The localisation of tsunami early warning research was presented as part of the seventh session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place from 25 to 27 May 2022 in Bali, Indonesia. It was co-chaired by H.E. Prof. Muhadjir Effendy, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, and Ms. Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction. Organized in a hybrid format, the Global Platform had over 4000 participants from a total of 185 countries.
The research on ‘Developing and Harmonising Local Capacities for Tsunami Early Warning’ was highly pertinent to the focus of the 2022 Global Platform, which took stock of the implementation of the Sendai Framework, based on the experience of practitioners and policy makers at local, national, and regional levels, progress reported by Member States through the Sendai Framework Monitor, the United Nations 2022 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, and other recent reports such as the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Dr Harkunti Rahayu presented the research findings from Bali and Padang during a keynote address in the Scientific Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction, supporting GPDRR 2022 by collaboration of a Pentahelix. Other collaborators for the event included University of Hawaii, USA, University of Udayana in Denpasar, Bali, the Indonesia Disaster Experts Association (IABI), and the Government of Indonesia.