Resilience of the nation and communities against disasters can be built by promoting strategic and systematic approaches to reduce vulnerabilities and risks to hazards. Disasters can be substantially reduced if people are well-informed and prevention and resilience against disasters are encouraged. Therefore, collection, compilation and dissemination of knowledge and other relevant information are needed on disaster risks, which include hazards, vulnerabilities, and capacities.
Responding to this, the Disaster Center of Study (PSBA), UGM, held several events in the context of disaster risk reduction campaign. The campaign was held to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction on the second Wednesday of October.
Wednesday (14/10) was chosen to implement the PSBA UGM campaign. This was started at 07.00 and located at four spots on UGM campus, including Mirota Campus intersection, Depok Police Station intersection, and Syantikara intersection. The participants distributed leaflets containing information about disaster risk reduction. The information focused on learning for the vulnerable communities who are exposed to disaster risks. In addition, at the same time, MBS FM Radio Station held campaign for its listeners on water-related disaster risk reduction.