The seventh Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) event organized by the United Nations in Bali, Wednesday (25/5/22) discussed several issues related to natural disaster management.
At the event, President Joko Widodo had the opportunity to open the 2022 GPDRR activity. He said that at this event Indonesia offered the world the concept of sustainable resilience.
GPDRR is a multi-stakeholder forum organized by the United Nations to review progress, share knowledge, and discuss the latest developments in disaster risk reduction efforts.
“Because in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022, the Indonesian government offers the world the concept of sustainable resilience as a solution to address risk challenges and overcome all forms of disasters, including facing a pandemic,” said Jokowi in the opening session of the 7th GPDRR 2022 in Bali.
President Jokowi offered four points. First, strengthening culture and institutions, for example, anticipatory, responsive, and adaptive disaster preparedness in dealing with disasters.
In addition, disaster education and government and social institutions are synergistic and responsive to disasters.
Second, every country must invest in science, technology, and innovation including ensuring access to finance and technology transfer.
Third, build infrastructure that is resilient to disasters and resilient to climate change.
Jokowi said that if it was not infrastructure such as reservoirs that was the main thing, but the clearing of green open lands such as mangrove forests and safeguards to reduce landslides were the main concepts he brought in the 2022 GPDRR.
Fourth, it is necessary to implement international agreements at the local stage to support disaster risk reduction and climate change so that they can be given more attention.
For information, Indonesia is believed to be the host of the 2022 GPDRR implementation in Bali to contribute to creating a better world through mainstreaming disaster risk reduction, from the topic of disaster risk management and financing as well as Covid-19 recovery.