Strengthening Local Capacity in Disaster Risk Reduction (Case Study: Disaster Resilient Village in Batu City, East Java, Indonesia)
Nila Restu Wardani, Dwi Fauzia Putra
Nila Restu Wardani
Available Online November 2016.
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- Disaster, resilient village, risk reduction
- Batu is a city located in the mountainous area and the elevation of 700-3000 m above sea level. Batu is surrounded by two volcanoes: Mount Kelud and Mount Welirang. These natural conditions give potential vulnerability to the society as it has high potential for disasters that can take place at any time. To manage the significant risk, Regional Disaster Management Agency or BPBD made policies and laws to the community through the "Desa Tangguh Bencana: Disaster Resilient Village (Destana)". The aim of this paper is to explain how local capacity in disaster risk reduction. The research method used descriptive qualitative approach. Data are collected by conducting field surveys, interviews, and information from relevant agencies. The results show that disaster index score of Batu is 134, which is categorized in the medium level. The evidence is natural disasters have occurred. There were a flash flood, Mt. Kelud erupted, landslide and forest fires. Batu has three disaster resilient villages: Gunungsari Village, Pandanrejo Village, and Sisir Village. Gunungsari Village and Pandanrejo Village belonging Pratama level, Sisir Village belonging Madya level. Human resources become a significant factor influencing the effectiveness of Destana's policy implementation. One of the Destana's principles is that society becomes the primary factor in the efforts to create disaster resilient community. Therefore, it is the society that actively participates in the implementation of this Destana's policy ranging from policy-making, conduct capacity building efforts to prepare for disaster and manage resources in order to reduce vulnerability and disaster risk. The other factors to support the effectiveness of Destana's policy implementation is cooperation and synergy among stakeholders. The Government of Batu, BNPB, and BPBD Batu City played a quite important role is providing technical and financial assistance in the three villages.
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TY - CONF AU - Nila Restu Wardani AU - Dwi Fauzia Putra PY - 2016/11 DA - 2016/11 TI - Strengthening Local Capacity in Disaster Risk Reduction (Case Study: Disaster Resilient Village in Batu City, East Java, Indonesia) BT - lst International Cohference on Geography and Education (ICGE 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 13 EP - 17 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icge-16.2017.3 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icge-16.2017.3 ID - RestuWardani2016/11 ER -