InAWARE disaster management project underway in Indonesia

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 164km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    51 minutes ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Birao, Vakaga - Central African Republic

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Diapaga, Tapoa - Burkina Faso

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Malakal, Upper Nile - South Sudan

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Esperance, Western Australia - Australia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Grafton, New South Wales - Australia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Katoomba, New South Wales - Australia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Batemans Bay, New South Wales - Australia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Chos Malal, Neuquén - Argentina

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Juan Jose Castelli, Chaco - Argentina

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 138km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Belna

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Pawan

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 128km SSE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Tropical Cyclone - Ambali

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 63km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu

    15 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Depression - Kammuri

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfires - El Quisco, Chile

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Central New Zealand

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern New Zealand

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flooding - Northern Philippines

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern and Central South Korea

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern South Korea

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Scotland, United Kingdom

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northeastern France

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Italy

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Northern Germany

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Park, Canada

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Glacier National Park, Canada

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern Alaska, United States

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Gunnison and Aspen, Colorado, United States

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Eastern New Mexico

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Northern South Africa

    20 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - Western and Northern DR Congo

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Bududa, Uganda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 171km E of Kurilsk, Russia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nebraska City, NE Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - St. Joseph, MO--KS Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Richmond, MO Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Central City--Greenville, KY Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Charleston, MO Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carmi, IL Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Sironko, Uganda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cunene Province, Angola

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northwest Territories, Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Madiera, Portugal

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Argentina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northwestern Argentina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia and Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Djibouti City, Djibouti

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northwestern Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - South India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Argentina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Central Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Pakistan

    2 weeks ago ADVISORY

  • Dengue Outbreak - Philippines

    3 months ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    2 days ago WARNING

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

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Western Wyoming, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Southeastern Idaho, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northern Utah, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Republic of the Sudan

    1 week ago ADVISORY

VIEW ALL HAZARDS
August 26, 2013

Natural hazards – including earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and landslides – frequently occur across the Indonesian archipelago. In order to address the nation’s susceptibility to disaster and to increase disaster resilience, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has funded deployment of InAWARE, a new disaster management early warning and decision support system at Indonesia’s national disaster management agency, Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB).  InAWARE is based on PDC’s DisasterAWARE platform and will facilitate information sharing within and between national and provincial disaster management stakeholder agencies, as well as provide a mechanism for regional information exchange.

On July 24, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), in cooperation with BNPB, brought together a wide range of the project’s stakeholders at a kickoff workshop in Jakarta. More than 60 representatives of Indonesian and U.S. national agencies, as well international and regional nongovernmental organizations (NGO), attended. These included Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Provinsi (Indonesian provincial centers, aka BPBD), BMKG (Indonesia’s national meteorological and geophysical office), TNI (Indonesian armed forces), BIG (Indonesia’s geospatial information agency, formerly known as BAKOSURTANAL), LAPAN (Indonesia’s national institute of aeronautics, space, and remote sensing affairs), and BASARNAS (Indonesia’s national search and rescue agency), as well as USAID OFDA, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Program (WFP), AusAID, and the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR).

Opening speakers included BNPB First Secretary Fatchul Hadi, BNPB Director of Information and Public Relations Dr. Sutopo Nugroho, USAID OFDA Regional Advisor Harlan Hale, and PDC Deputy Executive Director and InAWARE Program Director Chris Chiesa. Hadi thanked PDC for the continued assistance being provided to BNPB and stressed the importance of increased capacity for decision making at all levels that is made available by InAWARE. Increasing disaster managers’ and organizational capacities is a key goal of the InAWARE project, to be achieved by providing the Government of Indonesia with the tools and skills needed to undertake timely, confident, and effective decision making in times of disaster. The three-year, $2.2 million project will deliver capacity enhancement, including improvement of the ability to make use of information and communications technology (ICT)-based tools within BNPB and in selected BPBD locations. Numerous training sessions and preparedness exercises will be scheduled as the project progresses.

To find more disaster-related news and information on Indonesia, explore these links:
• Find out more about the Hawaii-Indonesia State Partnership Program, and news of PDC hosting a delegation from the Indonesian Government.
• Read about Mount Merapi erupting in May 2006,
• Read about the May 2006 earthquake on the island of Java,
• Look over information about the Great Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami, and
• Search “Indonesia” on pdc.org.

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