LIRNEasia holds final HazInfo Workshop in Jakarta

Posted on March 6, 2008  /  0 Comments

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.

Jakarta Workshop Agenda

Jakarta HazInfo Workshop Report

Elements of a Community-Based Early Warning System | Rohan Samarajiva

Session I
From Emergency Response to Community Preparedness | Jan Sopaheluwakan
Methodology, Preparedness, Training and Community Organization: HazInfo Experience | Natasha Udu-gama

Session II
Tsunami Early Warning System: Lessons Learned from Padang City | Patra Rina Dewi
First Responder Action: Sri Lanka Experience | Nuwan Waidyanatha

Session III
Experience from Padang | Aim Zein
Transmission of Warning to Local Levels: Sri Lanka Experience | Nuwan Waidyanatha

Session IV
Determination of Hazard from the National Level: HazInfo Experience | Natasha Udu-gama
Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Center at Syah Kuala University | Muhammed Dirhamsiyah

Session V
Roles of Policymakers, Regulators, Private Sector & Civil Society | Rohan Samarajiva

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