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    Smart Disaster Management Training Supports West Java Disaster Resilient


    BANDUNG CITY - As many as 30 people participated in the Smart Disaster Management training or smart disaster management training, which was held by the West Java Provincial Government together with the East West Center (EWC).

    The participants, who were divided into five groups, presented the idea or concept of disaster management in West Java until 2040 to West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil. The presentation was carried out in the presentation of certificates as well as the evaluation of Smart Disaster Management training in Pakuan Building, Bandung City, Thursday (12/9/19).

    Through the training, Emil - greeting Ridwan Kamil - requested that there be a blueprint for the Book of Cultural Resilience in West Java, or Resilience Culture Province, which is part of the current West Java Provincial Government's commitment. He also gave a three month deadline to West Java BPBD to make the book.

    "This is one of the political commitments about West Java Resilience Culture Province (Culture Resilience in West Java)," said Emil.

    Presenters in this training are disaster scientists from Hawaii through the EWC. With this training, the participants were asked to contribute or think about the readiness of West Java in handling disasters until 2040.

    "In order to give concrete results, I will give you three months until the end of 2019 to immediately publish the book version of Jabar Resilience Culture Province," said Emil.

    On this occasion, Emil also instructed West Java Diskominfo to make the West Java disaster application accessible to all residents of West Java. "So that, in the event of a disaster, it can get closer and take more relevant emergency actions," he said.

    "Including educational (disaster) content can be seen there (application), can be in the form of videos, and so on," he continued.

    In addition, said Emil, the West Java Provincial Government will make a fauna mascot that represents the resilience of West Java in dealing with disasters. The mascot will be given the name 'Receipt' which comes from the word 'Resilience'.

    "So that later when we educate kindergartens, elementary school children who are still lay, we use ways that are entertainment while training them to become a generation that is better prepared (for disaster) than we, we are, their parents today," he said.

    West Java itself is the province with the highest amount of hatred in Indonesia. Every year there are 1,200-1,500 disaster reports in West Java. The majority are hydrological disasters such as landslides, river floods that cause floods, and others.

    "We must become an adaptive society, a society that is better tomorrow than today. The way it starts is from intention. I appreciate the great people (seminar participants) who represent their units," he said.

    EWC Head of Trainer and Facilitator Scheirman Cruz explained, in the training, the participants were invited to think of a strategic plan for disaster management in West Java until 2040. "How disaster management for the future can be planned from now on," said Shceirman.

    "And here the participants will describe how the model or strategy for handling future disasters in West Java, precisely in 2040, will be able to become a road map for West Java," he added.

    The training lasted for five days, namely from 8-12 September 2019. The participants came from disaster stakeholders from 27 districts / cities, as well as several BPSDM West Java employees.

    There are various concepts of ideas presented by the participants. Various concept ideas that emerged from the participants also received appreciation from Emil as an excellent thought. Like the concept of West Java Tangguh Disaster 2040. This concept uses an idea, natural, social, cultural, economic and political approach with technological support.

    While another concept that emphasizes the program synergy approach with logical rules. That is, the development of the concept of disaster management must be based on science or study.

    There is also the concept of disaster management based on regulations or rules that become government policy. This concept requires institutional strengthening, where collaboration between the government and academics, as well as the world of tourism is well integrated. This concept is application based which presents data centers around disaster to disaster warnings that are easily accessed by the public.

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