Enhancing Capacity And Awareness of Timor Leste Towards Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards
Monday, 04 December 2017 01:56

As one of the member of National Coordination Team of South-South Cooperation and Triangular Indonesia and as National Focal Point of Technical Cooperation Ministry of State Secretariat in collaboration with Tsunami Disaster Risk Mitigation Center (TDRMC), National Disaster Prevention Agency (BNPB) and National Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) and supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) conducted Workshop On Enhancing Capacity And Awareness Of Timor Leste Towards Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards. The workshop to be implemented  from 29 October to 3  November 2017 in Jakarta and in Banda Aceh.

14 (fourteen) Timor-Leste participants attended the workshop who are from officials related  in disaster risk mitigation in Timor-Leste. The opening ceremony was also attended by Mohammad Syarief Alatas, Director of Technical Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ining Maria Nuraini from USAID, Dr. Nazamuddin, Vice Rector of University of Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh and Rika Kiswardani from Ministry of State Secretariat as coordinator of the workshop. “we would like to say welcome to all of you and; on behalf of the Ministry of State Secretariat for all participants of the Workshop on Enhancing Capacity and Awareness of Timor Leste towards Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards” we would like to congratulate you to be selected and as participant of this workshop”. Said Rika Kiswardani, Head of Bureau for Foreign Technical Cooperation, Ministry of State Secretariat.

Futhermore; Rika explained that the Government of Indonesia has a strong commitment to implement South-South Cooperation in the form of knowledge sharing Indonesia’s experiences. The Implementation of the workshop will be formulated in design project in the field of disaster risk mitigation combines with  TDRMC, BNPB and BMKG’s role respectively.

As part of the commitment on South-South Cooperation and Triangular, the implementation of this workshop also for supporting bilateral commitment/cooperation between Indonesia and Timor-Leste in each institution and for initiating establishment Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) document for Timor-Leste. In her remarks, she conveyed that through this workshop, the participants will gain knowledge and experiences from related Indonesia’s stakeholders in promoting and developing disaster prevention and mitigation program based on community/public awareness.

“we do hope that the participants will enhance their knowledge in term of policy and strategy and each role of related institution in Indonesia in term of management risk mitigation in order to adjust to Timor-Leste condition” said Rika.

The program will combine in class theory and field visit to the related institutions and have an opportunity discussing with disaster management experts.

Before closing her remarks, Rika appreciated to BNPB, BMKG and TDRMC for supporting this workshop and all officials invoved in the workshop. (Fhr-Kabag KTSST) Humas Kemensetneg)


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