WFP Indonesia Country Brief, October 2016

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Oct 2016

Highlights

  • Through the new Country Programme (CP), WFP will contribute to the Government’s plans to reduce food insecurity for 11 million Indonesians, improve nutrition and strengthen emergency preparedness.

  • Limited funding in the first year of the new Country Programme would diminish WFP’s ability to provide the policy advice, technical assistance and capacity development requested by the Government in pursuit of its national development plan.

Operational Updates

  • The Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2016-2020 between the Government and WFP was signed by the Minister of National Development Planning on 26 August 2016. The CPAP 2016-2020 is the basis for ministries/agencies and WFP for implementing the agreed activities. It will also be the reference for ministries/agencies to formulate and to sign the Project Document (Prodoc) as a subsidiary agreement.

  • WFP USA and Cargill launched a partnership to strengthen food security in Honduras, Indonesia and Kenya. In Indonesia, the collaboration will support WFP’s partnership with the Government to enhance the quality of its school meal programme. Furthermore it will also assist in achieving the below objectives:

    a. Strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Education to replicate and scale up its school meal programme.

    b. Exploring ways for local farmers to supply ingredients for the school meal programme.

    c. Encouraging Cargill workers to adopt a more balanced diet lifestyle particularly in the work place.

  • On 06 October, the Indonesian National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) and WFP convened a seminar on “Technological Solutions for Disaster Response Supply Chains”. The seminar presented the results of the analysis and methodology of The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific (National University of Singapore) for identifying the optimal locations for BNPB’s humanitarian response facilities (warehouses). This scientific methodology was originally used by the National University of Singapore to determine commercial factory locations; it was then expanded and adjusted to humanitarian needs.

  • In October, the Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping Unit conducted the following activities:

    a. Communications training for government officials to enhance their capacity in creating readable content (press release, presentation etc.) that could be used in various platforms such as social media.

    b. Food Security and Vulnerability Atlas training for government officials. This training assist them to identify food security-prone areas and establish targeting for their development plan.