BANDUNG - National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) again won a world award for innovation and creativity achievements in disaster management, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.
Head of BNPB Information and Public Relations Data Center, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said that partnership and collaboration by BNPB together with various parties in disaster management has resulted in various products that are recognized by the world community, that Indonesia has developed and become the inspiration of other countries.
"BNPB was awarded Asia Geospatial Excellence Award 2017 by Geosmart Asia in Geosmart Asia Forum and Geo Intelligence Asia Pacific Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 22-24 August 2017," he said.
According to Sutopo, the award was given to BNPB for PetaBencana.id for geospatial technology category in public engagement.
"PetaBencana.id is a location-based platform that provides users actively reporting flood events in realtime using social media and short message applications," he said.
PetaBencana.id developed BNPB with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Usaid, HOT, PDC, and BPBD DKI Jakarta.
In the event of Jakarta flood disaster, this platform can quickly collect data and information flood quickly and realtime. Social media has tremendous power in disseminating disaster-related information. (Parno)