Disaster managers in Indonesia turn training into action

  • Wildfire - S of Louang Namtha - Laos

    7 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SE of Chittagong - Bangladesh

    7 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    39 minutes ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - W of Emporia, Kansas - United States

    31 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Tenosique, Tabasco - Mexico

    31 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Yoro - Honduras

    31 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 176km SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - La Crosse, WI--MN Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Nasir, Upper Nile - South Sudan

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kuchinoerabujima, Japan

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 115km WNW of Naha-shi, Japan

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Longview, TX Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Harold

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Upper Midwestern, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Fargo, ND--MN Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Flood - New London, WI Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Marinette--Menominee, WI--MI Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Camden, AR Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Clinton, IA--IL Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Montevideo, MN Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Paducah, KY--IL Region, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brainerd, MN Region, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Port Arthur, TX Region, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.5 - 70km W of Challis, Idaho

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Floods - Eastern Greece

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Canada

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Western Peru

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Peru

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Floridablanca Municipality, Colombia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Papua New Guinea

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Lanin, Chile-Argentina

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 45km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Huron, SD Region, United States

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Sioux Falls, SD Region, United States

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 86km NE of Hihifo, Tonga

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 145km W of LEsperance Rock, New Zealand

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo/Uganda

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kempas, Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Guguak Malalo, West Sumatra, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - East Kalimantan, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - West Sumatra, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Sulawesi, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - South Korea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mid-Indian Ridge

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kerinci, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Karangetang, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Floods - Afghanistan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern Africa

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Yellow Fever - Nigeria

    3 months ago ADVISORY

  • Measles Outbreak - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    2 months ago INFORMATION

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August 11, 2017

Pacific Disaster Center delivered InAWARE training to over 200 BNPB and BPBD staff in Indonesia in the month of July, bringing the total number of trained users since the InAWARE project began to 648. The July training activity also delivered a national-level Train-the-Trainer (TtT) session to BNPB and BPBD staff, bringing the total number of certified InAWARE trainers to more than 50.

This recent training effort, part of an ongoing project supported by USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, has especially extended the cadre of InAWARE users in provincial, district, and municipal disaster management agencies (BPBD) in West Sumatra, Central Java, Bali, and Yogyakarta. Newly-minted InAWARE trainers supported these provincial training sessions, giving them an opportunity to practice and hone their training skills. Trainees demonstrated their mastery of, and enthusiasm for, InAWARE, with Agam, a local district BPBD in West Sumatra, conducting independent in-house InAWARE user training for their staff, shortly followed by similar training in Papua and Maluku provinces.

While these training figures are, in and of themselves significant, real achievements were seen after training when BPBD staff returned to their offices and began using InAWARE  for their disaster operations.  The recent wildfires in the West Pasaman Regency highlighted the value of InAWARE, with both BNPB (national) and BPBD (provincial and district) staff using the system to share Hazard information in a timely and effective manner.

Preparedness is considered a global disaster management priority, a concept that has been embraced by the Indonesian disaster management community.  The concept extends from the  national-level, all the way down to communities, households, and individuals. For the disaster management community in Indonesia, InAWARE provides decision makers and responders with timely, understandable, and reliable information about hazards, helping to protect lives and livelihoods throughout the country.

To understand more about InAWARE see:

  • A video tweet by BNPB
  • See what USAID OFDA is doing in east Asia
  • See the work USAID is doing in Indonesia PDC’s story of InAWARE training in 2014
  • The 2016 Train-the-Trainer effort
  • UN SPIDER stakeholders meeting on InAWARE
  • Or, go to PDC and search “InAWARE”

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