WFP Indonesia Country Brief, March 2018

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Mar 2018

Highlights

  • WFP trained 900 national and district education officials, teachers, as well as local communities to implement the home-grown school meals programme. School committees including farmers, traders and cooks were encouraged to actively participate in the programme.

  • The Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia has welcomed the latest version of the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Platform for Regional Emergencies (VAMPIRE), a real-time data collection and analysis tool which measures the WFP impact of weather events on food security.

Operational Updates

  • Over 900 national, district and school education officials, as well as local communities were trained by WFP in March 2018 as part of the technical capacity strengthening support for the scale-up of the homegrown school meals programme. The Government of Indonesia expanded the programme from 11 to 64 districts in 2018 targeting more than 100,000 primary school students in the areas with highest stunting rates.

  • The Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia has welcomed the latest version of the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Platform for Regional Emergencies (VAMPIRE), a real-time data collection and analysis tool which measures the impact of weather events on food security. The new features developed jointly by WFP and Pulse Lab Jakarta include tabular and graph data visualization for selected timelines allowing for enhanced monitoring and early warning of weather extremes and their impact on food security across the country.

  • The first national dialogue on Indonesia’s Humanitarian Logistics Master Plan (HLMP) was held by WFP and the National Disaster Management Agency. Further consultation with national stakeholders will focus on resilience, logistics system, the master plan itself and integration with the national logistics system (known as SISLOGPALNAS).

The national dialogue was attended by line ministries, experts from private sector companies in the logistics sector and other key stakeholders. The master plan will be rolled out by the Government of Indonesia to minimize the potential interruption to economic growth caused by disasters in Indonesia.

  • WFP’s advocacy work led to a successful resumption of multi-stakeholder food security coordination for more effective coordination of emerging food security challenges in the country. As requested by the Government of Indonesia, WFP has subsequently commenced work to develop a Terms of Reference to ensure continuity of this vital national coordination forum.