The UGM Disaster Response Unit (DERU), in partnership with the Muhammadiyah Institute of Teacher Training and Education (IKIPMu Maumere), concluded transitional housing construction in East Adonara, East Nusa Tenggara, July 2021. The housing model implemented the instant steel frame house technology (in Indonesian: RISBA) and took approximately a month to finish.
Prior to the groundbreaking on 9 June, UGM carried out training of trainers (ToT) that targeted IKIPMu Maumere academics and students to introduce types of buildings based on their potential disaster risks and building materials according to location, requirements, and security. Three UGM lectures, namely Ashar Saputra, Angga Fajar Setiawan, and Abdul Malik Usman, were in charge for the training sessions.
“Participants also obtained information on how to design and build earthquake and storm-resistant houses to help residents anticipate casualties and economic impact due to the disaster. DERU will partner with more parties of diverse regions for extensive assistance in the event of a disaster,” said UGM Head of Community Development Destina Kawanti when contacted on Thursday (12/8).
In his remarks, IKIPMu Maumere Rector Erwin Prasetya appreciated the Yogyakarta-based university for equipping his students with additional soft skills and hard skills. He was glad for the joint effort, from the beginning of ToT on 28 April to the program completion on 7 July.
“On this occasion, I would like to thank you for the collaboration in post-disaster management in Adonara. We hope this bond remains solid so that we can bring more benefits to the victims and students,” said Erwin.