MATARAM. pre Community-based mapping contest held today, Wednesday (9/10) at Lombok Raya Hotel, Mataram. The implementation of this contest meant to the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) map the risk-based communities in each region. “The results of this contest is a community-based risk maps”, said Ridwan Yunus as BPBDs Mapping Coordinating Committee’s competition. On this day participants gathered to get a briefing and explanation of the methodology and rules of the contest, Ridwan Yunus added.


Community-based risk map is the result of mapping between threats and vulnerabilities obtained directly from the community. Through the presence of these risk maps, disaster risk reduction strategies can be generated and utilized at the community level as the vanguard of disaster management. This competition is also an opportunity for participants to develop risk-based mapping techniques in the community and to educate respondents’ people to identify themselves against threats and vulnerabilities in the vicinity of their residence.


The competition was attended by BPBDs representatives at the provincial and district/city at 33 provinces. Participants are divided into groups consisting of 3 people. The product of this race includes community-based risk maps and reports in the form of narrative that includes strategies, processes, and matrix.


The target respondents are the two villages in the Mertak, Central Lombok. The competition will process mapping for a half day and take place on Thursday, October 10th, 2013. (TY).


Translated By Henrikus Adi Hernanto


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