Indonesian women at community meeting to discuss village reconstruction. Yogyakarta. Photo: Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo / Photo ID: NNS-ID013 World Bank

Policy advocacy at national and communal levels

Masyarakat Penanggulangan Bencana Indonesia (MPBI) started work on the HFA2 in 2012. We believe this kind of work should not be done only for the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), but also to foster resilience to disasters, conflicts, crises, and for vulnerable communities and the people of Indonesia.

Title of case study

Policy advocacy at national and communal levels.

Putting the agenda of HFA 2 into the National Conference on Community-Based Disaster Risk Management

To which HFA Priority of Action does the case study contribute?

HFA Priority 1: National and local priority


Since its inception in 2003 MPBI has been having a series of discussions on HFA 2 with partners such as the Government, international and local non-governmental organisations and the UN system.

MPBI also cooperates with networks on advocacy on indigenous, interfaith and gender issues, as while on the rights of children, persons living with disabilities, the elderly, the marginalized and the poor. Advocacy also covers issues related to education, health, child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); as well as stakeholder accountability e.g. Indonesia National Platform on DRR.

MPBI further lobbies key government bodies such as the National Authority for Disaster Management; the National Development Planning Board; the Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Health Affairs, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries.

Mainstreaming DRR in government (line ministries) and community is the challenge.


Jogjakarta (2011), Kupang (2012), Padang (2013), and Bengkulu (2014),and Jakarta – Indonesia.

How the problem was addressed?

To address the problems, MPBI is conducting a series of discussions with the National Conference on Community Based Disaster Risk Management.

The actors are the community as the beneficiary and end user of DRR, Government (line ministries) as regulator, higher learning as researcher and non government organisations as support and gap filler between government and community.

§  What were the main challenges and how were they overcome?

§  What are the lessons learnt?

§  What could have been done differently and why?


Proceedings and Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) tools as references for DRR actors is the result of this approach /intervention.

Conclusions and recommendation for (mostly) government and non-governmental organisations.

Some districts are implementing the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) regulations for their own local budgets.

Measuring success

Policies, resources, actors, knowledge, movement are the key elements of success.

BNPB uses the HFA approach for its regulations. This regulation will be applied provinces wide in Indonesia.

Relevance to HFA

How have the results contributed to HFA progress in the country?

Up to 10 cities in Indonesia joined the Making Cities Resilient Campaign.

Potential for replication

BNPB regulations based on HFA approach will be implemented through provinces in Indonesia.

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