BackgroundThe Sinabung Recovery Support Programme (SIRESUP) is a joint initiative of the Government of Indonesia and the key UN agencies (UNDP, FAO, and ILO) in supporting the post-disaster recovery of the regions affected by the 2013 Mt. Sinabung volcanic eruptions in Karo District of North Sumatra. In line with the United Nations Partnership Development Framework (UNPDF) and the strategic goals of the Government of Indonesia’s Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN), the joint programme is designed to contribute to the following outcome: Improved sustainable livelihoods recovery and enhanced community resilience in areas affected by the 2013Mt. Sinabung eruption.
The joint programme comprises of four main outputs to support the outcome, namely: (1) strengthening capacities of national and local authorities to coordinate post-disaster early recovery and recovery measures; (2) strengthening capacities of national and local authorities to plan and implement post-disaster recovery measures; (3) restoring livelihoods and developing economic opportunities of the affected population; and (4) ensuring risk-reduction principles are incorporated in recovery measures. These outputs will be produced through a number of key initiatives that are aimed at facilitating livelihoods recovery, strengthening local government capacity, and improving community resilience.
The SIRESUP is funded by the Indonesia Multi Donor Funding Facilities for Disaster Recovery or Indonesia Disaster Fund (IDF), which is a trust fund managed and overseen by the Government of Indonesia. Whereas the main programme and budget of the post-disaster recovery of the affected areas in Karo District of North Sumatra will be covered under the forthcoming GOI’s Action Plan for Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (RENAKSI) for the regions, the IDF has requested that the SIRESUP address the priority needs/gaps faced by the affected communities and local government while preparing the communities and local government before they receive large funds from the RENAKSI. In this regard, IDF has advised the joint programme to focus on livelihoods recovery, capacity building of local government, and the community resilience. During its initial phase, the joint programme will target the affected communities in three different categories of locations scattered in four sub-districts of Karo, namely: 3 non-habitable villages within the 3-km hazardous zone, 5 habitable villages that were seriously damaged, and 8 villages impacted by the volcanic eruptions.
The SIRESUP will be delivered within fourteen month period from 2015 to 2016. The successful implementation of the programme will facilitate the early recovery of the impacted communities and will complement the full recovery programmes funded by GOI’s RENAKSI. Through documentation and sharing of lessons learned, the joint programme will further enrich the positive discourse in Indonesia in fostering a sustainable post-disaster recovery that is jointly supported by GOI, UN agencies and international organizations, as well as international development partners through the IDF.
The ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste is as one of Participating United Nations Organizations (PUNOs) will be responsible to deliver one of the outputs of the programme, namely the rapid restoration of livelihoods and development of economic opportunities, through the creation of income generation projects that incorporate value-chain approach as a basis for economic development as well as improving the capacity of micro and small enterprises started by IDPs through provision of financial education, micro-finance, entrepreneurship and vocational training.
In order to achieve the joint programme outcome, ILO has train and equipped its tripartite constituents and other local stakeholders as trainers on financial education and they will be requested to implement the training to selected communities from effected villages. This strategy will ensure the capacity and knowledge remain in the local people.
- To train the selected communities from relocated villages on Financial Education for Families.
- To improve the knowledge and skill of the selected communities from relocated villages in managing their family finances in term of expenditures, investment and saving decision.
- To provide opportunity of new trainers to facilitate FE training module with communities.