EMPATIKU Foundation, in partnership with various civil society organizations, has initiated the development of a Community-Based Early Warning System (Early Warning System/EWER). EWS has been piloted from 2018 to 2020 in ten villages in the provinces of West Java, Central Java and East Java.
Through research funded by the Global Center, the EMPATIKU Foundation wants to analyze how strengthening community resilience through the development of a community-based detection and handling system must overcome violent extremism as well as examine the impact of community resilience development programs.
Research and Policy Advocacy
This research is aimed at mapping learning from two Empatiku program locations regarding the extent to which community resilience development through the development of a Community-Based Early Detection and Management System can overcome violent extremism. In order to achieve the objectives, the research will conduct:
- Studying the results of pilot programs in Mekarjaya Depok and Pondok Kacang Timur Subdistricts, Tangsel regarding the application of the four pillars including the pillars of increasing knowledge and understanding of violent extremism, the pillars of case management, the pillars of social cohesion development and the pillars of policy support as a conceptual framework in building community resilience against violent extremism ;
- Understand how the conceptual framework impacts the assisted communities, and how program activities within the conceptual framework impact the dynamics of violent extremism. This is done to be able to identify alternative interventions that are better able to overcome violent extremism;
- Review of the recommended indicators of success in building community resilience to overcoming violent extremism according to the existing context; And,
- Develop recommendations regarding the types of primary, secondary and tertiary interventions.
The research results are expected to contribute to the development of knowledge, work tools and program interventions to build community resilience to violent extremism so that program planning and implementation can be more effective at the individual, household and community levels, including in involving the government, security forces or religious leaders who implicitly supporting the ideology of violent extremism, or directly propagating the narrative or violence itself. The findings of this research will contribute to civil society and government agencies in replicating the Tangguh community power development model through a Community-Based Early Detection and Response System.