BIRMINGHAM – Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLIFLC) is an international cooperation on the role and contribution of humanitarian institutions in the health of local people. As quoted by jliflc.com, JLIFLC also tries to create welfare and eradicate poverty in society. This year JLIFLC was held on October 25 – 26, 2018 in the Embassy of Republic of Indonesia, Birmingham, UK.
On this occasion, Tomy Hendrajati as PKPU Human Initiative Program Director and the chairman of Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI) Board said that Indonesian people have a strong religious background. In addition, religious figures in Indonesia have a strategic role in society. The two things become important if they are managed well in humanitarian activities.
“Indonesian people have a strong religious root, while the religious figures have a strategic role too in society. This strategic role has an opportunity if it is managed well in humanitarian activities both pre-disaster and post-disaster activities,” Tomy Hendrajati said on Saturday (3/11) in Jakarta via Whatsapp.
The agenda themed “Humanitarian Overview Global -National Context” addressed the most effective format searching in building cooperation. It aims to build synergy between religion-based humanitarian institutions and religious figures. In addition, this synergy involves various institutions which have the most strategic contribution in the field. Tomy stated the agenda will encourage the role of religious figures and religion-based institutions to be more active in terms of aid and education on disaster. He added that the next step is the process of capacity building and development program.
“The next action is capacity building to strengthen technical capacity and content for network, make development research and programs,” he revealed.
This event was also attended by about 50 participants and 40 international humanitarian institutions. The countries registered in UNICEF also came. Every country can contribute in the aid distribution and recovery acceleration for disaster survivors. Besides, every country can contribute in conflict prevention such as malnutrition among children. If it can be realized, it will be the best example of humanitarian institutions in the global level.