Evaluating disaster preparedness in West Sumatra

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Eila Sinikka MURPHY

Jyväskylä University, Finland, Republic of

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Evaluating disaster preparedness in West Sumatra

  1. 1. Disaster Preparedness in West Sumatra Eila Romo-Murphy, Phil.Lic.Doctoral student in the Department of Communications Davos 2012
  2. 2. West Sumatra, Padang2009 earthquake2010 Mentawai
  3. 3. FRAMEWORKDMP – Disaster preparedness and mitigationAceh Community Disaster Preparedness 2008Strengthen local capacityResilienceCommunity-basedVulnerable groupsMulti-media approach
  4. 4. QUESTIONSDisaster preparedness among the citizensWhat has been learnt over the past yearWhat remains to be learnedHow the media has served as an educator fordisaster preparedness?What still needs to be done?
  5. 5. Lesson Learned from West Sumatra Recoverythat made them development planning and budgeting system, should take echanism.nformation and n gaps likely DATA COLLECTION place to fill the gaps. 4. In order to identify the needs of vulnerable people at IDP sites in Padang Pariaman and Agam Districts, aand inadequate coordinated series of assessments, meetings and overy needs of workshops were undertaken by different agencies: OCHA, FAO, Shelter Cluster, IOM, Oxfam and Andalas Qualitative interviews by locals University by end of April 2010. UN RC/HC (through IDP working group) and Provincial BPBD have joined an and Pesisir their efforts in order formulate relocation strategies and mas take more ch initiative is Thematic analysis by the researcher approaches for IDPs during IDP workshop by September 28, 2010. Such coordinated actions and joint-efforts,ment of District based on good information, by multi-agencies under ict governmentperspective into Seven district coordinators and six NGO Early Recovery Network, were there to advocate the needs of people. Without good networking system, possibility to create joint efforts to identify needs and udgeting. Such where District representatives were interviewed formulate strategies will be difficult. the Provincial initiative and e of disastern system duringorkshop, which y OCHA, gaveinds of policy icts (regardless y have Districtanagement into fiscal year.complish home ntioned in the ate sector are ojects without om the BPBD.erlap happened n Sungai Asam Figure 1. Framework of Early Recovery Network
  6. 6. RESULTSMultimedia approach supportedThe local government and media – co-operation varies by districtLocal government – media - NGOsNegative examples of erratic information andsensationalismEvacuation routes missing, diverse levels ofsaturation within the areas covered
  7. 7. It’s not the earthquake but…
  8. 8. …the construction
  9. 9. SHARING INFORMATION
  10. 10. DISCUSSIONLocal government partnering with media andNGOsCases of inaccurate informationBuilding disaster preparedness in all levels ofsociety vs. mindsetCONTACT:romomurphy.wordpress.comeilaromo@gmail.com

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