On 26th May 2022, during the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR), the event “Because Resilience is Local” took place at the Rumah Resiliensi Indonesia, in Bali. The Synthesis Report on the Indo-Pacific Regional Learning on COVID-19 and its Impact on Disaster Risk Management and Resilience was presented in a 60-minute event.
This event was opened by the Secretary-General of Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Mr. Lilik Kurniawan and Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Ms. Penny Hill. The adviser for SIAP SIAGA’s regional sub-program, Mr. Notonegoro, briefly presented the learning process which was followed by a conversation between the Program’s strategic adviser Mr. Said Faisal and colleagues from Yakkum Emergency Unit in Indonesia, Ms. Arshinta, and Plan International, Mr. Nghia Trinh as well as some members of the audience.
The report’s conclusions and recommendations correlated remarkably well with the themes of the GPDRR as well as the upcoming APMCDRR. Due to this, it is important to note that the Indonesian Co-Chair of GPDRR, Dr. Raditya Jati was able to share a copy of the report with the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms. Mami Mizutori.
The eagerness of the people to possess a copy of the report as well as the general wonderful feedback motivated SIAP SIAGA to keep working for their goal. As a result of that, they have now applied for a partner event at the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR) in September. There, they look forward to presenting the recommendations and conclusions of the report to Governments and other stakeholders across their region.