REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – Indonesian government and United Nation Development Program (UNDP) will hand on hand to tackle some Indonesian regions that prone to conflict. Indonesia has 143 regions prone to conflict, according to the Ministry for Accelerated Development of Disadvantaged Regions. Those regions are divided into three based on the threat rating.
The Secretary of the Minister for Accelerated Development of Disadvantaged Regions, HM Nurdin MT, said those regions were affected by some problems ranging from mass, inter-inhabitant, security-government brawls, to students and scholars brawl.
The conflict, he continued, due to lacking of the capacity of human resources, no political will to develop the regions, and no legal framework and regulation. Besides, data conflict often happens, as there is no commitment to manage the data, disorganized master plan, population problems, poverty, limited budget, and partial conflict management.
The Ministry obtains those data through cooperation with World Bank, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Institut Titian Perdamaian. The Ministry has also conducted several meetings on the management of the conflicts in disadvantaged regions with related parties.
To tackle the problem, the Ministry, prepares Project Peace through Development in Disadvantaged Areas (PTDDA) with UNDP to strengthen the capacity of government in the regions. "It also strengthen the early warning system," Nurdin said.
The pilot project of program takes place in 10 regions in five provinces prone to conflict. They are Maluku, North Maluku, Central Sulawesi, NTT, and Aceh. "The project will start in 2016," he said.