The SIAP SIAGA program collaborates with the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), Ministry of Home Affairs (Kemendagri), Ministry of Social Affairs (Kemensos), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kemlu), provincial and district/city governments, and civil society in conducting a regular Joint Monitoring Missions (JMM), which is an important part of the SIAP SIAGA Program’s accountability and evaluation process.
The JMM provides an opportunity for key stakeholders from both the Government of Australia and the Government of Indonesia (including members of the Steering Committee) to review and evaluate the implementation and progress of the SIAP SIAGA program at the provincial and district levels.
Representing BNPB in this activity included the Deputy for Systems and Strategy, Director of Disaster Risk Mapping and Evaluation, Director of Preparedness, representatives of the Centre for Disaster Data, Information and Communication and representatives of the cooperation law bureau.
About the SIAP SIAGA Program
The SIAP SIAGA Program is the Australia-Indonesia Partnership on Disaster Preparedness that aims to enhance Indonesia’s capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from fast and slow disasters in Indonesia and strengthen cooperation between Australia and Indonesia in humanitarian action in the Indo Pacific region. The SIAP SIAGA program is aligned with the priorities of Indonesia’s Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020–2024 and the Australian Government’s Humanitarian Strategy (2016).
The overarching objectives of the Joint Monitoring Mission include:
- Increase understanding of the SIAP SIAGA program activities at the provincial and district levels.
- Discuss and review the progress of the SIAP SIAGA program with local stakeholders.
- Discuss issues and opportunities and recommendations for future programs.
- Identify stories of emerging changes.
Activities during the Mission
The JMM agenda is based on a four-day itinerary in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), held on 2-5 August 2022. A joint team consisting of — the SIAP SIAGA team, the Australian Government, and the Government of Indonesia — carried out a monitoring mission to East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) especially to Kupang Regency, Kupang City and West Manggarai Regency. There are 6 main thematic areas that will be joint monitoring activities:
- Minimum Service Standards (SPM) for sub-disaster affairs.
- Data integration and Pusdalops.
- Contingency planning and preparedness.
- Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion.
- Collaboration through the Disaster Risk Reduction Forum.
- Recovery of COVID-19 in Tourism Villages.
Day 1, Tuesday – 2 August 2022.
- Departure to East Nusa Tenggara Province.
- The JMM Team held a joint audience with the Governor of NTT during the day.
- Followed by a field visit to Pusdalops NTT Province in the afternoon.
Day 2, Wednesday – 3 August 2022
- In the morning there was a discussion session with key stakeholders or relevant local government officials.
- Followed by a visit to a location where the Pulih Bersama SIAP SIAGA partner grant program supports community resilience and recovery from COVID-19 from noon to late afternoon.
- The JMM team was divided into two groups and went on separate field trips, Team 1: Departed to Mata Air Village — location of Swara Parangpuan (Pulih Bersama partner) in Kupang City, Team 2: Departed to Buraeng/Fatubraun village–location of Swara Parangpuan (Pulih Bersama partner) in Kupang Regency
Day 3, Thursday – 4 August 2022
- The JMM team conducted a debriefing session to discuss findings (positive progress and implementation challenges) to identify recommendations for improvement areas.
- This session employed the working group method to formulate the findings during the field visit, in particular with regards to the discussion session on the thematic area of the DRR Forum discussing challenges, solutions and forms of partnership.
- Firza Gozalba guided the discussion process with the FPRB sources in Kupang City and Tasril Mulyadi as the working groups facilitator summarised the results of the discussion to be presented in the following session.
Day 4, Friday – 5 August 2022
- The JMM team in the morning continued their journey to Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, NTT to conduct a field visit to Komodo National Park.
- In the afternoon the JMM Team headed back to Jakarta.
This mission will be followed by the preparation of a JMM Report that details observations, lessons learned and stories of change, as well as outlines of the key next steps by the Indonesian and Australian governments and SIAP SIAGA.
Source: Tasril Mulyadi, BNPB – System and Strategy Directorate