Danau Maninjau is a notable tourist destination in Minangkabau due to its scenic beauty and mild climate. The water has been used to generate hydroelectric power for West Sumatra
HIGHLIGHT on Education: The Embassy of Colombia in Indonesia share their best practices in risk management ~ one of the main challenges for countries, especially those that end up being most affected by natural disasters and climate change.
How to be better prepared to face risk situations, the international experts from Indonesia and Colombia were working in the departments of Antioquia and Cesar, accompanied by representatives from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.
The initiative is part of the Learning program in “Best Local Practices in Disaster Risk Management as a measure for adaptation to climate change”, led by the Presidential Agency for Cooperation in Colombia (APC), which since 2012 has strengthened relations and the exchange of information between Colombia and Indonesia.
In this opportunity, from the Asian country, the participants were representatives of the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with their Environment Technical Officer, Rocky Pairunan, the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund, with their Director Erwin Soeprastowo, the Ministry of Public Works and Housing with its Director of Metropolitan Infrastructure Eko Budi Kurniawan, and the National Disaster Management Agency of Indonesia with its Director of Education and Training, Bagus Tjahjono.
During the session, all representatives share experiences in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and the government’s approach in formulating, adapting and creating resilience in the community through innovative methodologies for the development of project plans For future cooperation.