Disaster Risk Assessments of Kawasan Strategis Pariwisata Nasional of Labuan Bajo

SIAP SIAGA - The Australia and Indonesia Partnership in Disaster Risk Management is a five-year program implemented from 2019 to 2024 financed by the Government of Australia - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and managed by Palladium. The goal of SIAP SIAGA program is to strengthen Indonesia’s management of disaster risk, and engagement between Australia and Indonesia on humanitarian issues in the region. The Outcomes of this investment have both a domestic focus on improving disaster management system to build national preparedness and deliver disaster management services at the subnational level, and a regional focus to strengthen cooperation between Australia and Indonesia on regional humanitarian preparedness and response.

To achieve its outcomes and goal, the SIAP SIAGA in program implementation seeks to produce the following pre-condition as intermediate outcomes:

1. Improved coherence of the disaster management system, including workflows and decision-making processes.

2. Intergovernmental clarity on ways of working and protocols are improved to support effective disaster management at all levels of governments and in communities.

3. Improve quality of information and analysis for targeted communications within government and with the public at large.

The SIAP SIAGA program is implemented at the national and sub-national levels through collaboration mainly with BNPB and other government ministries such as MoHA, MoSA, BAPPENAS (national level), MoFA and BPBD and other local government agencies as well as with civil society organizations (CSOs), and multilateral agencies. The SIAP SIAGA program operates across several provinces in Indonesia, and it also has a significant focus on understanding and improving the intensity and quality of gender and inclusion mainstreaming in disaster management. Target locations for the SIAP SIAGA program are Bali, East Java, Nusa Tenggara Timur, and Nusa Tenggara Barat.

Together with its partners, SIAP SIAGA works towards four End of Program Outcomes (EOPOs):

1. BNPB’s organisational systems are strengthened resulting in better domestic leadership of DM.

2. Target provinces, districts and villages are better able to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from disasters.

3. Strengthened cooperation between Australia and Indonesia on regional humanitarian preparedness and response.

4. Strengthened learning, innovation, cooperation, and inclusion for DM.

In reference to the newly approved SIAP SIAGA Annual Work Plan for 2022, the Program manifests into 6 groups of program thrusts, Program 3 being Mapping and Evaluation of Disaster Risks and its Program Activity 3.1.1. designed for “effective application of standardized and inclusive Disaster Risk Analysis and Mapping to support the implementation of MSS-DM in sub-national level”. The disaster risk analysis and mapping resulting into a disaster risk assessment is an imperative for tourism zones especially those targeted as the national priorities, including KSPN Labuan Bajo.

KSPN development has a significant place within the development plan of the Government of Indonesia, who is committed to increase the number of tourist visits to the country as one of the ways to increase the national revenue. Among the efforts, the Government has designated 10 priority tourist destinations through Presidential Regulation Number 18 Year 2020 on the National Mid-term Development Plan 2020-2024.

Despite the beauty of these tourist destinations, many of them are actually prone to different natural hazards. Likupang, Labuan Bajo and Morotai Island, for instance, are prone to earthquake and tsunami hazards. Past experiences have demonstrated that natural and non-natural hazards can disrupt tourism activities significantly, like the 2018 Lombok earthquake and the most recent COVID-19 pandemic that had reduced very much tourist visits in 2020 and the succeeding years. To minimize disruption to the tourism industry, there needs to be Disaster Risk Assessment of tourism destinations and their surrounding areas.

For that purpose, a DRA exercise will be undertaken for Labuan Bajo, NTT Province, producing the needed DRA and testing the methodology that will be incorporated into the revised DRA guide. The availability of Disaster Risk Assessment for the KSPN Labuan Bajo can facilitate the development of Disaster Management Plan and/or Contingency Plan that contain measures to mitigate the potential impacts of disasters on the tourism destination. They will also help in planning for evacuation of tourists and responding to any disaster event in a rapid and effective manner.

It is anticipated that the total input will take up 5 calendar months; from early of July to November 2022. Work will include travels to Labuan Bajo as necessary.

Details

Jakarta, Indonesia

Closing date:
27 June 2022