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Civil Society Organisations National Coordination Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction

Bandung, 12 December 2019
Host: Faculty of Geological Engineering, University of Padjadjaran Bandung

The Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) is a global network of civil society organizations working on the issue of disaster risk reduction. The GNDR aims to strengthen the role of civil society through efforts to increase the resilience of people affected by disasters and to vulnerable groups living in disaster prone areas. This network was formed in 2007, and to date has more than 800 organizations in various parts of the world, including: Latin America & the Caribbean, Asia Pacific and Africa. GNDR members have a common vision that emphasizes the urgency in increasing resilience through policies, planning and activities in dealing with and reducing disaster risks, so that the community is expected to recover soon and be able to adapt in the face of disaster and climate change. GNDR has three strategic objectives, namely: increasing the involvement of civil society at various levels, strengthening collaboration between civil society and documenting civil society learning and good practice in DRR.

To achieve these strategic goals, the two GNDR National Focal Points in Indonesia, namely the Resilience Development Initiative and the YAKKUM Emergency Unit, work together to hold meetings for GNDR members and civil society organizations engaged in the issue of disaster risk reduction in Indonesia to get to know one another, build partnerships and collaborations and introducing the GNDR program for members and civil society organizations that have similar backgrounds and activities related to disaster risk reduction. This activity also aims to become a forum for GNDR members and civil society organizations to share knowledge and experiences related to the topic of disaster risk and disaster insurance as a form of risk transfer from policy makers (central, local, community, sector, government private sector) to disaster fund providers and insurance providers in disaster mitigation efforts in accordance with their respective capacities.

Often, strengthening the disaster risk reduction process and also strengthening understanding of disaster risk involves a participatory process. Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) involved in disaster risk reduction activities have a stake in the risk reduction process including issues related to funding. As a research institution that explores the topic, RDI will contribute to this coordination meeting to open further discussions on the topic of disaster insurance between civil society organizations (CSOs) who have known or used a risk transfer approach within the scope of disaster risk reduction or advocacy activities. Through this activity, civil society can also provide input for the development of a comprehensive and inclusive coordination mechanism for all civil society disaster risk reduction operating in Indonesia, both large and small, operating in Western and Eastern Indonesia. Often, due to the scope of work of CSOs that are isolated by region and sector, the distribution of information is hampered by the long distances and unavailability of a media. In our opinion, coordination mechanisms and means of communication play an important role in ensuring equitable distribution of information for all levels of civil society, especially in sharing experiences, and opportunities for collaboration. Organizations that have joined the GNDR can talk about using the GNDR community portal to communicate and get involved in activities organized by GNDR, such as training workshops and View from the Frontlines.

Finally, we also hope that all involved CSOs can produce a number of action plans or action plans for advocacy on the issue of disaster risk reduction in Indonesia. As it is well known that the losses caused by disasters in Indonesia are very large, from the economic, social, to cultural aspects. Therefore, we would like to use this opportunity to facilitate CSOs in identifying important issues in Indonesia related to disaster risk reduction, and determine a number of action plans that can be executed by the GNDR network and be considered by all CSOs in Indonesia in their activities each.

Time and Palace:
Thursday, 12 December 2019
Jl. Dipati Ukur No.35, Lebakgede, District of Coblong, Bandung City, West Java 40132- Pascasarjana FTG-UNPAD Building, Building 4 Floor 2 (North Entrance)


08.30 - 09.00
09.00 - 09.15
Opening remarks from the event organizer
09.15 - 09.55
Introduction to the meeting participants
09.55 - 10.40
Presentation from RDI
10.40 - 11.00
Open discussion
11.00 - 11.45
Presentation from UNPAD
11.45 - 12.45
Lunch Break
12.45 – 13.25
Sharing lessons learned from the VFL Survey – Delivered by CARE Indonesia
13.25 - 14.25
Presentation from YEU
14.25 - 15.25
Focus discussion regarding GNDR and potential for collaboration
15.25 - 15.40
Determining action plans
15.40 - 16.00
Closing remarks and group picture

The rundown is subject to change without prior notice

Last updated 12 September 2020

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