Journey to A Resilient Ternate

Pulse Lab Jakarta recently facilitated a design solution workshop in Ternate City, North Maluku at the invitation of PMI and American Red Cross/Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC).

In support of American Red Cross/GDPC and IFRC’s coastal cities resilience initiative, the workshop introduced human-centered design approach to stakeholders as a mean to ideate solutions for Ternate Tangguh (Resilient Ternate).

Throughout the workshop, participants received practical guidance on how to perform city-wide assessments based on GDPC’s Building Urban Community Resilience Toolkit. This toolkit was then used to identify and define certain pressing challenges in Ternate City. To better understand and effectively tackle these challenges, the workshop participants relied on facets from the human-centered design framework to conduct in depth interviews within the community.

The overall objectives included building an understanding of the various issues from the ground up and translating community members’ stories into useful insights. Five prototypes were designed at the workshop, all of which were geared towards building resilience within affected areas.

This video blog recaps the workshop journey.


Pulse Lab Jakarta is grateful for the generous support from the Government of Australia.