Asia Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Resiliency (APDR3) conference day in Indonesia. See photos from day 1, day 2 and day 3 of our trip. More coming soon!
Participants register for the APDR3 conference. 140 people participated in Day 1 of the APDR3 Symposium. Represented groups include academic institutions, NGOs, private sector, government and others from the Asia Pacific region. A strong representation of local Indonesians contributed to a rich discussion on resilience, particularly early warning systems and urban resilience.
Here I am addressing participants of the APDR3 Symposium. I spoke about the impressive initiatives underway locally and encouraged participants to think about ways to further the new field of resilience.
At the opening ceremony of the APDR3 Symposium. Joining myself, Maya Soetoro-Ng and Denise Konan are (left to right): Gadjah Mada University Vice Rector Dwikorita Karnawati, APDR3 Vice Chairman Alfonzo Martinez-Fonts, Islamic University of Indonesia Rector Edy Suandi Hamid and Executive Director of Damandiri Foundation Haryono Suyono.
APDR3 Symposium participants receive an update on efforts to build urban resilience throughout Indonesia.
Discussing national level initiatives with the head of Indonesia’s Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Syamsul Ma’arif. Also joining the discussion (left to right) UH Manoa Social Sciences Dean Denise Konan, UH Manoa Assistant Professor Maya Soetor-Ng and volcanologist Dr. Surono (far right).
Myself, Maya Soetoro-Ng and Indonesia’s head volcanologist Dr. Surono talk to the media about the burgeoning field of resilience and efforts to introduce a network approach to maximize the efforts.
Speaking to Indonesia media about recent partnerships between the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and Indonesian universities, as well as plans to increase future educational relationships.
The head of Indonesia’s Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Syamsul Ma’arif addresses participants of the APDR3 Symposium and encourages science based approaches that connect with communities.
APDR3 participants discuss urban resilience and opportunities for private sector involvement in community resilience initiatives.
Volcanologist Dr. Surono discusses Indonesia’s early warning systems associated with past activity from Mount Merapi. He highlighted the challenges of implementation, evacuation and recovery efforts.
UH Manoa Social Sciences Dean Denise Konan addresses participants of the APDR3 Symposium. She highlighted the exciting initiatives that are underway with APDR3, as well as key educational partnerships going forward.
Panelists volcanologist Dr. Surano (left) and UH Alumni and business leader Rezal Kusumaatmadja field questions by symposium participants in a session moderated by UH Manoa Social Sciences Dean Denise Konan. The discussion highlighted integrated methods that cross various sectors and involve important stakeholders in natural resource management, climate change, and disaster risk reduction.