Indonesia is one of the most disaster prone nations in the world. It is located at the friction points of three continental tectonic plates, and has the largest number of historically active volcanoes in the world. Earthquakes are frequent and there is a high risk of volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, floods, landslides, forest fires, and, in some regions, drought and social unrest.
Before, during and after disasters, IDEP works together with local communities to help increase resilience to disasters. In times of disaster IDEP works with a nationwide network of local partners to get people the assistance they need as quickly as possible. As with all of IDEP's programs, the aim of our Disaster Management work is to, "help people help themselves". We achieve this through community capacity building, demonstrations, and practical hands-on education.
IDEP's mission for its Community Based Disaster Management (CBDM) program is to build local communities' resilience to disasters in a sustainable manner. IDEP will:
- Reach disaster areas in 3 x 24 hours
- Provide relief supports through preparedness media
- Use permaculture approach in recovery and rehabilitation process
- Network with partners on the field
To learn more about CBDM, see our Educational Films.
Indonesia is situated on one of the most volatile fault lines in the world, and suffers regular incidences of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic activity.
Community Preparedness is the first phase of the overall disaster management cycle and is a critical part of Community Based DIsaster Management (CBDM) activities.
Permaculture is an effective design for self-sufficient communities using sustainable, environmentally sound principals.
Here are fact sheets that IDEP distributes in post disaster areas. Please feel free to download any of the fact sheets, photocopy them and distribute them in your area as needed.
IDEP has been helping communities and volunteers to learn to manage disasters. People can better prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and man made disasters.
A large part of Indonesia is located in earthquake-prone regions. Earthquakes are unpreventable occurrences, but the impact, damage, and losses can be reduced.