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Flood resilience in Indonesia

In 2017, we implemented the Lead User method in Indonesia to identify local innovations for flood resilience.


Project partner

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Geneva and Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia, PMI) and the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).


We applied the Lead User method in order to better understand the most relevant macro and micro drivers causing floods in Indonesia and to identify promising local innovations developed by Lead Users.

Project aim

Identification of local innovations in rural and semi-urban areas in Indonesia that reduce the impact of floods to local communities and the environment.



We identified 25 Lead User who developed innovative solutions to increase flood resilience that can be distinguished according to seven different categories: tangible products, nature-based, education, software & apps, community-based, service and business model, and grassroot. We brought together ten Lead User at the first Innovations in Floor Resilience Conference in Jakarta on February 23-24, 2017.

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