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The DMInnovation (DMI) program is the science and innovation component of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Disaster Risk Management (DRM) program in Indonesia. DMI has two overarching objectives that support DFAT’s DRM program: Support Indonesia to Make Informed Disaster Management Decisions and Build and Maintain Links between People and Institutions in the Field of Disaster Management. Key implementation principles for the program are sustainability, interoperability and supporting an inclusivity agenda.

Base data serves many needs in humanitarian response. Often responding organizations are scrambling to gather data because it is not readily available. The focus of HOT’s work in Indonesia has been data preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The original pilot of this project was declared successful and it has now moved into its third year.

In order to minimize the growing rate of exposure and rising vulnerability, governments need to first identify where and who is exposed to disaster risks. Disaster Management Innovation (DMInnovation, formerly AIFDR) has developed an open source risk modeling software, InaSAFE, that performs these calculations. InaSAFE is a free software that produces realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response activities. In order to use...

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Branching out Manpower to Mapping 136 Priority Areas in Indonesia through Training of Trainers (ToT)

As we wrote earlier, Indonesia’s disaster management agency is taking on a quantum leap this year, setting up on the creation of contingency planning for all the 136 priority cities/districts in Indonesia. Managing risks and safeguarding all economic and development hubs in the country is not an easy task, but a necessary one.

Biondi Sanda Sima — 27 April, 2017