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Bali DRR Forum Declared, a key partner to the government in achieving resilience
Bali DRR Forum Declared, a key partner to the government in achieving resilience
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Bali DRR Forum Declared, a key partner to the government in achieving resilience

The Bali-wide Disaster Risk Reduction Forum (DRR) was officially declared to support the government’s efforts in disaster management. The declaration event was led by the Chair of Bali DRR Forum I Gede Sudiartha, in the presence of the Head of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Lt. Gen. Ganip Warsito on Tuesday (26/10).

Taking place in Gianyar, the Declaration of the Bali DRR Forum was also attended by the Regional Secretary of the Province of Bali Bali, Dewa Made Indra; the Australian Consul-General in Bali, Anthea Griffin; and the Subnational Coordinator of the SIAP SIAGA Program, Mia Marina – the event was facilitated by Gusti Ngurah Anom (Ajik Krisna), owner of the Krisna Souvenir Center cum Deputy Chair of the Badung District DRR Forum. The Declaration marked the month-long celebration of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Month highlighting the theme of ‘supporting each other to achieve resilience’.

“BNPB commends the establishment of the Bali Disaster Risk Reduction Forum because the heart of disaster management is in prevention,” said BNPB Head Ganip Warsito. According to him, the role of the DRR Forum is of great importance, particularly in educating and socialising disaster preparedness and conducting disaster simulations with local communities.

Furthermore, the Head of BNPB Ganip Warsito conveyed his appreciation to the Bali DRR forum, as an avenue for collaboration that unites the support of all stakeholders within the pentahelix framework to join hands in reducing disaster risks in Bali.

In his remarks, the Chair of Bali DRR Forum I Gede Sudiartha said, “We are implementing the pentahelix collaboration as reflected in the management of the DRR Forum, which includes elements of pentahelix representatives, overseeing the Higher Education Forum for DRR, the Journalist Network for DRR Forum (Wapena), the Association of Disaster Experts Forum, the Private Sector Forum, and the Volunteer Forum.” According to I Gede Sudiartha, there are five main points that form the basis for the establishment of the Bali DRR Forum, namely: supporting the government in disaster services, carrying out social and humanitarian activities, complying with subnational regulations, being independent in innovating for resilience, and serving as the as government’s key partner.

On this occasion, I Gede Sudiartha also expressed his appreciation for the support of the SIAP SIAGA Program in strengthening the DRR Forum, particularly in facilitating the formation of the Journalist Network for DRR (Wapena) and the Private Sector Forum, which are actively contributing to disaster management issues through the DRR Forum.

The Declaration of the DRR Forum further underscores the local government’s commitment to strengthening DRR institutionalisation and increasing pentahelix synergies to achieve resilience in the Province of Bali. The process of establishing the DRR Forum in districts/cities throughout the Province of Bali has been initiated since July 2021, followed with a hearing with the Regional Secretary of the Province of Bali in September 2021, with the support of the SIAP SIAGA Program. Going forward, the SIAP SIAGA Program will continue to strengthen the pentahelix synergy within the DRR Forum as part of its strategy in strengthening government systems to increase the effectiveness of disaster services.

 

 

 

 

 

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