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Disaster Management: prevention, aid and rebuilding II

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 15.15-16.45

Teuku Faisal Fathani (UGM) and Joost Herman (RUG)



Teuku Faisal Fathani
Joost Herman

  1. Dr. Ngadisih (Study Center for Disaster Management)
    Topic: Research and development center of disaster science and technology for strengthening community capacity in disaster risk reduction
  2. Ms. Esti Anantasari (Anthropology – Strengthened Indonesian Resilience: Reducing Risk from Disasters StIRRRD)
    Topic: StIRRRD: Disaster risk communication challenges for local governments in Indonesia
  3. Sophie Borel: humanitarian education and capacity building for the benefit of aid, disaster management and resilience

the comprehensive approach to humanitarian action for the benefit of evidence based programming in aid, preparedness, reconstruction, people centeredness, local capacity and resilience

Thematic focus
The first ever held World Humanitarian Summit (May 2016 in Istanbul) committed itself to place people at the center of decision making and action in the comprehensive humanitarian domain (prevention, aid, disaster management and disaster preparedness and resilience). The core responsibilities listed by the SGUN highlight the human centeredness of the WHS-outcome: safeguard humanity; leave no one behind; change people’s lives; and invest in humanity. Part of the report of the SGUN, furthermore, is focused on climate change and natural hazards, disaster preparedness, management and mitigation. Linking up to the Sendai framework and the Sustainable Development Goals should help bridge the humanitarian-development divide.

The break-out session on Disaster Management: prevention, aid and rebuilding addresses from an interdisciplinary point of view in what shape disaster management, incorporating the elements of pro-activeness, aid and resilience contributes to the political goals of placing people at the center of humanitarian action; how academia, research and education can contribute to the process; and how it contributes to bridging the hotly debated and contested humanitarian-development divide


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