability in disaster risk reduction (DRR), International Disaster Reduction Day (IDRD) 2013 is to focus on disability.
This will be the 3rd IDRD. In 2011, the focus was on youth and children with 2012 focusing on women and girls.
IDRD is not only an opportunity to raise awareness on the impacts of disasters on people with disability, but also an opportunity to acknowledge ....
Inclusive Evacuation Drill
March 26, 2013
TAGANA (Social Authority Disaster Preparedness Youth Corps) of Sleman District in collaboration with ASB conducted simulation drill for whirlwind, earthquake and volcano on March 17, 2013 at Mlati Sub-district, Sleman, Yogyakarta.
This was the first inclusive simulation drill conducted by TAGANA with the participation of people with disabilities. Disabled People Organisations (DPOs) and village cadres trained under DIPECHO funded project ....
UN publishes Best Practices on Disability and Development
February 07, 2013
The United Nations has published Best Practices for including Persons with Disabilities in all Aspects of Development Efforts including an ASB Indonesia project targeting children with disabilities outside of school.
The project provided practical disaster risk reduction (DRR) information and procedures to children with disability excluded from school in 230 villages. The project was supported by the European Commission Directorate ....
New ASB Inclusive DRR Article
February 05, 2013
New inclusive DRR article by ASB Indonesia team members Lissa, Agnes and Alifa in Enabling Education Review Issue 1, EENET Asia.
February 04, 2013
Under the lead of the AADMER Partnership Group (APG) a number of consultations have been recently held to increase the participation of civil society within AADMER.
AADMER is the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response. On behalf of the Disability Inclusive DRR Network for Asia-Pacific (DiDRRN), ASB participated in a national consultation in Jakarta. General recommendations included the increased participation of ....
High-Level Monitoring Visit to Mentawai a success
December 11, 2012
This year our annual monitoring visit by the government of Indonesia was to the remote Mentawai islands off Sumatra.
ASB works under a Memorandum of Understanding with Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs coordinated through the Directorate General for Rural and Community Empowerment. We are always pleased to host this annual visit from colleagues from the inter-Ministerial team and this year was no exception.
ASB has been ....
Yogyakarta Declaration in Practice
November 26, 2012
The Disaster Management National Agency of Indonesia (BNPB) is serious in following up results of the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, The Yogyakarta Declaration, encourages the strengthening of DRR implementation at the local level with the participation of the community, including vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities, women, the elderly and children.
This was demonstrated by conducting the ....
No one is left behind
November 14, 2012
New article on ASB and partner the Australian Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction's work on DRR for children with disabilities available from: www.aifdr.org/?p=791
Photo: ASB project coordinator for Ciamis Rofikul Hidayat with Irfan ....