Inclusive research: working with organisations of persons with disabilities in WASH research
August 03, 2020
Conducting a research was not a familiar thing to do for most members of the Working Group of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities in Palu Sigi Donggala (Pokja OPDis Pasigala). But through one of ASB’s research project “Investing in inclusive WASH: Identifying barriers and values,” they have been introduced to research activities. 25 members of Pokja OPDis Pasigala are currently taking part in the preparatory stage of ....
Series of online training on research and disability
July 01, 2020
As a component of the “Investing in inclusive WASH: Identifying barriers and values” project, ASB organised a series of training and workshop in May to June 2020. The activities involve participants from the project key actors that are researchers from Gadjah Mada University (UGM) and representatives of the Working Group of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities in Palu, Sigi, and Donggala (Pokja OPDis Pasigala).
The first ....
Putting The Sendai Framework into Action
July 01, 2020
April 2020 marks the closing of the Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DiDRRN) consortium programme. Titled as “Putting the Sendai Framework into Action: Realising all-of-society commitment through the meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in disaster risk reduction at regional, national, and local levels,” the programme was implemented in four countries across Asia and the Pacific: Bangladesh, ....
Responding to COVID-19: Priority of protection for most at-risk groups
July 01, 2020
While it is true that the novel coronavirus is spreading indiscriminately, it is also undoubted that some people are at higher risks in this calamity due to epidemiology or socio-economic factors. Older persons are more likely to have some sorts of comorbidity which increases the possibility of a severe complication when contracted with COVID-19. Persons with disabilities, who mostly work in informal sectors, are dealing with a greater threat ....
New research project: Investing in inclusive WASH
March 27, 2020
Inclusion has been underrated in most instances of humanitarian response around the world. By the same token, in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector, accessibility of the services is often overlooking the barriers faced by the most at-risk groups. Despite numerous regulations and guidelines stressing the urgency of inclusion, there are noticeable gaps in defining awareness and commitment into real actions. Responding to this ....
Commemorating #TsunamiDay with students with seeing difficulties
November 12, 2019
Millions of people are exposed to the deadly risk of tsunami, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. 15 years ago, the world was shocked by the mighty wave that devastated numerous areas adjoining the Indian Ocean in 2004. Another strong tsunami destroyed a major city in Japan in 2011. Just last year, two tsunamis crushed several areas of the Indonesian archipelago. These events have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and jeopardized the ....
Upholding the Roles of Persons with Disabilities as Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Front-liners
August 12, 2019
tangguh!” shouted Silma Desi to greet visitors at the ASB innovation
platform booth at Geneva International Conference Centre, Switzerland. Tangguh is an Indonesian word means
‘resilient’, which is often used by Silma as a vigorous expression towards
disaster. One of her VIP visitors at
the booth was Dr Bärbel Kofler, the Federal Commissioner for Human Rights and
Humanitarian Assistance of ....
Developing disaster risk reduction learning materials on disability-inclusion for sudden-onset natural hazards
December 12, 2018
More than 80% of persons with disabilities around the world have not participated in community disaster management and risk reduction processes. Most persons with disabilities also do not have a personal emergency preparedness plan (UNISDR, 2013). This data supports the common knowledge that persons with disabilities are disproportionately affected by disasters. Driven by the urgent needs of the availability of accessible information for ....
Managing Disaster Risk in the Coastal Areas of West Sumatra
December 11, 2018
On Saturday (1/12), the Disaster Management Team of Karya Bakti Sub Village in the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, conducted an earthquake simulation exercise. At 9 AM sharp, a siren was turned on. A few minutes later, more than 100 community members and school children evacuated to a nearby football field. The Disaster Management Team members, each wearing an orange t-shirt, started to run around, giving guidance to the evacuees. Some team ....
Initiation of Disability Inclusion Service Unit in West Papua
November 16, 2018
The Disaster Management Office (DMO) of West Papua Province has legalised the Disability Inclusion Service Unit (Unit LIDi) on September 27, 2018. It aims to strengthen DMO's services for all community, including for persons with disabilities. Based on the Head of National DMO Regulation Number 14/2014, Unit LIDi is being operated by DMO staffs, disabled people's organisations and other disaster management stakeholders. Another key ....
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