Data Analysis and Interpretation fo...

Sir Francis Bacon is famously known to coin the saying “Knowledge is Power.” Informed policymakers may propose effective solutions to social problems. Communities can also address the challenges in their areas by having access to the right data. Data is understood as a collection of factual information. In our era, we have access to an insurmountable amount of data. Each of YAK...

COP27: Global Community Efforts in ...

YAKKUM Emergency Unit participated in the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt on 14 November - 18 November 2022.  Some of the topics discussed in this activity included how to ensure a gender window in the community resilience program, how to increase the role of cross-stakeholders to support community-based adaptation (locally-led adaptation), what sh...

Comparative Study of YEU Lumajang T...

On November 8-10, 2022, the YEU Lumajang team visited Yogyakarta to conduct a comparative study. This activity was attended by 16 people consisting of 3 representatives of Sumberurip Village, 3 representatives of Oro Oro Ombo Village, 3 representatives of Supiturang Village, 1 representative of Pronojiwo Sub-district, and 6 members of the YEU team. The group departed on November 8 at ...

The Women's Summit 2022

The Women's Summit in response to the results of the G20 meeting was held for 2 days in Sanur, Bali on 11-12 November 2022. Two representatives from YEU, namely Brigita Ra Sekar and Agnes Meiria and 100 other participants from various organizations engaged in efforts for gender, climate and economic justice in Asia Pacific joined this activity organized by AKSI! for gender, social and...

YEU, PRY, and UMY Push for Meaningf...

In celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU), YAKKUM Rehabilitation Center (Pusat Rehabilitasi YAKKUM—PRY), and Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) held a one-day event comprising of panel discussions, Q&As and a display of local innovations from our community partners. The event took place in the new Dasron Hamid Research a...

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 ...

ACT Alliance Asia - Pacific Gender ...

On 27 - 29 September 2022 in Bali, Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance organized a gender community of practice (CoP) for the Asia - Pacific region. This meeting was held in the same week as the regional meeting of ACT Alliance members in the same region. The COP meeting, which was attended by 31 participants representing ACT Alliance members in the Asia-Pacific region, amon...

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