ADPC in collaboration with the Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Daerah (BPBD) Lampung Province, organized the SPRINT Consultation Workshop on 31 August 2023. Attended by more than 50 participants from the government, local civil society organizations (CSOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs), the academe, media, and villages, the multi-stakeholder workshop is a significant step towards strengthening community resilience against disasters in Lampung Province, Indonesia.

Recognizing the unique challenges faced by communities facing low-attention disasters in low-attention geographies, ADPC has initiated the “Strengthening Partnerships for Community Resilience in Indonesia and Timor-Leste (SPRINT)” project. Despite its high-risk profile and recurring impacts of disasters, Lampung Province often receives limited attention and support, especially from external agencies. The SPRINT project is designed to address these gaps, focusing on building disaster-ready communities through inclusive and integrated community-based DRM approaches. The project emphasizes the empowerment of local organizations, ensuring they play a pivotal role in disaster preparedness and response. Furthermore, women and marginalized groups are placed at the heart of the project to secure their active participation in planning and decision-making processes.

The workshop had three primary objectives: (1) to introduce the SPRINT project, detailing its objectives, scope, technical implementation, duration, and the involvement of local stakeholders; (2) to facilitate the formation or strengthening of a sub-national disaster risk reduction (DRR) Forum by bringing together all relevant stakeholders; and (3) to outline the immediate next steps required to kickstart the project activities, focusing on enhancing the capacity of local CSOs/CBOs and fortifying community resilience.

The event serves as a testament to ADPC’s commitment to reducing the suffering caused by disasters, minimizing dependency on external support, and ensuring a swift and resilient recovery in the aftermath of calamities. With the SPRINT project, ADPC envisions a future where communities in high-risk areas are better prepared, more resilient, and can recover faster from disaster events.

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