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WFP Indonesia Country Brief, August 2022 – Indonesia



Strong points

• WFP, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the International Organization for Migrations (IOM) facilitated the mid-term workshop and cluster command post exercise. The workshop aimed to strengthen the coordination mechanism of the Cluster.

Operational updates

• As part of its advocacy for scaling up nutrition for school-aged children, WFP held meetings with the Office of the Vice President, the Ministry of Health and the Coordinating Ministry of Human Development and to discuss the concept note on creating synergies between the School Health Program and Family Hope Program. WFP presented the potential synergy on improving the health and nutrition behaviors of parents and children while increasing the purchasing power of poor families to afford healthier food choices.

• More than 200 people participated in the mid-term workshop and national displacement and protection cluster command post exercise, including representatives from the Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Development Coordination Human and Cultural Affairs, National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), Ministry of Home Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health. WFP facilitated discussions on the development of the cluster capacity development working group’s 2023 work plan. WFP will continue to support the cluster coordination mechanism, including by providing technical assistance to identify national and subnational cluster focal points and advocating for the establishment of subnational coordination platforms.

• In partnership with the provincial government of East Nusa Tenggara, WFP provided technical assistance to integrate the Food Security Vulnerability Atlas (FSVA) food security index into community-level disaster risk maps. sub-districts. This aims to produce a tool that could support the provincial government’s prioritization of interventions and programs to reduce food insecurity in disaster-prone areas. At the same time, to further support the production of FSVAs,
WFP participated in the Third Joint Workshop on Small Area Estimation (SAE) for FSVA organized by the National Food Agency and facilitated by Statistics Indonesia and Statistics Polytechnic. Building on the progress made during the second workshop in July, this workshop aimed to refine the SAE models and improve the performance of the tool to generate the datasets needed to produce FSVAs for 34 provinces in 2022.