Habitat for Humanity Make A Commitment In The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Bali.
The National Director of Habitat for Humanity Indonesia, Susanto and Andreas Hapsoro, Disaster Response Operations Specialist – Habitat For Humanity International as representatives of Habitat for Humanity International were present in Bali, Nusa Dua Convention Center, Badung 23-28 May 2022. The GPDRR (Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction) 7th opening ceremony was attended by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). This year’s discussion focuses on mitigating world disasters due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
At the meeting that discussed world disaster mitigation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Habitat Indonesia, which has always contributed to disaster management in Indonesia, had the opportunity to present Habitat for Humanity’s commitment to contribute to achieving the goals of the 2015-2030 Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Commitment to take the following actions to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework through shelter and housing programs and advocacy as follows:
1. Address disaster risk reduction in all shelter, housing and settlement programs with an emphasis on the causal and underlying factors of disasters by promoting interventions that address exposure to hazards, reduce vulnerability of people and property, facilitate land cultivation and environmental management. Environment, preparedness for adverse events and promote adaptation to climate change.
2. Work closely with civil society organizations and local governments to build safer and more resilient communities, promote a culture of preparedness and an understanding that secure land tenure, affordable and resilient housing, clean water and sanitation are critical components of promoting disaster risk reduction.
3. Increase the internal capacity of local Habitat for Humanity-affiliated entities and partners to promote inclusion and serve vulnerable populations, with a strong emphasis on urban areas given exponential growth and high risk exposure.
4. Support disaster risk reduction and resilience building as national and local priorities, contribute to strong governance and participation of vulnerable populations in decision-making processes by promoting awareness of safe housing and settlements, strengthening local leadership and promoting gender balance.
The event was attended by representatives from more than 185 countries. This Global Platform is expected to encourage more cooperation in disaster risk reduction, and global commitment to sustainable resilience from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, in accordance with the 2015-2030 Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.