Achieving Resilience and Further Sustainability for South-East Asia Region
For the first time, Indonesia became the host of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2022. This is the 7th session of this very special event was conducted after the last one in Switzerland back in 2019 and the COVID-19 Pandemic occurrence. GPDRR 2022 was held in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), Indonesia, from 23–27 May 2022. This event was also convened and organised by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the Government of
Indonesia. The 2022 Global Platform was intended as one of the golden solutions to showcase the importance of international solidarity and cooperation in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to discuss ways to tackle underlying risk drivers both locally and globally, including strengthening disaster risk governance and systems for managing all types of risks.
As one of the leading think tanks related to resilience study in Southeast Asia, RDI was deeply honoured to take a major part in this event to exhibit our works regarding disaster risk reduction. Several of our crucial roles were presented by Dr Saut Sagala at the TS 6 “Strengthening Governance to Reduce Disaster Displacement Risks”. Our Deputy Program Manager, Danang Azhari, also showcased our work with GNDR (USAID) at the Ignite Stage GPDRR 2022 about “Lesson Learned Towards Resilience Displaced Community through Urban Living Labs: Garut Indonesia for Making Displacement Safer project”.
Besides taking part in the sub-events of GPDRR 2022, RDI was supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Indonesia to present our activities related to Adaptive Social Protection which represented by Alberdi (RDI Program Manager) in the booth as a part of Rumah Resiliensi Indonesia (RRI), a side event by Government of Indonesia to exhibit the Indonesia current effort in DRR. RDI also collaborated with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in exhibiting the past works in the booth “Words into Action: Disaster Displacement”. Moreover, as a member of GNDR, we also presented our effort in “Mainstreaming Risk-Informed Development” at GNDR Innovation Booth at GPDRR 2022. It was undoubtedly beyond our words as we could take role of this incredible event. We hope all the results from the event can be implemented in each country to incarnate the disaster risk reduction and gain resilience, aligned with the implementation of the Sendai Framework.