WFP Indonesia Country Brief, April 2022 – Indonesia


Strong points

• WFP facilitated the South-South Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) peer learning event on youth engagement in disaster preparedness and response between the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs and the Bangladeshi Ministry of disaster management and relief. The two countries shared best practices in involving young people in building disaster-resilient communities.

• The Coordinating Ministry of Human Development and Cultural Affairs and WFP co-organized a technical coordination meeting on “Supply Chain Partnership for Essential Goods during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Transition Period and recovery”. The event facilitated strategic dialogues between stakeholders on current supply chain challenges and opportunities.

• The Ministry of Health and WFP co-hosted a virtual talk show on “Promoting self-love through a balanced diet” on April 14, 2022, marking International Health Day.

• WFP released the Indonesia Price Bulletin, covering the first quarter of 2022 with a particular focus on domestic and global palm oil market trends and recent major interventions on palm oil export regulations. webbed. The bulletin also covered the significant impact of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict on world food prices and the availability and prices of ten strategic food commodities in Indonesia.

Operational updates

• During the SSTC Peer Learning Event on Youth Engagement in Disaster Preparedness and Response, Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs and Bangladeshi Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief exchanged experiences on youth engagement in government disaster preparedness and response initiatives. The Ministry of Social Affairs shared on youth engagement with its Community Volunteers for Disaster Preparedness and Response (TAGANA) initiative. Bangladesh’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief shared youth engagement with its Cyclone Preparedness Programme. Governments also discussed opportunities for empowering women and integrating climate change issues into disaster preparedness and response activities. The two governments agreed to follow up the event by establishing a virtual knowledge-sharing platform to facilitate disaster risk management learning between the two countries.

• The technical coordination meeting on the supply chain partnership followed the inter-agency forum on “Protecting the supply chains of essential food and non-food products during the COVID-19 pandemic” organized jointly by the coordinating ministry and WFP in December 2021. During the meeting, stakeholders agreed to establish a national coordination platform to facilitate strategic dialogues on supply chain issues and define the strategic role of business and academic institutions in building strong and sustainable supply chains. The Ministry of Commerce, the National Disaster Management Agency, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Indonesian Logistics Association, the University of Indonesia and the President’s Office participated in the meeting.

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