Building resilience to COVID-19-related health and livelihood risks
Orangutang Fonden/Save the Orangutan
Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:
- Mål 1: Afskaf fattigdom
- Mål 2: Stop sult
- Mål 3: Sundhed og trivsel
- Mål 15: Livet på land
- Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling
Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:
- Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
Overordnede mål :
The project aims to build up community resilience for COVID-19 related health issues, and the impacts of the pandemic in terms of food shortage, economic recession and increased pressure on forest resources among poor and marginalized indigenous communities in Indonesian Borneo.
Umiddelbare mål :
Immediate objective 1: Improved awareness and coordination with Health Task Forces have increased community preparedness for COVID-19 and enables a more targeted effort in the nine target communities. Immediate objective 2: Local food production and capacity for income generating activities have increased in the nine target communities, reducing the economic impacts and food insecurity resulting from COVID-19. Immediate objective 3: Community members are combating illegal logging and safeguarding important forest resources for sustaining their livelihoods and protecting the forests for a future beyond COVID-19.
The project targets nine indigenous Dayak communities living in the peat-swamp rainforest area of Mawas, which are some of the most marginalized, vulnerable and poor population groups in Indonesian Borneo. A total of 11,712 people will benefit from implementation of the project, of which a minimum 450 are expected to take active part in project activities. The primary target group (persons who will participate in the activities of the intervention) will consists of: • Community participants in COVID-19 awareness raising and coordination (approx. 180 persons) • Health clinic personnel (approx. 9-18 persons) • COVID-19 health task force personnel (approx. 4 persons) • Community participants in capacity building for livelihood activities (approx. 300-540 persons) • Community participants in loan & savings groups (approx. 135 persons) • Community forest monitoring teams (approx. 90 persons) • Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) personnel (approx. 3 staff) • Protected Forest Management Units (KPHL) personnel (approx. 3 staff) The secondary target group includes all community members in the nine target villages (total 11,712 persons) and to some extend the surrounding communities in the Mawas area (total 145,000 persons).
The project aims to build up resilience to COVID-19 related health risks, and the long-term impacts of the pandemic in terms of food shortage, economic recession and increased pressure on forest resources among poor and marginalized indigenous communities in Indonesian Borneo. The strategy is multi-dimensional; Firstly, information work to improve community awareness on COVID-19 and preventive measures. This will be combined with an improved coordination with health authorities, leading to a more targeted effort in the communities, thereby reducing disease risk. The strategy for tackling the economic impacts and expected food shortage resulting from COVID-19, will include capacity building for increased local food production and income opportunities. Finally, organization and capacity building of community members will lead to the establishment of forest monitoring teams that patrol their forest areas regularly and prevent illegal logging, thereby sustaining their livelihoods.