What Aid Can Accomplish -Indonesia's Lessons on Disaster Preparedness and Response – University of Copenhagen

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What Aid Can Accomplish -Indonesia's Lessons on Disaster Preparedness and Response

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research invite you to this afternoon seminar on 3 May 2013

What: Presentation and discussion on MDF and JRF results in Indonesia

Who: Representatives of the Indonesia Multi-Donor Trust Fund Secretariat, the Indonesian National Ministry for Disadvantaged Regions, and the Province of Aceh, including: Suprayoga Hadi, Deputy Minister for the Development of Special Regions at the Ministry for the Development of Disadvantaged Regions, Republic of Indonesia
Hermani Wahab, Head of Bappenas Secretariat of MDF/ JRF Program, National Development Planning Agency, Government of Indonesia Stefan G. Koeberle, World Bank Country Director for Indonesia East Asia and Pacific.

When: May 3rd, 2013
14:15 - 16:00

Where: Hannover Auditorium, Building 20
Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen
Nørre Allé 20, 2200 Copenhagen N

Background

The Indonesian tsunami and earthquake response multi-donor trust funds, the Multi Donor Fund for Aceh and Nias (MDF) and the Java Reconstruction Fund (JRF) which began in 2005 and 2006, have recently concluded their successful reconstruction programs. The objective of the MDF and the JRF is to finance post-disaster emergency
rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in support of the Government’s own program. To support Indonesia’s recovery program, 22 donors contributed approx. US$749 million to the two trust funds combined.


The Presentation

A delegation from the trust fund secretariat, and key counterparts from the Indonesian central government and Aceh province will present the experiences and lessons learned from these programs, and best practices and models for replication. The presentation and discussion will cover lessons from:

  • Community driven reconstruction
  • Capacity development
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • Infrastructure and economic development
  • Multi-level coordination and the operations of multi-donor funds
  • Disaster preparedness and resilience


The main focus areas are thus:

  • Sharing key results achieved through the trust funds
  • Highlighting the effectiveness of the multi donor trust fund model in its support with results,accountability and visibility
  • Discussing future challenges and opportunities in Aceh and Indonesia more broadly in regards to preparedness and resilience in facing future disasters

This event provides a unique insight into the succesful results of modern disaster management, and is to be viewed as an open invitation for questions and discussions.

Disasters are inherently interdisciplinary, and we encourage interested parties from a vide variety of academic and professional backgrounds to attend.

As both practical, theoretical, academic and managerial aspects will be covered during the presentation, we hope to further broaden the field of disaster research, in order to benefit us both proactively in facing future disasters, and also in order to better assess past disasters.