Special Session on
Increasing Coastal Cities Resilience Towards Impacts of Natural Hazards
as part of
Aceh International Workshop and Expo on Sustainable Tsunami Disaster
(The 11th AIWEST-DR)
In recent years, the world faces more intense pressures due to impacts of coastal hazards such as tsunami and typhoon coupled with impacts of climate change induced sea level rise. More serious challenges are emerging at coastal cities in developing countries. On the other hand, at the institutional level, issues of disaster risk reduction are often not well integrated with climate change adaptation policies. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that occurred in Aceh triggered a number of changes in disaster management in Indonesia and in the world. With the latest Sendai Frameworks for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), disaster risk reduction should be aligned with sustainable development programs. Typhoon Haiyan that occurred in the Philippines is another example how coastal cities could become very vulnerable when it comes to extreme events.
Sharing lessons learned among countries in the region would help us to understand better the challenges of mitigating the two processes simultaneously. Therefore, a forum to exchange lessons learned, best practices, and ideas could be one way of addressing this goal. The special session will be part of the 11th Aceh International Workshop and Expo on Sustainable Tsunami Disaster-Recovery (AIWEST-DR 2018) (click here for more information: http://aiwest-dr.unsyiah.ac.id).
Since 2016, the Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center (TDMRC) of Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh has been working to see opportunities to include climate change induced sea level rise in Indonesia into city level development planning. The research is part of Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Cycle 5 (#5-395), sponsored by USAID and implemented by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences. The study has been conducted in Banda Aceh, Mataram, and Ambon. However, the research is yet to cover other areas associated with mitigating impacts of natural hazards.
There are key questions to be addressed in the session, i.e.:
- What have been learned from previous natural hazards in coastal cities in developing countries, and how have the lessons learned changed disaster management policies?
- Are there any best practices from other disaster-climate change affected areas that can be shared?
- What are the key factors for successfully increasing coastal cities’ resilience to natural hazards, from the perspectives of community preparedness and government policies?
The objectives of the special sessions are as follows:
- Exchanging information related to recent status of coastal cities’ resilience in post affected disaster region;
- Gathering ideas and effective strategies to increase coastal cities’ resilience to natural hazards;
- Identifying ways and methods to integrate climate change adaptation efforts into disaster risk reduction policies.
Resource Persons and Participants
Resource persons for this session will be:
- Emanuel M Luna, University of Philippines in Diliman;
- Assistant Professor Elizabeth Maly, IRIDeS of Tohoku University;
- Md. Shamsuzzoha, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh;
- Syamsidik, TDMRC of Syiah Kuala University;
- Ella Meilianda, TDMRC of Syiah Kuala University;
- Rina Suryani Oktari, M.Si, TDMRC of Syiah Kuala University.
- Eko Pradjoko, Mataram University;
- Putra Dwitama, Indonesia National Secretariat for Actions Plan for Climate Change Adaptation (RAN-API);
- Lalu Bramantio Ganeru, ST., MT, Mataram Development and Planning Agency.
Participants of this special session are expected from:
- USAID, from Jakarta office*;
- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine of the United States (NASEM)*
- Banda Aceh Development and Planning Agency;
- Aceh Provincial Development and Planning Agency;
- Department of Marine and Fishery of Aceh;
- Department of Marine and Fishery of Banda Aceh;
- Researchers from Syiah Kuala University;
- Participants of AIWEST-DR 2018;
- Master students from Disaster Science Master Program of Syiah Kuala University;
- Giordano Margaglio, a master student from Lund University;
- Tursina, a Ph.D. student from Syiah Kuala University.
Venue and Schedule
The special session will be conducted on the second day of AIWEST-DR, on October 11, 2018, at the Hermes Palace Hotel in Banda Aceh. The agenda of the activities can be seen in the following table.
|08.30 – 09.20||Opening remarks:
||Musa Al’ala, MT / Tursina, MT|
|09.20 – 09.30||Introduction to the Special Session||Dr. Syamsidik|
|09.30 – 10.30||Presentation from Typhoon Haiyan Case:
||Moderator: Dr. Alfi Rahman|
|10.00 – 10.15||Tea Break|
|10.15 – 10.45||Presentation from PEER TDMRC Group on recent assessment of Coastal Cities Resilience in Indonesia
||Moderator: Dr. Eko Pradjoko
|10.45 – 11.30||Presentation from Prof. Md. Shamsuzzoha, PSTU-Bangladesh: Strengthening Economic Security Through Social Capital: A Conceptual Framework For Building Coastal Resilience To Cyclone Risk In Bangladesh||Moderator: Musa Al’ala, MT|
|11.30 – 12.30||
Panel Discussions (all presenters) Moderated by Dr. Syamsidik
|12.30 – 12.45||Conclusion Remarks|
|12.45 – 14.00||Lunch|
For this special session, contact person or person in charge is Dr. Syamsidik from TDMRC of Syiah Kuala University. He can be reached at this email: Syamsidik(at)tdmrc.org.
Jl. Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Hasan, Gampong Pie
Banda Aceh 23233