Indonesia: Appeal No. MAAID002 Programme Update No. 2

Situation Report
Originally published


Appeal No. MAAID002

This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The purpose of the International Federation delegation programme is to support the institutional capacity building of the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) and facilitate a coordinated approach of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement) in supporting PMI's programmes in Indonesia.

Programme summary: The five-month period saw various achievements in programme implementation, partnership as well as policy changes. The disaster management programme focused on building capacity of PMI in terms of human resources as well as availability of systems, prepositioned relief items, and funding to ensure timely response in times of disaster. During this period, previous capacity building efforts were put to the test as earthquakes struck West Java and West Sumatra in September.

Similarly, in health and water and sanitation sector, the International Federation supported PMI in developing strategies to enable prompt response to mitigate impact of disasters, particularly in terms of water supply and sanitation. Additionally, preparedness and awareness programmes such as 'malaria hang up' and human pandemic preparedness (H2P) continued this year, aiming at reducing morbidity and mortality rate related to health risks. HIV/AIDS projects have been initiated with support from several partner national societies (PNS).

The highlight of the organizational development programme achievements is the successful fundraising of IDR 62 billion out of the targeted IDR 9 billion. However, other achievements are not to be taken lightly, as PMI has revised its statute and formulated its five-year strategic plan for the next period of 2010-2014, which will both be ratified at the PMI General Assembly held at the end of December. Further capacity building efforts have continued, albeit slowly, as the management was mainly focussing on the revision of statute, formulation of the strategic plan, and preparation of the General Assembly, during which PMI will be electing its new central governing board.

Efforts of raising PMI's image included the celebration of PMI's 64th anniversary in September, at which disaster risk reduction activities took place. PMI's website was awarded the best website by the government public relations coordination agency, and the Indonesian museum of records awarded PMI for having established the most first aid posts during the Eid holiday season in September.