The United States Indonesia Society in cooperation with HOPE Worldwide
cordially invite you to an open forum on
Disaster Preparedness and Response in the US and Indonesia
Mr. Dody Ruswandi
National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB)
Air Marshal FH Bambang Sulistyo
Head of National Search and
Rescue Agency (BASARNAS)
Dr. Karl Kim
National Disaster Preparedness Training Center,
University of Hawai’i Manoa
Mr. Harlan Hale
Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance,
Friday, June 5, 2015
2.00 – 4.00 pm
Financial Club (Board Room), 27th Floor
Graha CIMB Niaga
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 58
Indonesia and the U.S. are both located in regions that endure many types of natural disasters. The U.S. experiences everything tornados, hurricanes to earthquake. The U.S. was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, both of which cost millions in damage and left many injured or dead.
Indonesia, with its 17,000 islands resting on the Pacific Ring of Fire and on three different tectonic plates, constantly faces the risk of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Indonesia is still rebuilding the communities destroyed in the Sumatra tsunami in 2004. In 2014, landslides were Indonesia’s most fatal natural disaster.
How do the American and Indonesian governments and societies each currently mitigate damage that natural disasters bring? How have the U.S. and Indonesian disaster plans changed since the events of the Tsunami in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005?
How have we improved mitigation measures to ensure people’s safety? How do the U.S. and Indonesia share disaster management knowledge and collaborate on disaster response?
USINDO in cooperation with HOPE Worldwide is delighted to host this open forum on Disaster Preparedness and Response in the U.S. and Indonesia. Please join us for this informative event.