For the fourth time since 2013, a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR/PRB) month was organized by Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB). The event this year was hosted in the city of Manado, running for three days from Wednesday to Friday, October 12-14, 2016.
The Governor of North Sulawesi, Olly Dondokambey, S.E., and the Head of BNPB, Willem Rampangilei, officially opened the exhibition with hundreds of representatives from BNPB, BPBD, related government agencies in disaster management, private sector and non-governmental organizations attending the event. The event attracted the crowd both from Manado and some adjacent areas.
The theme for this year’s DRR Month is “DRR Movement for Resilience” and it run parallel to a series of other events, such as technical sessions, ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management (AMMDM) and a DRR rally.
The exhibition consisted of two main parts. Firstly, installation of 72 booths in total, half of which were occupied by BNPB, BPBD North Sulawesi taking 15 booths, and BPBD from selected provinces, such as BPBD West Java, DKI Jakarta, Maluku, North Maluku, Gorontalo, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Kalimantan and West Sumatera. The other half were occupied by representatives from NGOs, private sectors and other government agencies relevant to disaster management.
Secondly, series of lightning talks dubbed as Ignite Stage, setup in the middle of the exhibition complex where, alternating with cultural performances, participants can present their work to the crowd.
DMInnovation and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) collaborated in bringing the mission to raise awareness and public participation in using InaSAFE and OpenStreetMap by exhibiting its current work progress and development, including the recent accomplishment garnered from Manado Mapathon. The following is the video documentation from the DRR Month: