Since November 2013, LEARN intervened in Emergency Response operations of the Mount Sinabung eruption. It started with a rapid needs assessment which covered the coordination among stakeholders and continued with a capacity mapping of the LEARN members to ensure who will participate in the emergency program.
All together 13 organizations joint the LEARN JOINT INTERVENTION; Nurani Luhur Masyarakat Foundation, Holianaa Foundation, Friend of the Earth/Wahana Lingkungan Hidup North Sumatra, Food for The Hungry/Fondasi Hidup Indonesia, Cipta Fondasi Komunitas, PSE Caritas Medan, Foundation for Sustainable Ecosystems/YEL, Community Disaster Risk Management-Community Development Studies/CDRM-CDS University of Nomensen, Centre for Study and Child Protection/Pusat Kajian dan Perlindungan Anak (PKPA), Unity in Diversity Foundation/Yayasan Bhineka Tunggal Ika, West Sumatra Emergency Response Forum (FATAB), FSPAS of South Sumatra, and Lumbung Derma West Sumatra.
Until March 2014, the LEARN JOINT RESPONSE has responded in the following sectors: WASH Food, Non-Food-Items, Psychosocial and Camp Management. Moreover, the LEARN JOINT RESPONSE also played an active role in advocacy.
As this was the first time an intense joint intervention was carried out, it is important to assess the intervention for good practices and areas of improvement. Therefore a participatory evaluation was conducted together with the organizations which were involved in emergency response operations with LEARN. It aims to identify the impact on the beneficiaries or the respective organization. In another part, participatory evaluation is intended to assess the strength and challenges of the joint response in order to obtain a better response quality.