Indonesian Disaster Preparedness Day, 26 April 2022

Dr Harkunti Rahayu participated in the National Disaster Preparedness Day conducted on April 26, 2022 in Yogyakarta Special Provinces. The opening was conducted at Kalten and Sleman Regencies located at Merapi Volcano, and attended by Head BNPB (National Disaster Management Agency), Coordinating Minister of Human Empowerment, Chair of Commission Eight of National Parliament, Head of BMKG, Head National SAR, Governor of Central Java, Governor of Yogyakarta, and many other stakeholders of Penta-helix, including the community based disaster volunteers.

In the evening, Dr Harkunti Rahayu was invited by the Mayor of Bantul Regency, together with Secretary General of BNPB, to provide a general lecture and discussion on DRR and Preparedness for the 150 volunteers who were participating on the Disaster Prepared Day activity. Bantul is an coastal regency exposed not only earthquake and tsunami but also other coastal hazard such as abrasion. During the Yogyakarta 2007 earthquake, Bantul regency was the most severely impacted by the 6.9 M shallow earthquake. About 6,000 people died and 500,000 people displaced, with a chaotic situation due to the rumour of a tsunami occurrence.