Tuesday, May 28, 2013

News Related to Tropical Cyclone Mahasen

In the first week of May 2013, Tropical Cyclone Mahasen was forming at the Southern part of Indian Ocean. Our team in AHA Centre published daily situation update containing the information on the development of the Tropical Cyclone in our website and social media channels. I also updated some journalist partners with the information. Among the news published was this news in Kompas, an Indonesian-based newspaper. 

Hujan Ekstrem Menuju Kemarau, Ini Sebabnya (Extreme Rain Towards the Dry Season, Here Are Its Causes). The news is published online here:

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Launch of Disaster Emergency Logistics System for ASEAN

In December 2012 AHA Centre launched the Disaster Emergency Logistics System for ASEAN. At least there were 40 news on that event were published in international and national media, and the followings are the news on that occasion which mentioned my function in AHA Centre:


A short report on my involvement as the discussion facilitator in the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Programme (SSEAYP) is published in 34th edition of SSEAYP News published by the Cabinet Office of Japan.

Being the Facilitator for the Cross-cultural Understanding Promotion topics for a group of youth from 11 countries was a dream come true. This is my way of sharing my knowledge and pay forward to my community, after all the great opportunities gifted to my life - to participate in some exchange programs, and to pursue my study on intercultural communications. :)

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Go Green and Disaster Risk Reduction Go to School and Campus in Aceh

Last year I volunteered to be the trainer on disaster risk reduction (DRR) for a Go Green and DRR Go to School and Campus project. This project was organized by WALHI Aceh, a leading national environmental conservation NGO, and DRR-A UNDP, aiming 16 schools and campuses in Aceh.

The project was a low-cost DRR and environmental education project, as we encouraged the student associations in our schools and universities to minimize the training cost and make some efforts for fundraising before sharing the minimized cost with us. With banners designed to be used in all 16 rounds, and held in school halls, classrooms, or even the campus' cafeteria, we managed to gain 50-150 participants, making more than 1,000 youth in total participated in our trainings. To me, the best things of that project were that we motivated the students to start their own DRR and environmental conservation projects, we planted fruit trees at the schoolyards (that will not only green the campuses but also will give some joy when they start producing their fruits), and the best of all, I made friends with other WALHI Volunteers.I was also one of the trainers for WALHI Aceh's training for their young activists.

Looking back, here are some news on that project, published by WALHI and various local media in Aceh. All are written in Bahasa Indonesia. :)
4. WALHI Latih 25 Aktivis Lingkungan, published in WALHI's website and in The Globe Journal.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

My Works with DRR-A

After finishing my Master's Degree in 2010, I came back to UNDP in Aceh, Indonesia, to work in disaster risk reduction field again with Disaster Risk Reduction Aceh (DRR-A) Project. My team consists of me and my two wonderful colleagues, Fahmi Yunus and Muhammad Fuadi. We are in charge of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Public Awareness and Education. Here are the lists of the news featuring our public awareness and education works and/or quotes from my speeches or training in 2011 - 2012:
International Media/Humanitarian Websites:
7.3 Earthquake Hits Indonesia Again, But This Time Residents Are Better Prepared - Christian Science Monitor. This news was then also published in PreventionWeb and ReliefWeb.
Earthquake Preparedness Works, Indonesians Show - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Website.

National Media
Journalists Set To Teach Aceh How To Reduce Disaster Risks - The Jakarta Globe. This news is then also aggregated by PreventionWeb, at the following link.
Trik Menulis Bencana, Jangan Cuma Data (Tricks to Write About Disaster: Do Not Only Present Data) - Tempo - a report from our seminar on disaster journalism.

In Local Media (all news are in Bahasa):
UNDP: Tinggi Potensi Gempa di Aceh (UNDP: Earthquake Risk Is High in Aceh) - Tribun News
Aparat Pemerintah Dilatih Siaga Bencana (Government Apparatus Were Trained in Disaster Preparedness) - Aceh Kita
Aparat Meulaboh Siap Siaga Hadapi Bencana (The Government Apparatus in  Meulaboh Are Prepared for Disaster) - The Globe Journal
Peran Media dalam Pengurangan Risiko Bencana (Media Roles in Disaster Risk Reduction) - The Globe Journal

News in PCMI Jawa Tengah Blog

In July 2011 the Cabinet Office of Japan selected me as one of eight facilitators for the 38th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Programme (SSEAYP). I was in charge for Discussion Group 2, specializing in Cross-Cultural Understanding Promotion. I then traveled to Japan, Philippines, and Brunei Darussalam from October 28 to November 22, 2011, facilitating discussion sessions attended by 40 youth from 10 ASEAN Member Countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia,  Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) plus Japan. It was a great experience. 

As a SSEAYP Alumni, I am also a member of Purna Caraka Muda Indonesia (PCMI). PCMI is the organization for the alumni of international exchange programs sponsored/organized by the government of Republic Indonesia. They featured me in their blog (in Bahasa), at the following link:

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Article in Asia Media

My article on Facebook Activism that was published in the Jakarta Post was also re-published by Asia Media, the UCLA Asia Institute's website. Here is the link: http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111084 :)