Lessons from the Mentawai Earthquake: Preparedness Saves Lives
March 04, 2016
On Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, a 7.8 magnitude
earthquake struck 682 km south-west of the remote Mentawai Islands in West
Sumatra. The earthquake occurred just before 8 pm in the evening and caused
strong shaking in the Mentawai Islands, Padang, Bengkulu and other areas along
the west coast of Sumatra. Though it was cancelled a few hours after, the earthquake
also triggered a tsunami warning from the Indonesian Agency for ....
Strengthening Community Resilience in the `Paradise` Islands
February 10, 2016
approximately 150 Km off the western coast of Sumatera, the Mentawai islands
were once a part of Sumatra mainland, one of the five main islands of
Indonesia. The separation left endemic species of flora and fauna which are now
only found on the Mentawai. The beaches and powerful waves of the Mentawai also
have made the islands a favourite amongst elite surfers from around the globe. The
Mentawai are also known for their ....
International Day for Disability 2015: Inclusion Matters.
December 03, 2015
The theme of this year’s
International Day for Disability is inclusion matters. Following the spirit of International Day and
commitments to disability-inclusion
in the Solo Declaration of this year’s National DRR Day celebration, National Disaster Management
Agency (BNPB) held a training workshop for 95 DPO representatives across Java
on “Volunteerism in Disaster Management”.
The event aims to build ....
New Resource Guide from ASB on disability-inclusive DRR
November 11, 2015
ASB's Office for Indonesia and the Philippines has released a new resource on disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction (DRR).
This new working paper from ASB introduces the Washington Group Short Set of Questions on Disability and how these questions can be used in a range of DRR applications.
The paper explains the linkages between functioning limitations and the risk of individuals and communities. The Washington Group ....
Two years after Typhoon Haiyan
November 11, 2015
At the front of the room in the small village of Hindangin Leyte that was hit by the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, Jesselyn
Perocho is facilitating a session on disability
rights. For many participants, it is the first time they have learnt about their
rights as persons with disabilities. Workshop participants are being
mentored to become community resilience actors to strengthen the
inclusion of persons with disabilities ....
Earthquake Safety Tips Campaign at Solo Car Free Day
November 03, 2015
Sunday, October 11th, 2015 was a big
day. We prepared ourselves very early in the morning, 5am, to ‘shake’ the heart
of Solo City. With the enticing sounds of Gejog
Lesung, a Javanese traditional music performance, the crowd of Solo Car
Free Day started to line up in front of our earthquake simulator house. More
people were about to join the crowd as the sun went higher.
Took place on Jl. Slamet Riyadi, right at the ....
DPOs taking active role in promoting inclusive DRR in Indonesia`s National DRR Month celebrations
October 21, 2015
This year’s theme for Indonesia’s National DRR Month celebration is DRR for sustainable development. Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) held the celebration in Solo, Central Java Indonesia in October 16 – 18, 2015. The event adopted a World Conference DRR format where there are main events, special sessions and side events. The events were attended by government, academia and practictionersin DRR ....
A tribute to Stephanie Kusuma Rahardja
June 04, 2015
It is with regret we share the sad news of the death of Stephanie Rahardja who passed away on 10 May 2015. Stephanie was a dedicated young advocate who was committed to the rights of Deaf people and people with hearing impairments, ensuring their views were taken into account and their voices were heard. Stephanie has been working with ASB since 2007 in production of IEC materials , raised awarenes and advocated for the need for disability in ....
Reflecting on the Sendai Framework: Practical Inclusion
April 30, 2015
ASB hosted a national workshop reflecting on inclusion within the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Jakarta, 29 March 2015. The workshop was attended by 51 invitees from government, NGOs and disabled people's organisations (DPOs). Presenters inlcuded representatives of national and district government, DPOs and community members.
The first session reflected on commitments to inclusion within the Sendai Framework. ....
Inclusion Central to New International DRR Framework
March 19, 2015
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 has been adopted by the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan. After discussions late into the night delegates finally agreed the new international framework for DRR that will continue on from the Hyogo Framework for Action.
The Sendai Framework is highly important in emphasising a whole-of-society and people-centred approach to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This is a ....