Siap Siaga
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Thought Series 2: The Importance of the TAGANA System in Responding to COVID-19
Thought Series 2: The Importance of the TAGANA System in Responding to COVID-19
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Thought Series 2: The Importance of the TAGANA System in Responding to COVID-19

One of the key mechanisms of the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) for the implementation of disaster management activities at community level is Taruna Siaga Bencana (TAGANA). The establishment of TAGANA was an effort to empower and mobilise youth (‘taruna’ means young people) in various aspects of disaster response, especially efforts which centre on the community. In this Thought Series, SIAP SIAGA’s Community-Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) expert, Kristanto Sinandang reflects on why the TAGANA system occupies a unique place in Indonesia’s management of disasters.