National Coordination for Disaster Management

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BNPB (Indonesia’s disaster management agency) organised a coordination meeting for disaster management at the national level on Wednesday (24/02). Disaster reduction through community capacity building was the theme for this meeting.

According to the head of BNPB, the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction is the part of the national development plan for the period of 2015-2019. This effort can be achieved by increasing the capacity of communities to cope with the disaster threat. Capacity of communities plays important role in reducing victims and damages after a disaster event.

Apart from the theme, the goal of this meeting is to coordinate and synchronise the national and provincial/district programs in the disaster management context. One of the targets is to reduce the disaster risk index in 136 district.

Source: www.bnpb.go.id

Picture courtesy: @BNPB_Indonesia

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