YAKKUM Emergency Unit's second IDEAKSI (ide inovasi aksi inklusi) Innovation Workshop was held via online on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. The first session held by Ratna Susi, inclusion advisor in YEU's IDEAKSI team who delivered the Presentation on Humanitarian Inclusion Standards. Susi begins with a history of why this inclusion standard is needed. In 1994, there was a case of ethnic massacre or genocide in Rwanda, Central Africa, with about 800,000 people lost their lifes in that genocide. Many humanitarian aids came from around the world, but these aids actually worsened the situation in terms of handling the incident. “The aid carriers made their position higher than the people in need. Many practices caused inequality and then it turned into the abuse of power. Therefore, a guide called Sphere was initiated by several countries that continue to develop all the time and Indonesia is also one of these countries,” explained Susi.
This session continued with an on-going explanation of Sphere, the definition of inclusion, the principles and keys of the inclusion program, and ensuring inclusive innovation in making disaster innovations for IDEAKSI activities. Susi explained that an inclusion needs to involve everyone with a variety of backgrounds including age, religion, disability, gender, sexual preference, and nationality to be able to participate fully in every aspect. In addition, it is also necessary to pay attention to the accessibility of innovation users in obtaining a service. These presentations are expected to provide insight into inclusive innovation that can be accessed by everyone.
The next material was presented by the Project Manager, Debora Amie, who explained about knowledge mapping and key actors as collaboration partners, users, target groups, and related stakeholders. The organizers of IDEAKSI YEU led the participants, 15 selected groups of innovators, to remap what was known and what was not known regarding the issues to be raised.
The discussions held in this second workshop are expected to be a trigger and guide for the innovator team in making plans and conducting research again whether potential solutions already exist/have been developed previously and the efforts that need to be made so that the resulting disaster solutions are in accordance with the needs of vulnerable groups.
At the end of the session, Dhinar Rizky as the community organizer provided technical guidance for carrying out field research to map out the research plan. The important thing to note is to involve users, who in the context of IDEAKSI are vulnerable groups as part of the implementation team to ensure that the solutions developed are in accordance with the identified needs of vulnerable groups. In the field research process, each group will be funded in the amount of IDR 3,000,000 to carry out the research. This will be very useful for local innovators to understand user needs regarding innovations that will be carried out by the group.