At least 3,000 personnel of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency -BNPB and the Regional Disaster Mitigtaion Agency -BPBD in Indonesia took part in the National Working Meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali. BNPB Head Willem Rampangilei told reporters at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Wednesday (21/2) the working meeting was to discuss the performance evaluation of National Disaster Management Agency and Regional Disaster Management Agency in 2017. According to him, the evaluation will be the basis of his agenda in preparing the working strategy of 2018.
“Therefore, in this meeting we must, one, set priorities. Secondly, we can no longer deal with disaster in traditional ways, no longer with business as usual. We need innovation, breakthrough, technology utilization, capacity building development,” Willem Rampangilei said.
The Head of the National Disaster Management Agency explained that in 2017, his agency has succeeded in reducing the risk of disaster management. It can be seen from the death toll due to natural disaster that occurred in Indonesia. According to him, the condition is supported by the preparedness and awareness of all related stakeholders. Not only the government, but also the community played an active role in reducing the risk of natural disasters in 2017. The National Working Meeting attended by a number of Ministers of Work Cabinet took place from 21 to 23 February. (KBRN/ Hikmat Raharjo/AHM)