BNPB HELD DISASTER MANAGEMENT VOLUNTEER PERFORMANCE

BY DATA, INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS CENTER• 02 October 2013 13:51

To increase synergy and coherence in the implementation of the Disaster Management, National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) held a Disaster Management Volunteers performance (2/10) at GOR Tawang Alun, Banyuwangi, East Java. The show lasted for 3 days starting on October 2nd till October 4nd, 2013. The event theme is “The integration among Government, Private Sector, Community and Volunteer towards Disaster Resilient in Indonesia.” Several activities held namely, volunteers rally, disaster exhibitions, Volunteer skills demos, academic sessions, clusters discussion, green movement and low-cost market.

During his speech, Director of Community Empowerment BNPB, Drs . Muhtaruddin, M.Si said:”the role of volunteers in disaster management is very reliable. Their roles are existing in emergency response, as well as the speed and spirit of mitigation action and disaster risk reduction. Disaster volunteer participation has been very meaningful because they support a variety of resources in disaster relief efforts, providing tangible proof of human social life and cooperation to reduce the suffering of others and the will to achieve community resilience in facing disaster.”

The purpose of this activity is to build effective collaborations between volunteers and agency to strengthen preparedness, increase understanding, abilities, and skills of volunteers associated with disaster management, information enrichment of the development and the strengthening of disaster management volunteer corps with the spirit of volunteerism.

Participants of the Disaster Management Volunteer Performance were 650 volunteers from: NPB, Ministries/Institutions, provincial BPBDs throughout Java and Bali and also district/city BPBD in East Java, Volunteer Private Sector Jakarta, East Java and Banyuwangi district, Volunteer civil society organization DKI Jakarta, East Java and Banyuwangi, East Java Community Volunteers and Banyuwangi district (Rsp)

Translated  by Henrikus Adi Hernanto

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