Towards a welfare-based Disaster-Resilient Village (Destana)
Under the framework of sustainable development, the concept of resilience encompasses a broad range of issues beyond preparedness for emergency response. On 11 June, SIAP SIAGA supported BNPB to hold an internal consultation that aimed to harmonize perceptions in developing the ‘Welfare-based Disaster Resilient Village (Destana)’ concept before extending the discussion with other ministries/agencies. In the workshop, opened by the BNPB interim Deputy for Preparedness, participants discussed strategies to build community capacity in disaster risk reduction (DRR) through an economic activity approach.
Led by the BNPB Director for Preparedness, participants discussed ways to integrate DRR, climate change adaptation, gender equality and adaptive social protection within the Destana concept. This consultation was a follow-up to recommendations from a study undertaken by SIAP SIAGA last year that explored sustainable Destana models.
In East Java, lessons have been drawn from Destana development in two villages focusing on the inclusion of marginalised communities. BPBD of East Java Province has developed initial strategies to accelerate Destana implementation through the university-supported community service program (Kuliah Kerja Nyata Tematik), sister village, and village fund schemes.
BNPB, supported by SIAP SIAGA, is now developing the ‘Destana Hub’, a digital information platform that maps community-based disaster risk reduction initiatives and enables communities in disaster-prone areas to share CBDRR activities in near-real time. The dashboard design is based on user-centric and inclusive principles so that in the next stage of development, it is accessible to people with disabilities or people with visual and hearing impairments.