Jogo Tonggo: Utilising Local Wisdom as a Resilient Strategy During COVID-19 Pandemic in Central Java Indonesia


  • Wahyudi Hariyanto
  • Komalawati Komalawati
  • Anggi Sahru Romdon
  • Renie Oelviani
  • Seno Basuki
  • Budi Utomo



Jogo Tonggo, COVID-19, Local Wisdom, Social Capital, Resilient Strategy


Jogo Tonggo - a social activity from, by, and for the community based on local wisdom, is initiated by the Central Java Provincial Government to anticipate the negative implications of COVID-19 on the health, social and economic sectors. However, in practice, the role of formal key figures (Babinsa, Babinkamtibmas, and Village Midwives) and non-formal (RT/RW) in the context of social capital is a determining factor for the success of the implementation of Jogo Tonggo. The study's objective is to analyse the determinants that influence the success of the implementation of Jogo Tonggo in tackling the impact of the spread of COVID-19 on the health, social, and economic sectors of the community. Primary data were obtained through direct interviews with respondents consisting of key formal figures (Babinsa, Babinkamtibmas, Village Midwives), non-formal (RT/RW), and people exposed to COVID-19. Secondary data is obtained from BPS, related ministries and institutions, and the results of previous studies. Data is analysed descriptively and qualitatively. The results showed that Jogo Tonggo's activities in Central Java helped minimise the spread of COVID-19 and helped recover residents affected by COVID-19 through food assistance provided during the quarantine. The assistance provided to the affected communities has also succeeded in preventing social problems and ensuring security. The strength of social capital supported by community participation and the integration between formal and non-formal figures determine the success of the implementation of Jogo Tonggo.


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Hariyanto, W., Komalawati, K., Romdon, A. S., Oelviani, R., Basuki, S., & Utomo, B. (2022). Jogo Tonggo: Utilising Local Wisdom as a Resilient Strategy During COVID-19 Pandemic in Central Java Indonesia. Journal of Resilient Economies (ISSN: 2653-1917), 2(1).

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