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Red Cross Red Crescent Induction Training for Governments of ASEAN in ACE Programme | 27 April – 2 May 2015 | Semarang, Indonesia

27 April , 2015 8:00 am - 2 May , 2015 5:00 pm UTC+7

IFRC and Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) co-facilitated a Red Cross Red Crescent Induction training for governments of ASEAN on 27 April – 2 May 2015 in Indonesia, as part of the AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme. This training is part of the 6-month AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme aiming at enhancing the capacities of the future Disaster Management managers of ASEAN.

The training was held at PMI training centre in Semarang, Central Java, for 16 representatives of National Disaster Management Offices from 8 ASEAN Member States, as well as 3 participants from the AHA centre. Following the training, 3 days of field visits allowed participants to learn about PMI programming in Solo and Yogyakarta as well as meeting with communities at risk living in the slope of Mount Merapi, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

To see the flow of the sessions and the feedback from the participants, visit the video created by one of the volunteers from PMI Central Java.


The training included 6 modules and involved facilitators from PMI, Singapore Red Cross and IFRC (country delegations, South-East Asia Regional Delegation and Asia Pacific Zone Disaster Management Unit) :

Overview of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement

  • RCRC approach to emergency preparedness and response
  • From Recovery to Resilience
  • An inclusive approach (gender and diversity, youths)
  • Disaster Law
  • Communication and Advocacy

Below are administrative documents from the training:

Here are the training materials:

 1. Overview of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement
   A. Overview of RCRC Movement
        PresentationOverview of RCRC Movement (history, components, mandates, principles, emblems of Red Cross Red Crescent Movement)
        VideoStory of an idea
        VideoTogether we are IFRC | InfographicTogether we are IFRC
        ResourceFundamental Principles
    B. Overview of RCRC in South-East Asia
        PresentationOverview of RCRC in South-East Asia (context, emerging challenges, field of work and regional cooperation)
    C. Example of a National Society: Indonesian Red Cross (PMI)    
        PresentationOverview of PMI Organization (mandates, context, mission, vision, development, self-assessment 2011, strategy)
        VideoPMI Profile (with English subtitles)
  2. RCRC Approach to Emergency Response and Preparedness
    A. Introduction to principles and rules
        PresentationPrinciples and Rules for Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
        VideoPrinciples and Rules for Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement | ResourceHandbook and Annex A
 B. PMI preparedness and response, from local to national level
        PresentationPMI preparedness and response, from local to national (DM framework, disaster preparedness, command center, zoning operation and logistic decentralization, tools and equipment, phase of emergency assistance, coordination mechanism, scale of disaster, impact, and responsibility, emergency response and relief, early recovery, recovery/reconstruction, technical support, partnership)
        VideoPMI command centre (Posko PMI)
        PresentationDisaster Management Profile in Central Java
        PresentationPMI Volunteer in Disaster (recruitment, training scheme, deployment)    C. IFRC global disaster tools        PresentationIFRC global disaster tools (NDRT, RDRT, HEOPs, FACT, DREF, ERU and logistic mobilization)
 3. RCRC and (Early) Recovery Initiatives
    PresentationRecovery Programming: Build back better and enhancing resilience (with examples from Indonesia)
    Resources: IFRC Recovery Toolkit:

                Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project – Disaster Recovery Toolkit:

    A. Livelihoods Programming

        PresentationLivelihood Awareness (Definition, livelihoods assets and resources, programmes, strategies, outcomes, framework).

        ResourceIFRC ICRC Guidelines for Cash Transfer Programming

        VideoCash Transfer Programming | Cash in Emergencies during Philippines Typhoon Yolanda |

Supply Chain in Cash and Voucher Programmes

    B. Shelter Programming

        PresentationShelter (Definition, things to consider, shelter cluster: coordination, challenges, functions, roles, activities)

        Video: Shelter Cluster Philippines – Coordinating humanitarian shelter following Typhoon Haiyan

 4. The Resilience Approach
     PresentationIFRC Resilience Approach (definition, key to resilience, implementing resilience)
     ReferenceFramework for Community Resilience
     Presentation: Example from PMI: PMI integrated community-based programming (strategy, approach, partnership, key components, capacity building of communities and local governments, VCA, DRR SOP, community based early warning, advocacy and awareness, structural mitigationDRR/CCA measures, challenges and way forward).
 5. An Inclusive Approach (Gender and Diversity, and Youths)
   A. Gender and Diversity
        PresentationGender and Diversity in Disaster Management
        Simulation: Landia – Case StudyRole Play and Facilitator Guide

    B. The role of youths in RCRC programming

        PresentationSoutheast Asia Youth Network – Youth on the Move (youth empowerment, activities)

        VideoSoutheast Asia Youth Network (SEAYN) Presentation Video | Our World is in a Mess | Youth with a Vision

 6. Disaster Law
 A. Introduction: What is disaster Law? Disaster Law Themes and Tools
     Presentation: Introduction to disaster law part 1 (definition, themes of disaster law, IFRC tools, examples from the region).
     Presentation: Introduction to disaster law part 2 (background, multi-country study, DRR checklist, disaster law developments in South East Asia and role of RCRC, country case study: Indonesia).
 B. Disaster Law: the experience of Indonesia
        Presentation: PMI – Disaster Law in Indonesia (Background, Desk Study, Disaster law support from PMI and IFRC, International Disaster Response Law (IDRL) road map, advocacy and socialization, PMI involvement in DM law review).

 7. Communication in Emergencies (from disaster preparedness to recovery: an overview on communication and advocacy with a focus on social media, media relations and new technologies)
    A. Simulation of communication in emergencies

        SimulationSimulation exercise explanation (flood)scenario and videoCNN interview with the IFRC Sri Lanka

B. IFRC tools in communication and advocacy

        PresentationCommunicating in Disaster (challenges, value of communication, practical advises, media coverage of emergency, social               media, interviews, field trips)

        VideoBeneficiary Communications | Communication is Aid – An Animation | Culture and Risk

    C. Experience from PMI in promoting the voices of communities

        Presentation: PMI tools on beneficiary communication: Listening to the voices of beneficiaries (PMI command centre/posko, call centre, social media, blood donation campaign, bloodbook, Mobile Rapid Assessment (MRA), PMI radio program, television talk show and public campaign, face to face communication, VCA, challenges, solutions)

        VideoPMI Mobile Rapid Assessment (MRA) English subtitlesHow to Use MRA

For more information on the training, please contact herve.gazeau@ifrc.org

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27 April , 2015 8:00 am UTC+7
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