In this paper, the authors examine Indonesia’s success in improving disaster risk reduction (DRR) by reviewing the country’s progress in implementing the priorities of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015: ‘Building the resilience of nations and communities’, approved in 2005 to enable a more systematic planning, implementation and evaluation of DRR activities.
Through an analysis of the drivers, challenges and emerging issues in building resilience to natural hazards, the study asserts that disaster resilience building in Indonesia has been driven by the existence of the necessary regulatory policies and frameworks and the participation of various non-government stakeholders. It highlights a lack of capacity and capability, a lack of systematic learning and a lack of commitment from government to mainstream DRR into broader development agendas as obstacles to process. It also foresees the integration of DRR and climate change adaptation and urban risk governance among the emerging pressing issues.
With kind permission from Springer Science+Business Media: Natural Hazards, July 2012, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 779-803, doi:10.1007/s11069-012-0106-8
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