The partnership between the CRS country program in Indonesia and Human Initiative (HI) dates back ten years. During this time, CRS and Human Initiative have viewed one another as long-term, trusted partners in disaster response. Through the flagship project PEER (Preparing to Excel in Emergency Response), CRS supported HI with strengthened organizational capacity in systems, policies, tools and processes. Human Initiative observed, “CRS opened its arms wide for this partnership,” while describing the relationship as “not only work colleagues, but close friends.” The partner emphasized a “real connection” with CRS.
Human Initiative has expressed appreciation to CRS for its continued support of the Human Initiative Institute, which provides “training, sharing knowledge and local capacity building.” Human Initiative intends to leverage the Institute’s platform to build the humanitarian response capabilities of other local non-governmental organizations. Additionally, CRS has provided capacity strengthening support to bolster systems and practices to prevent, mitigate and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse under the Strengthening Partners in Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse through Protection Mainstreaming project
Partner: Human Initiative (HI)
Total value secured: $165,461
Project: Tropical Cyclone Seroja Disaster Response, Emergency Shelter Kits and T-Shelter Construction for Families Affected by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in Lembata District, East Nusa Tenggara Province
Partner role in award received: Prime Recipient Donor: Habitat for Humanity Indonesia (HFHI) Duration of CRS support: 1 month
Role of CRS: Accompanier during prepositioning and capture planning, proposal preparation and leveraging results and donor engagement.
Key Performance Indicator: Total Value (US$) Directly Secured from Donors/Government by Local Partners as a Result of Significant Contributions by CRS1