Yesterday, 5 March 2008, LIRNEasia, with its Indonesian partner, the Indonesian Institute for Disaster Preparedness (IIDP), held the final HazInfo workshop at the Hotel Borobudur in Jakarta, Indonesia. The “Sharing Knowledge on Disaster Warning: Community-based Last-Mile Warning Systems” workshop included several highlights such as a testimonial from an Aceh survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami; informative presentations from the Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI), KOGAMI Padang, GTZ-GITEWS, Bureau of Meteorology and Geophysics (BMG) and the University of Syiah Kuala, Aceh. The workshop encouraged animated discussion on the importance of community-based early warning systems, training, and the necessity for information to follow warning.
Experience from Padang | Aim Zein
Transmission of Warning to Local Levels: Sri Lanka Experience | Nuwan Waidyanatha
Determination of Hazard from the National Level: HazInfo Experience | Natasha Udu-gama
Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Center at Syah Kuala University | Muhammed Dirhamsiyah