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National Meeting of Civil Society Organizations in Disaster Risk Reduction




On August 28th, RDI staff members attended a meeting in Jakarta conducted by Yakkum Emergency Unit (YEU). The meeting was conducted to build partnerships and collaboration between various civil society organizations that operated in disaster risk reduction in Indonesia, and members of GNDR, of which RDI and YEU are included in. In addition, the meeting provided explanation regarding the GNDR program and extended invitations to organizations which were not members of GNDR. The meeting was attended by representatives of more than 15 civil society organizations that are experienced in disaster risk reduction, most of which are currently not members of GNDR.

Various talking points were discussed, from GNDR membership requirements and obligations, to identifying priorities and actions that could and should be taken regarding disaster risk reduction. Each representative weighed in and identified what they perceive to be priorities that should be paid attention to in the future, and the subsequent actions to realize them. Drawing on their past experiences, they provided insight on the problems they faced in executing disaster risk reduction programs.



Figure 1. While Discussing