Finalist of Women's International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (WIN DRR) Leadership Awards 2023: Rising Star Award
CARI!'s Co-Founder as well as Vice Principal and Chairperson of our foundation, Retno Rifa Atsari, M.Sc., was shortlisted as one of the finalists for the Women’s International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (WIN DRR) Leadership Awards 2023: Rising Star Award, representing Indonesia. In October 2023, Ms. Atsari introduced CARI! by presenting CARI!’s Knowledge Portal and how CARI! empowers women to work in disaster risk reduction, in Manila, The Philippines.
Third Place Winner of Ideathon Tons-of-Idea 2023, Academics/Practitioners Category - East Nusa Tenggara
By bringing innovation in the form of a Projection Dashboard of Flood-Affected Areas in the Alor Regency to Support Inclusive Early Action Mechanisms for Persons with Disabilities, CARI! Team consisting of Fathia Lutfiananda (Disaster Management Analyst), Anarita Widyaningrum (Operations Coordinator), and Radikal Lukafiardi (Data Engineer) won 3rd place in the East Nusa Tenggara Province Academics/Practitioners Category of the Ideathon Tons-of-Idea Competition.
Ideathon Tons-of-Idea is a competition organized by the Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform with support from USAID ERAT to boost the improvement of public service issues in various regions in Indonesia.
CARI!’s Co-Founder and Vice Principal, as well as the Chairperson of our foundation, Retno Rifa Atsari, M.Sc., has been selected to be included in the list of Indonesian Women Leaders in Disaster Management Profile (Profil Pemimpin Perempuan Indonesia dalam Penanggulangan Bencana) book, along with the other 46 women leaders in the field of disaster at the local, national, and international levels.
The book was developed by the Indonesian Women’s Forum in Disaster Management, in collaboration with U-INSPIRE Indonesia, the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection, UNFPA, the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Kerti Praja Foundation, Indonesian Disaster Management Community (MPBI), ActionAid, UN OCHA, and UN WOMEN, and was published on 14 August 2023 through a virtual book launch.
CARI!'s Vice Principal, Rifa Atsari, M.Sc., received an Award of Exceptional Woman in Sustainability, presented at the Women Sustainability Forum 2021 held on 10th November 2021.
CARI!’s innovations, roles, and features were featured in United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s 2020 Status of Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific, a publication based on the application of science and technology for disaster risk reduction in support of the Science and Technology Roadmap of the Sendai Framework.
Through our disaster information and analytics tool, CARI! was awarded as Runner Up at the 2021 Ideas for Action Incubator Competition - a competition to develop and share ideas on financing solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - which was held by the Tanoto Foundation and Zicklin Center for Business Ethics of the Wharton School, with the support of World Bank.
In 2019, CARI! was awarded as #1 Best Innovation at the World Bosai Forum, a global forum that brought together a broad range of people working to reduce disaster risk worldwide, aiming to share experience and knowledge and to stimulate more effective approaches.