Centre of Disaster Risk Management & Community Development Studies (CDRM&CDS)
The Lutheran churches in Indonesia are strongly committed to living their faith through service to their neighbour.
A key challenge is to assist them enhance their capacity to carry out their ministry, especially in response to disasters and endemic poverty.
As part of the LCA support, ALWS offers training and expertise to help Indonesians develop their lives, and be more prepared for disasters.
A major initiative is supporting a training centre at a Lutheran University in Medan that offers professional training in development and disaster-related issues.
ALWS, in cooperation with Board for Mission and Lutheran Education Australia, is also supporting specific development-related activities implemented by LCA partner churches in Indonesia.
The CDRM & CDS offers Indonesians opportunities for learning and empowers people to improve their own lives.