Photo by UNISDR Downtown Jakarta is home to a significant part of Indonesia’s economic wealth. It is exposed to several hazards including floods exacerbated by poorly maintained urban canals.

Indonesia: Business key for Sendai Framework success


Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has told business leaders that the private sector is vital to efforts to reduce the country’s disaster risk. The BNPB’s Deputy Chief for Prevention and Mitigation, Mr. Widjaja said the private sector will become increasingly important as Indonesia aligns its Disaster Management Plan to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction...

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