Commemoration of the 2022 Disaster ...

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Day is commemorated on the 13th of October every year. This year, the event was hosted in the City of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. The day commemorates DRR by encouraging shared awareness, building dialogue and developing strong DRR networks across Indonesia. The National Agency of Disaster Response (BNPB) stated, that as of October 13, 2022, there had...

Climate Information: Learning Natur...

“Yen lemahe wis empuk, tangane megar'' is one of the local wisdoms that is still widely believed by farmers in Ngoro-oro Sub-Village, Giriasih Village, Purwosari District, Gunungkidul in determining the beginning of the planting period, namely if the soil is soft due to rain, then it is time to work. Farmers use knowledge from generation to generation by paying attention to the soil...

How the Merapi Eruption Changed the...

She is still traumatized. Episodes of the volcanic eruption appear in her dreams, 12 years after the disaster. But she is not alone. The 2010 Merapi eruption has imprinted the memories of children born before the disaster. In drawing sessions, school kids draw images of Merapi spewing lava and ash. Images contrary to the peaceful mountainous landscape and farmers working the rice fiel...

What Do Bamboo Hats, Women Farmers,...

Everywhere in Indonesia, we see farmers getting their hands dirty. They bend their back to sow the seeds of rice plants, carefully remove weeds, and harvest hectare after hectare of crops. Reliant on their friend, the sun as they cannot work at night. Yet this life-giving friend is harsh, and the farmers often have to protect themselves by wearing bamboo hats. The farmers’ hats are ...

YAKKUM's Board of Members Visit at ...

YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU) with the support of CBM Global Disability Inclusion carried out the release and handover of rompong to fishing communities in Loli Tasiburi Village and Loli Dondo Village, located on the beach of Loli Village Tasiburi, Wednesday (31/8/2022). The release and handover of the rompong was carried out by the Deputy Regent of Donggala, Moh. Yasin, accompanied ...

Caring and Crying Are Not Women-onl...

“Men are not built to nurture.” That is how our society usually perceives the gender role of men. It is also often said that a woman's natural role is to raise children. The term gender is commonly confused with sex. The late Dorce, an Indonesian public figure and a transwoman, internalized herself as a woman. Being a woman is her gender or her ‘social sex’. When we talk ab...

Caring is the Most Important Thing

Juanda Ginting, a volunteer for YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU) supporting the humanitarian response to the earthquake in North Tapanuli, said that the relief distribution is scheduled for Tuesday, 11 October 2022 in Sipoholon Sub-district. The response plan was based on the result of coordination with HKBP Lumban Baringin in Sipoholon to target communities affected by the earthquake. A t...

IDEAKSI and Intergenerational Group...

“Sleman Gumregah Bersama Lansia”   "National Older People Day (HLUN) which is commemorated every 29 May is a day where the Republic of Indonesia wants to appreciate in the form of appreciation for the spirit of body and soul as well as the important role and strategy of the Indonesian older people in their work to maintain self-reliance, participate in development and advan...

Community Reporting: A Space for Co...

Community reporting is the delivery of information about a community, their activities, events, themes or topics, reported by the community.  YAKKUM Emergency Unit’s (YEU) Community-led Innovation Partnership (CLIP) facilitated a community reporting workshop for innovators from their IDEAKSI project. The two-day workshop focused on the objectives of community reporting, supporti...

Capacity Building in Project Cycle ...

Capacity Building in Project Cycle Management and Learning through Monitoring Evaluation and Accountability   “This training aims to answer the needs that we need. We hope that in this IDEAKSI process, it is related not only to developing innovation, but also to capacity building and organizational strengthening of each innovator team,” explained Debora Utami, YEU program m...

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