Hivos received a grant agreement from the European Union (“Team EU”) for a program called ACTION – Active Citizens Building Solidarity and Resilience in Response to Covid-19. It will support vulnerable populations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia for the coming two years.
Hivos and partners will target marginalized and high-risk populations in rural and urban areas in two phases. Phase one focuses on rapid response, such as health care, and water and sanitation systems. Phase two addresses the social and economic recovery phase. For example, providing these communities with job and skills training in the face of massive unemployment caused by the Covid-19 crisis.
Overall, the program will support essential health care, mental health services, water and sanitation systems, farming initiatives, employment and skills training, fundraising assistance, financial assistance assessment, as well as relevant public awareness campaigns.
The program will also help government at all levels to tackle the impacts of the pandemic and respond to emergency needs. Using a multi-sectoral approach, many parties will be involved, such as civil society, community organizations, government, and the private sector in fields ranging from health and social welfare, to governance, livelihoods, and food security.
Amongst the beneficiaries are people with disability, the elderly, women, children, youth, sexual and gender minorities, farmers, landless laborers, and micro and small-scale producers.
They program will be implemented in fives provinces: DKI Jakarta, West Java, Yogyakarta, West Nusa Tenggara, and South Sulawesi.