Indonesia's president shows his support for new disaster prevention tool
25 October, 2012
Australian Attorney General, Nicola Roxon, The Australian Ambassador for Indonesia, Greg Moriarty and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono discuss Australia and Indonesia’s commitment to disaster risk reduction at the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference of Disaster Risk Reduction in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Clare Price / AusAID
Indonesia's president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, showed his support for a new disaster prevention tool launched by the AusAID-funded Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction.
Australian Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management, Nicola Roxon, was in Yogyakarta, Indonesia this week, along with Australia's Ambassador to Indonesia, Greg Moriarty, to attend a ministerial conference on disaster risk reduction.
The Indonesia scenario assessment for emergencies (InaSAFE) tool was launched at the conference.
InaSAFE is an innovative approach to understanding the impacts from disasters such as floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. It was developed by Indonesia and the facility, together with the World Bank-Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.
During his opening address, President Yudhoyono identified Australia and the facility as important partners in disaster risk reduction in Indonesia.
President Yudhoyono was also guided through a presentation of how communities could better prepare for unexpected natural disasters thanks to the maps and reports produced by InaSAFE.
President Yudhoyono said he appreciated the relationship the facility had developed with Indonesia and said he could see the value tools such as InaSAFE have in helping to ensure communities can better prepare for disasters.
AIFDR Dr Trevor Dhu explaining the new hazard impact modelling tool, the Indonesia scenario assessment for emergencies (InaSAFE) to the Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Photo: Clare Price / AusAID
Last Reviewed: 25 October, 2012