Learning Population Data from Cadres of Tanama Village, Pariwara District, Fakfak Regency

Learning Population Data from Cadres of Tanama Village Pariwara District Fakfak Regency

The population’s data collection process in Papua is actually not much different from that in Java. However, the process, the challenges they go through, and the field conditions are certainly very different.

Every now and then, we need to see how the work, contribution, and militancy of the village cadres in Papua really are. Tanama village can be an interesting example of the process of collecting villagers’ data in Papua. Quoting papuabaratprov.go.id, Tanama Village is not far from the center of Fakfak, West Papua.

This village is on the airport route, on the coast of the bay. The village office is even elevated, facing the sea. Divided into 6 RTs, Tanama village is inhabited by 328 families with a total of 1, 423 people. Village officials, assisted by the Village Community Assistance Cadre (KPMK), have recorded the entire population into the population data.

Each village in Pariwara District has two cadres. In Tanama, there is Febri and another woman with East Nusa Tenggara lineage, Sakni Santa Ana Falden. Sakni only became a village cadre in early 2021 replacing the previous village cadre who resigned. “I have been a cadre since 2017,” said Febrianti Raga, who is often called Febri.

The young veiled girl is one of the most senior village cadres in Pariwara District, the district where Tanama Village is located. “At that time I participated in cadre training in Sorong,” said Sakni. Cadre training is a village cadre training held by the KOMPAK-BaKTI Foundation team in early 2021.

The training is intended to train village cadres to collect and input data into the SAIK+ application. This SAIK+ application is the application used in the PROSPPEK program. With the SAIK+ application, village data becomes very specific. The process begins with manual house to house data collection for each resident carried out by the cadres.

The cadres then enter the manual data into the SAIK+ application which will later be used in the village planning process. The SAIK+ data, which is collected door to-door, contain specific and real data. The data is not only in the form of names, addresses, or population identification numbers, but also includes specific data such as housing conditions, clean water, sanitation, and so on.

They are actual specific data and can be used as a basis for development planning. “The data really helps us, the village officials,” said Muhammad Ali Rumoning, Secretary of Tanama Village.

“Yesterday, when we wanted to distribute COVID-19 aid, we used the SAIK+ data. We can identify very well how many people are in this village and what their condition is,” he said. After collecting data, these cadres do not stop there. They want to learn more, not just to record and input data, but how to do data analysis.

Although this is not their obligation, curiosity makes these village cadres to learn more. Initially, it was the initiative of the Regency Coordinator (Korkab) and District Coordinator (Kordis) of the Fakfak District Foundation.

Wilson Tulle, Regency Coordinator of Fakfak Foundation and Ibu Listiati, Kordis Pariwari, encouraged Pariwari district cadres to network. They pulled together in a WhatsApp group whose main function was to share information between village cadres in Pariwara District.

From that group, suggestions emerged in learning more about data analysis. Therefore, a Data Analysis Training via Zoom was held. The data analysis training is actually not the responsibility of the cadres. Their main responsibility is only inputting data into the SAIK+ application, but their curiosity and desire to learn makes them excited.

They do not feel that it is enough to just stop at data collection, but also want to know how the data analysis process works so that the data can really be utilized. Febri, Sakni, and dozens of other village cadres in Pariwari District, Fakfak have shown how important data is.

They have gone through various dynamic phases. From rejection during data collection to the data input process. They don’t even want to stop there, as they keep trying to learn more on how to analyze the data they have collected.

That’s how the Tanama Village and Pariwari District cadres work. Village officials and other government officials can feel the results of their work. Certainly, it is all for the community’s prosperous life.