DAI, the implementer of the “USAID-funded Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (IUWASH) Project” invites qualified offerors to submit proposals to supply and deliver “Documentary Film for Promotion of Sewerage and Septage Service by PDAM Surakarta” in support of program implementation. The Indonesia Urban Water Sanitation and Hygiene (IUWASH) project is a sixty-month program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented under the leadership of IUWASH works with government, the private sector, NGOs, community groups and other stakeholders to improve access to safe water supply and sanitation in Indonesia’s urban areas. The overall goal of IUWASH is to assist the Government of Indonesia (GOI) in making significant progress in achieving its safe water and sanitation Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets by expanding access to these services. The expected results to be achieved are: (a) Two million people in urban areas gain access to improved water supply; (b) 250,000 people in urban areas gain access to improved sanitation facilities; and (c) the per unit water cost paid by the poor in targeted areas decreases by at least 20%. To achieve the above, technical assistance is divided in three main technical components:
- Mobilizing demand for water supply and sanitation service delivery;
- Improving and expanding capacity for water and sanitation service delivery; and
- Strengthening policy and the financial enabling environment for improved water supply and sanitation service delivery.
The process of assisting the program of Sewerage Service System (SL2T2) in Surakarta has shown a significant improvement. The stage of software preparations for supporting the program have been completed and the drafting of a regulation e.g. Mayor Regulation No. 16-A, 2004 on Sludge Management has also been approved. The preparations include the providing of Geographic Information System data (GIS) and Management Information System (MIS). Private parties are also ready to get involved in and the MoU has already been prepared.
The next important stage is the stage of implementation. However before implementing the SL2T2 program, important phases have to go through and they are the phase of socialization and promoting. According to Wikipedia, socialization defined as a process of informing or transferring customs or values and rules from one generation to the next within a community or society. Numbers of sociology say that socialization is a role theory for within its process the roles that have been taught to have to be carried out by each individual.
In relation to the program of SL2T2, the socialization takes important role in transferring the knowledge on SL2T2 from the Local Government of Surakarta to its people. It is expected that the process will form a new habit within the society. The new habit in the context of SL2T2 is the habit of undertaking the periodic septic tank cleaning either once in every 2 or 3 years. The overall goal of the socialization is to gain supports from the people to make the program SL2T2 runs successfully.
To have a smooth and successful socialization, IUWASH provides a documentary film about the program of SL2T2 with the duration of 5-7 minutes. It is made to make the program easier and quicker to be understood by the people for as we know that the majority of Indonesian people are from the lower class /people with low income and education and they find easier to receive and understand the information better via audio visual media. Therefore, this documentary film has an important role in socializing a program like SL2T2.
IUWASH also supports the promotion of sewerage system by producing a film on waste connections. The short film is made to raise people’s awareness of how important it is to build domestic waste connections in their homes.
The goal of the two films is also to improve the quality and quantity of domestic waste service in the city of Surakarta.
For those purpose, we are inviting the potential bidders to submit the proposal, detail info please see : http://iuwash.or.id/rfp-no-req-semarang-0167-re-advertised/