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17-18 September 2023 (Jakarta, Indonesia)

The 8th Joint Project Team Meeting was held from 17 to 18 September 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia as well as the 29th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) held from 19 to 22 September 2023 following JPTM. APRSAF was co-organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) of Indonesia. 

ADRC participated in both conferences, and reported on Sentinel Asia's activities. On 17 September, ADRC participated in a panel discussion and reported on the situations of Sentinel Asia's emergency observation requests (EOR) and end-user feedbacks on the various data provided to them in time of disaster. On 18 September, ADRC joined the organization reports session and introduced about the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) which is an EOR manual being developed in member countries and region of Sentinel Asia.

ADRC will continue to actively participate in activities related to the utilization of space technology in the field of disaster prevention.
(2023/09/25 15:00)
12-24 December 2022 (kobe,japan)

ADRC conducted the JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program entitled "Promotion of Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction" from 12-24 December 2022, in cooperation with JICA Kansai. It was attended by five management-level DRR agency officials from 3 countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Mexico. 

This program aims to share the concept of mainstreaming DRR, that is, incorporating DRR in development policies, and the methods of promoting the mainstreaming of DRR at the policy level. It also aims to share the various experiences of Japan and to examine the strategies and approaches for promoting the mainstreaming of DRR in participants' countries. During the two-week program, participants attend lectures, site visits, and discussions on disaster countermeasures in Japan. They are expected to actively engage in DRR measures to reduce humanitarian and economic losses due to disasters. 

ADRC would like to express its sincerest gratitude to all the organizations and universities that contributed to the success of this program.
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23-28 May 2022 (Bali, Indonesia) 

ADRC sent representatives to the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) that was held on 23 to 28 May 2022 in Bali, Indonesia. ADRC participated in many events, including the following: (1) Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference, 23-24 May, where we learned new developments relating to impact-based forecasting, forecast-based financing, early warning/early action, anticipatory action, and the effectiveness of early warning; (2) World Reconstruction Conference, 23-24 May, which showed pathways to a greener and more resilient future as well as recovery models for a post-COVID-19 world; and 3) Midterm Reviews of the Sendai Framework Plenaries, 26-27 May, which offered insights on progress made in the fields of financing and governance (Plenary 1),  multi-hazards and the systemic nature of risk (Plenary 2), and the operating environment (Plenary 3). In the sidelines of the Global Platform, ADRC representatives also participated in separate meetings with officials from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), ASEAN Secretariat, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Thailand, and the Office of Civil Defense of the Philippines, as well as with officials from Fiji and Cambodia. 
Moreover, ADRC Executive Director NAKAGAWA Masaaki delivered a statement expressing ADRC's commitment to improving regional partnerships to address transboundary risks in the Asia Pacific region. He highlighted two ongoing initiatives aimed at helping to strengthen preparedness, response, and recovery from transboundary disasters; namely, GLIDE and space-based technologies (e.g., Sentinel Asia and QZSS). His statement, in aiming to address one of the issues mentioned in the Co-Chairs' Summary: Bali Agenda for Resilience, noted that "Effective disaster risk management is often hindered by siloed and limited intersectoral and transboundary approaches." 

You can read the full statement here: 
(2022/06/30 15:00)

22 December 2020 (Online)

ADRC held its Second Online Tsunami Seminar on 22 December 2020. 
Mr. Masaaki Nakagawa, Executive Director of ADRC introduced that the seminar this time is held in connection with the occurrence of the Indian Ocean tsunami on 26 December 2004, 16 years ago, and will report on the current tsunami countermeasures in Indonesia.
Dr. Khaerunnisa, Associate Professor, Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (UAJY) gave a presentation entitled "Tsunami Awareness in Indonesia". 
More information and details of the lecture is included in the following site:

                                                                                                                  (2020/12/22 09:50)

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2 September 2020 (Japan)

There are many kinds of programs for DRR in Asian countries. Disaster education is a good way to ensure that people are studying basic DRR information and countermeasures against future disasters. Many organizations have been conducting disaster education projects in Banda Aceh, Indonesia which was so tragically impacted by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
Today we would like to introduce Multilateral International Students (MIS), an NPO which was established by students of Tokyo University in 2011. MIS currently has more than 140 students and conducts many programs in Asian countries addressing poverty, the environment, support for agriculture, and DRR. MIS consists of several teams that focus on different themes. One of these teams, Japan Indonesia Students Interaction (JISI), started a disaster education program in Banda Aceh in 2014. JISI collaborates with a local university to conduct training workshops and evacuation drills for students and teachers. However, these programs have been paused this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, JISI is collecting information on good practices in Japan. ADRC and JISI had an online meeting for sharing experiences and knowledge to improve disaster education on 2 September 2020. In this meeting, we confirmed our mutual interest in conducting a localized program based on the opinions of residents and coordinating evacuation drills for students, teachers, and the community. ADRC would like to collaborate with JISI on implementing an appropriate disaster education program in Indonesia.

3 March 2020 (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Together with partners from Asia Air Survey and CTI Engineering International, ADRC met with Mr. Siva Balan (Director for Operations) and other AHA Centre officials in Jakarta. The meeting explored the possibility of applying a constellation of Japanese Satellites' positioning service as emergency information platform. The key feature of this platform is that it can send text and voice messages to a receiver. By using an application to decode the sent messages, communities can receive the information even in the absence of telecommunication infrastructure, telephone networks, or Wi-Fi. This platform is valuable to communities in mountainous areas, island communities, or areas where telecommunication infrastructure is limited. AHA Centre officials recognized the added value of this emergency information platform, especially for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV), as these ASEAN member countries have limited capacities in disaster forecasting and early warning.(2020/02/13 14:40) 
9 January 2020 (Bali, Indonesia)  

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) participated in a symposium entitled Human Resource Development and Space Data Utilization for Disasters, which was organized by Yamaguchi University and Udayana University on 9 January 2020 in Bali, Indonesia. The symposium was attended by about 30 participants representing local disaster management organizations, Tokyo University, the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, and the organizing institutions, Yamaguchi University and Udayana University. ADRC presented information on Sentinel Asia and the activation of emergency observations. ADRC also explained how emergency observations are requested during disasters and how to become a member of the Sentinel Asia program.

11 January 2019

Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) participated in the Symposium "Human Resource Development and Space Data Utilization for Disaster", which was organized by the Yamaguchi University and Udayana University on 11 January 2019 in Bali, Indonesia. The symposium was attended by about 50 participants including representatives from local disaster management organizations, Tokyo University, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, and Yamaguchi University and Udayana University as organizer.
And ADRC presented information on the outline of Sentinel Asia and activation of emergency observations. Also ADRC explained for participants how to ask emergency observation and procedure for Sentinel Asia member.

(2019/01/30 18:30)

30 Nov.- 4 Dec. 2015 (Bali, Indonesia)

ADRC participated in this meeting which was co-organized by the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEK-DIKTI), the Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics Space (LAPAN), the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). It was held from November 30 to December 4 2015 in Bali, Indonesia and was attended by 453 participants and 10 international organizations, mainly Asia-Pacific regional space agencies, from 30 countries and regions.

Meeting Overview
Day 1: The Sentinel Asia Initiative Tsunami Working Session. After the presentations on "Moving Toward Sentinel Asia Step3 and the Purpose of the Tsunami WG" and "Sentinel Asia's Contributions to Tsunami Disasters," opinions were exchanged on the future activities of the WG. 
Days 2-3: Meetings were held by the four working groups: Groups-Space Applications, Space Technology, Space Environment Utilization, and Space Education. ADRC participated in the Space Applications WG, which featured presentations and the exchange of opinions on the following topics:
- Environmental Ocean Monitoring
- Sentinel Asia Session
- Geostationary Satellite Applications
- Agriculture Applications
- Forestry & Water Resources Applications
- Regional Cooperation
Day 4: Opening remarks, Country Reports, and three Special Sessions on Space and Maritime Applications, Synergies in Space, Regional Cooperation in Space Exploration.
Day 5: A presentation about Space Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region and summary reports by working group.

ADRC gave two presentations at this conference: (1) "The Role of ADRC in Sentinel Asia" at the Space Applications Working Group on Day 2 and (2) an introduction to ADRC and cooperation with disaster management organizations in the Special Session on Synergies in Space on Day 4.

(2015/12/18 18:30)
26 October - 2 Novemnber 2014 (Sukabumi and Banda Aceh, Indonesia)

In recent years, large-scale earthquakes and tsunamis have been occurring in Indonesia and Japan. These countries share similar geographic conditions and very high disaster risks. To reduce disaster risks, it is important to study the level of disaster awareness among residents, particular their awareness of earthquakes and tsunamis. For this research project, two target areas in Indonesia were selected. One was Sukabumi, where it is predicted that a large-scale disaster will occur in near future. The other was Banda Aceh, where the Sumatra Earthquake occurred in December 2004.
In the Sukabumi district, a 100-item questionnaire survey was conducted around the center of the city of Pelabuhanratu. It showed that local residents have only a limited level of disaster awareness because of their limited past experiences with tsunamis. Also, only a few tsunami disaster drills have been conducted in the recent past. The results suggest that more active disaster awareness programs and activities are needed in this area.
The 100-item questionnaire survey was also conducted in Banda Aceh. Four tsunami evacuation buildings were constructed and many evacuation drills have been conducted since the tsunami that struck this region. However, budgets for disaster management efforts have been gradually decreasing. Funding for human resources and disaster management programs at research institutions are also weakening. Better approaches to DRR should be developed so as to maintain the disaster awareness of residents.
There is a disparity between Sukabumi and Banda Aceh in terms of their level of disaster awareness and activities as a result of their past real-life experiences. However continued disaster management activities, as well as reminders of the importance of such activities, are needed in both areas.

(Note: This project is part of the Hyogo Earthquake Memorial 21st Century Research Institute.)

(2014/11/18 18:30)

29-31 October 2012 (Jakarta, Indonesia)

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The workshop on disaster recovery planning was held at Sari Pan Pacific Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, 29-31 October 2012. It was jointly organized by the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), UNDP Indonesia, UNISDR for Asia and the Pacific, European Commission (EC), and IRP/ADRC. The workshop was designed to support the initiatives of the Government of Indonesia for better disaster recovery operations, specifically at strengthening the manuals on Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and Monitoring of Recovery Projects that were developed by the national government. The role of IRP/ADRC experts at the workshop was to provide technical assistance through sharing of lessons from global experiences.

Dr. Syamsul Maarif (Head of BNPB) and Mr. Bambang (Deputy for Reconstruction and Recovery of BNPB) are among the over 35 officials who actively participated in the workshop. At the end of the event, participants outlined key recommendations for recovery planning, including review of spatial planning blueprint and localization of revised manuals on PDNA and Monitoring of Recovery Projects.

To forward the recommendations from the participants, discussions between IRP/ADRC, AHA Centre, ASEAN Secretariat, and AusAID were facilitated.  One of the key follow up activities is to strengthen regional partnerships to further enrich knowledge of integrating disaster recovery planning into their national DRR plans and other planning instruments.

(2012/11/20 14:40)

22 - 25 October 2012 (Jogjakarta, Indonesia)

ADRC participated in the 5th AMCDRR held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 22 - 25 October 2012. Many participants comprising ministers of disaster management from more than 50 Asia-Pacific nations, representatives from UN agencies, international organizations, and NGOs attended this conference.


The main theme of this conference is "Strengthening Local Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction", and were discussed the various activities of disaster risk reduction at the local level. This conference was also discussed a new framework since 2015, the Hyogo Framework for Action has exited.

In this meeting, ADRC held co-organized side events, and served as a facilitator of pre-conference.

Pre Conference (PC3)
In the "Expert Meeting for the Disaster Risk Reduction Cooperation between Indonesia and Japan: To Enhance Local Capacity on DRR (Co-organized by BNPB and JICA)", ADRC's Executive director Natori served as the facilitator of the meeting.

Side Event (SE2)
A symposium titled "Mainstreaming DRR toward post-HFA and Lessons Learnt from Mega Disasters" was co-organized by JICA and ADRC. ADRC made a presentation entitled "Lessons Learn from Mega Disasters and Implications for Mainstreaming of DRR".

Side Event (SE27)
Organized by UN-SPIDER, a meeting named "Improve DRR practices based on the lessons learned from major disasters in Asia - A space technology intervention." was held. ADRC made a presentation entitled "Considerations for effective use of space based information to assess Tsunami impact - Lessons learned from recent Tsunami in Japan".

(2012/11/7 13:40)
Jakarta, Indonesia, 1-5 October, 2012

The 9th Sentinel Asia System (SAS) Operation Training was jointly organized by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and other some agencies from 1 to 5 October 2012 at BPPT in Jakarta Indonesia. More than 20 people participated in the training from space agencies in the Asia-Pacific region as well as relevant agencies. ADRC participated as an instructor in this training.

The main contents of the training are as follows.
 1) Introduction to Sentinel Asia and its system
 2) How to use Sentinel Asia System
 3) Introduction to Data Provider Nodes activities and these satellites
 4) Introduction to Data Analysis Nodes activities and these satellite data utilization
 5) Field check using satellite imagery (Kebun Raya Bogor)
 6) Introduction of ADRC's role

ADRC gave a lecture of three themes entitled "ADRC Activities", "ADRC's role on Sentinel Asia Activities" and "Demands of disaster management organizations towards the Sentinel Asia Step 3". 

(2012/10/10 13:40)

7-9 August 2012 (Jogjakarta, Indonesia)


ADRC participated in the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) meeting held on 7-9 August in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. The meeting was attended by more than 100 participants, including representatives from many countries in Asia as well as from international and inter-governmental organizations.


The meeting covered the following topic.

 1 ) Update on preparations for the 5th AMCDRR

   Reports were given on the status of preparations for the 5th Asian

     Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction scheduled to be

     held in Jogjakarta on 22 to 25 October this year.

 2 ) Draft of the Jogjakarta Declaration and the Stakeholders'


   Participants discussed a draft of the Jogjakarta Declaration and

     the Stakeholders' Addendum for the 5th AMCDRR.

 3 ) HFA review and monitoring

   Based on the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), Nepal, Sri Lanka,

     Myanmar, Vietnam, and others reported their activities.

 4 ) Post-HFA framework

   Participants discussed a post-HFA framework based on the

     challenges presented by the HFA.

   5 ) Updates and sharing of experiences by partners

  Presentations were given by ADPC (DRR Project Portal Site),

  UN-SPIDER (Disaster Management using Satellites) and others.


ADRC works to build disaster-resilient communities and to establish networks among countries through its ongoing participation in international conferences.

(2012/08/14 19:40)

26-27 June 2012 Bogor, INDONESIA

ADRC collaborated with LAPAN organizing the workshop entitled "ASEAN Cooperation Project on Utilization of Satellite Images for Disaster Risk Management". This workshop is aimed at reporting all activities in this project. The delegates from several member states of ASEAN: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Myanmar, LAO PDR, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia were involved in this workshop. This project is funded by the JAPAN-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). The main objective of the project is to increase the awareness and develop necessary skills in using satellite data/images of government officers in disaster management agencies, mapping agencies, space agencies, and other related agencies of ASEAN member countries who are engaged in disaster mitigation and risk management activities. These objectives are achieved through appropriate capacity building programs including seminars, workshops and hands-on training programs conducted locally in each of the member counties and regional workshop to share the knowledge and experiences among all the members. This workshop was held on June 26-27, 2012 at Salak Hotel, Bogor - Indonesia. 

The workshop was attended by 76 participants from government and government-related organizations engaged in disaster mitigation and development activities and keen to incorporate remote sensing techniques in their present day needs. The workshop began with a welcome address by Mr. Kiyoshi Natori executive director (ADRC). Organization of the program divided into opening session, presentation of ASEAN countries, and presentation of external experts and local agencies. The resource personnel were from ADRC-Japan, JAXA-Japan, AIT-Thailand, ASEAN-SCOSA Secretariat, AHA Center, and local institutions (LAPAN, BNPB). 

(2012/07/18 13:40)
9-11 April 2012 (Bali, Indonesia)

The ADRC participated in the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) meeting held on 9-11 April in Bali, Indonesia. Around 60 participants attended the meeting including representatives from many countries in Asia as well as from the international and inter-governmental organizations.

The main contents of the meeting are as follows.
 1) Update on 5th AMCDRR preparation
  There were reports about the preparation of "5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction" scheduled to be held in Indonesia, Yogyakarta 22 to 25 October this year.
 2) Discussion on the AMCDRR outcome and structure
  About how to proceed and output of the discussion in the AMCDRR, group discussions were held by the participants.
 3) HFA Monitoring and Review
  Based on the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), Thailand, Mongolia, UNOPS, ASEANand UNICEF have reported their activities.
 4) Post HFA framework
  The participants discussed the framework of post HFA based on the challenges to HFA.

Asian Disaster Reduction Center made the presentation titled "Business Continuity Management in Private Sector for Regional Resiliency" concerning topic 2), and many participants were interested in the subject.

(2012/04/09 13:40)

27-29 January 2012 (Jakarta, Indonesia)


From 27 to 29 January 2012, Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) conducted Training of Trainers (TOT) for officials in charge of disaster risk management in Jakarta. This is part of a capacity building project in Southeast Asia that ADRC has been engaged in since 2008. Selected BNPB officials joined the TOT in order to serve as lecturers in coming workshop in the provinces.

The program focused on DRR topics such as recovery from disasters, raising public awareness as well as learning effective training skills. Even in a short period, 20 officials had intensive training and prepared for presentation till late at night. The participants made presentations in groups in accordance with their specialties in DRM and improved their understanding and training skills through interactive discussion and evaluation.

The participants of the TOT will conduct in subsequent training at local levels and it is expected that they will be able to facilitate fruitful training activities.

(2012/2/8 17:40)

31 October -1 November (Jakarta, Indonesia)

This two-day symposium was organized jointly by Government of Indonesia, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and Harvard University. Under the main theme of "Moving ASEAN Community Forward into 2015 and Beyond", the symposium discussed various issues on the fulfillment of the ASEAN Economic Community that is due on 2015 and the future challenges beyond the date.

Among three substantive sessions organized, the ADRC participated in 2011_11_04 018.jpgthe Session 2: Moving the ASEAN Community Forward through Strengthening of Regional Corporation: Engendering a Resilient and Harmonious ASEAN whereby making a presentation "Strengthening regional cooperation in times of disaster".

In the outcome document titled"Jakarta Framework on Moving ASEAN Community Forward into 2015 and Beyond", it is mentioned that "the issues of resiliency, especially food security and energy security, as well as disaster management, have been identified as important challenges to be tackled" and "ASEAN's increasing demand for food and energy is even more challenging given the risks of natural disasters, for the fact that Asia is the most disaster prone region in the world."

(2011/11/02 13:10) 

27 October 2011 (Jakarta, Indonesia)

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The Conference "Disaster Management and the Impact of Climate Change" was organized by the Coordinating Ministry for People's Welfare, Republic of Indonesia as part of "The Indonesian Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery, EXPO and Conference (IDEC)2011.

It  was jointly organized by the JST-JICA Project "Multi-disciplinary Hazard Reduction from Earthquakes and Volcanoes in Indonesia. 2011_10_27 008.jpgHence, members of the JST-JICA Project participated in the Conference, Specifically, three members made presentations, focusing on recent disasters in Indonesia and in Japan, which included the presentation "Policy Response to 3.11 Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster" done by Mr. Atsushi Koresawa of the Center.

The joint coordination of the Conference demonstrated the importance and relevance of the activities that the JST-JICA Project were engaged in.

(2011/10/28 13:10)

27-28 October 2011 (Jakarta, Indonesia)

ADRC has been involved in a project to promote the "Multi-disciplinary Hazard Reduction from Earthquakes and Volcanoes in Indonesia" since 2009. As part of the project, many universities and research institutions in Japan and Indonesia have conducted research on disaster mitigation. And the international conference that served as the final meeting of this project was held on 27-29 Oct 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia. At this meeting, participants reported on all their research and results. ADRC presented a "Guidebook for Teachers" as the outcome document of its exploration of ways to promote disaster education and raise disaster awareness, and to promote partnerships between Indonesian and Japanese government agencies and research institutions.

(2011/11/01 18:30)
14-16 July 2011 (Indonesia)

On 14 - 16 July 2011, Tsunami Disaster Mitigation and Research Center (TDMRC), LIPI and Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) conducted Training for Teachers, a part of disaster education activity for school students and teachers on disaster management, which ADRC has joined for JICA-JST Project as one of participated organization. This project was launched in 2009 with the participation including school students and teachers from Banda Aceh, relevant Indonesian organizations, NGOs, and ADRC. The Training for Teachers covered such topics as Tohoku Earthquake, past disaster education activities in Tohoku area, basic information of earthquake & tsunami and contents of Guidebook as our output of this project.
(2011/07/31 18:30)

9-10 May 2011 (Cambodia)

The ADRC attended the 22st meeting of sub-committee on space technology and applications (SCOSA) held from 9th  to 10th  May 2011 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Various organizations in ASEAN countries which are related to the space technology attended this meeting in order to discuss on-going and future projects by SCOSA and other relevant. .
For the last two year the ADRC has been implementing "Satellite Data Utilization for Disaster Risk Reduction and Response" funded by Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). Eight ASEAN countries, namely, Indonesia, Philippines, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Brunei Darussalam are the target countries of the project.
In this meeting, ADRC made a progress report on the project.
ADRC is currency producing materials to be used at planned seminars and trainings in each ASEAN country.
For more details of this project, please look at the following site;

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28 February-5 March, Hanoi, Vietnam
14-19 March, Jakarta, Indonesia

Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) conducted the program "Capacity Building of Utilization of Satellite Image for Disaster Management" in Hanoi, Vietnam from 28th Feb to 5th March, Jakarta and Indonesia from 14th to 19th March in cooperation with Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
This program consists of one-day seminar and five- day training to promote the utilization of space based technology. It was held in collaboration with Remote Sensing Center, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Vietnam and Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN).
This is one of four capacity development programs in ASEAN countries that ADRC has been implementing since 2008,with other three including disaster education promotion, development of Web-based GLIDE-associated disaster database and capacity building of local government officials.
Satellite Images has been utilized to implement emergency activities in Vietnam and Indonesia. However, the experience of the engineers for utilization of the satellite data in these countries is insufficient. The capacity building of engineers in relevant field is in urgent need.
In Vietnam, the theme of case study is Flood. The satellite images before and after the flood were compared, which defined the flooding area.
In Indonesia, the theme of the case study is Tsunami. The struck area of the tsunami has been extracted from the simulation result of the tsunami.
ADRC will continue to cooperate with MONRE, LAPAN and other relevant agencies to further promote the utilization of satellite data in the field of disaster management. ADRC also plans to conduct the series of program in other ASEAN countries.
For more details of this project, please visit ADRC web site (

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22-25 February 2011, Indonesia

indonesia1-thumb-200x150-937-thumb-200x150-938-thumb-200x150-943-thumb-200x150-945.jpgのサムネール画像のサムネール画像IRP/ ADRC team visited Indonesia to strengthen partnerships in recovery, including consultation and review of Aceh Post-Tsunami Recovery both at Banda, Aceh with TDMRC and Jakarta with BRR Institute.

The recovery status report on Aceh Tsunami focuses on the learning's along sectors of livelihoods, shelter, infrastructure, and governance. Challenges and lessons were highlighted to inform other governments and relevant stakeholders of unique experience and initiatives. The IRP/ADRC team provided comments, and took advantage of the presence of key actors on Aceh Recovery by providing brief orientation on Disaster Recovery Planning as well as presentation of IRP/ADRC knowledge products and services.

indonesia2-thumb-200x150-940-thumb-200x150-941.jpgIn Jakarta, IRP/ADRC team participated in the BRR Institute Workshop "Governance of Recovery: Lessons from Housing, Settlement and Infrastructure". IRP/ADRC introduced the platform and the lessons from recovery focusing on identified themes. The event attracted high level participation, including vice ministerial levels and heads of development organizations in Indonesia totaling to about 40 delegates. Some were from central government bodies, local governments, universities and research centers. IRP/ADRC publications were circulated and some displayed at the workshop. IRP /ADRC symbolically provided one set of guidance notes on recovery to BRR Institute to promote partnership. Some copies of guidance notes were also given to ministries and representatives of local governments. Among the key outcomes that relate to IRP/ADRC were: (i) potential transfer of IRP training module to BRR Institute, including training of trainers; (ii) closer partnership in the knowledge management function of recovery; and (iii) membership of Government of Indonesia in the IRP Steering Committee.

The IRP/ADRC team also visited AHA Centre facility, President's Delivery Unit Office for Development Monitoring and Oversight, BNPB, and Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR) to strengthen partnerships in recovery.

    (2011/03/22 14:00)

1-9, 18-22, December, 2010

Through many of natural disasters experiences, Japan has accumulated knowledge of dealing with disasters and developed its expertise together with advanced policies and technologies in the area of disaster risk reduction. This unique experience provides Japan with many valuable knowledge and expertise that it must now endeavor to share effectively with other members of the international community. From this point of view, this project is launched by the Cabinet Office of Japanese Government last year. Mongolia and Indonesia were selected as target countries of the FY2010 project. The ADRC dispatched mission teams to those two countries to discuss the details of the project activities, including determination of the work schedule.

 On 1-9 December 2010, the ADRC team visited Mongolia and conducted preliminary survey for the proposed project activities on earthquake disaster education. The team visited National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), two target schools to conduct disaster drill, and other related organizations. Through discussion, the ADRC and NEMA agreed to have pre-training course in Japan at the end of January 2011, and to have workshop of earthquake disaster education in the middle of February 2011. 

On 19-22 December 2010, the ADRC team visited Indonesia to learn detailed ideas on the promotion of disaster education to mass media, the project theme proposed by Indonesia. They concerns mass media casualties caused by pyroclastic flows of Mt. Merapi eruption, and inadequate Tsunami early warning information distribution. The team visited the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) and The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), and interviewed some mass media. Through the discussion, the ADRC and BNPB agreed to have training course in Japan and workshop in Jakarta in February or March 2011. Also, we agreed to conduct survey on mass media's awareness on natural disaster before the workshop.

28 September - 2 October (Padang, Indonesia)

Large-scale inter-plate earthquakes have occurred recurrently in Indonesia, particularly around Sumatra Island, but it has been reported by many experts that such an earthquake is likely to happen off Padang in West Sumatra within thirty years or so.

2010.10.12 008.JPGTo prepare for such large-scale earthquakes, it is of urgent need to establish early-warning and transmission system, development of practical technologies for reduction of building vulnerability and community-based disaster risk management. Hence, two day workshop on 29 and 30 September was organised which coincided with one-year commemoration of the Padang Earthquake on 30 September 2009.

The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), the National Research Institute for Earthquake Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED) and the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) from Japan, and the Metrological, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the Institute Technology Bandung (ITB) and Andalas University (UNAND) from Indonesia, among others, jointed the workshop.

As a result of discussion, it reached a consensus that future collaboration should focus on three substantive areas, namely early warning for earthquakes, practical technologies for reduction of building vulnerability and community-based disaster risk management.                                                                                         (2010/10/4 13:10)

Indonesia, 13-16 July, 2010 

ADRC and Bandan National Penanggulangan Bencana (National Disaster Management Agency, BNPB) have lunched "the Project on Capacity Building of Local Government Officials on Disaster Management."

This project is one of four capacity development projects for the ASEAN member countries that ADRC has been conducting since 2008 and Indonesia is belonging the 3rd year Group composed of Singapore and Myanmar.

Geographically Indonesia is an archipelago situated at a juncture of four tectonic plates where seismic and volcanic activities occur constantly. They make for a high potential and proneness to disasters, including earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. Also, because of topographical and hydro-metrological conditions, the country is subject to disaster such as floods, landslides, forest fires and drought, too. There is thus an urgent need to further strengthen the capacity building of local government officials in charge of disaster management, as they play a critical role in every phase of the disaster management cycle.

On 13-16 July 2010, ADRC and BNPB held a kick off meeting on the project targeting local government officials.

ADRC and BNPB will work together on the implementation of the 20-manth project form 2010 to 2011, starting with the creation of an expert team tasked with the development of training materials.

(2010/07/20 17:30)

26 March 2010 (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)


The pilot lesson and seminar for "Promotion of Disaster Education of Schools" project was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 26th to 27th March. It was organized jointly by the Ministry of National Education of Indonesia and the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC). More than fifty teachers of primary school and lots of students attended this two-day workshop.

On 26th March, teachers had a lecture "Basic Knowledge about Natural Disaster" for student based on the subjects lectured in the Training of Trainers (TOT) in March 2010. And they also conducted "Evacuation Drill against Earthquake" for students of each class on the same day. And the next day, participants including teachers, experts and the ADRC summarized the whole program of this project during the seminar. It was suggested that continuous activity by themselves and support by national/local government will be necessary for the spread of disaster education.

ADRC hopes that the outcome of this project will be shared in other schools on disaster education throughout the Indonesia.

Note: This project is part of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund Projects and aimed to promote disaster education in ASEAN countries through such means as training of school teachers followed by school lessons facilitated by trained teachers.)

(2010/04/19 18:30)

1 March 2010 (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)


The Training of Pilot Teachers for "Promotion of Disaster Education of Schools" project was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 1st to 2nd March 2010. It was organized jointly by the Ministry of National Education of Indonesia and the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC). More than fifty teachers of primary school, including experts as lecturer, attended this two-day workshop.

Participants took lectures about "Latest Situation of Disaster Education in Japan", "Earthquake Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan", "Basic Knowledge about Natural Disaster", etc. In the past, there were lots of earthquakes in this province including the latest one in 2006, claimed more than 6,000 lives. Therefore, participants joined in this workshop with a passionate concern. In particular, "First aid training" was effective tool for them to support their students.

As a result of elaboration and discussion, a pilot lesson and seminar will be held on 26th and 27th March this year.

Note: This project is part of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund Projects and aimed to promote disaster education in ASEAN countries through such means as training of school teachers followed by school lessons facilitated by trained teachers.)

(2010/4/19 18:30)

29 January 2010 (Indonesia)


"Promotion of Disaster Education in Schools" Project in Indonesia
ADRC collaborated with Indonesia' Ministry of National Education to organize the second coordination meeting for "Promotion of Disaster Education of Schools" project in Indonesia. First, ADRC and a task-team on the Indonesia side discussed situation report on disaster education in Indonesia and provisional education materials on 28th. It was followed by a meeting with provincial education bureau's officials and a principal and teachers of a pilot school in Yogyakarta on 29th. As a result of elaboration and discussion, ADRC and Task-Team decided that a training program for school teachers be held on 1st- 2nd March this year.
Note: This project is part of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund Projects and aimed to promote disaster education in ASEAN countries through such means as training of school teachers followed by school lessons facilitated by trained teachers.)

(2010/02/22 18:30)

3-5 November 2009 (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

   The International Recovery Platform (IRP), the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), and the Department of Architecture and Planning of Gadjah Mada University (DAP/UGM) organized the IRP Regional Workshop "Action by Stakeholders for Effective Management of Post-Disaster Recovery" from 3-5 November 2009 at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
The following is the highlights of the Workshop.

Jogja brief report (Eng.).pdf

(2009/11/5 14:20)

4-8 October 2009(Padang, Indonesia)

ADRC sent a team of two senior researchers to Indonesia to make an immediate assessment of areas stricken by the earthquake of 30th September off Sumatra Island. Mr. Masaru Arakida and Mr. Tetsuo Ibaraki, both from ADRC, visited Padang City, Pariaman City, Padang-Pariaman District of West Sumatra Province from 5 to 7 October 2009. Their primary objective was to explore how ADRC and other relevant organization could help disaster stricken areas recover and rebuild their communities based on their assessment. The following is a snapshot of the mission.


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3-4 September 2009 (Jakarta, Indonesia)

The ADRC visited ASEAN Secretariat to discuss how to proceed on with the Feasibility Study on ASEAN Coordination Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) and how to prepare for a future project on disaster management communication network system in the ASEAN. The ADRC will be participating in the F/S on AHA Centre which aims to examine, inter alia, requirements and necessary resources for the AHA Centre to become fully operational.

The ADRC also visited the JST-JICA Project office to discuss how to implement the JST-JICA Project for Multi-disciplinary Hazard Reduction from Earthquakes and Volcanoes in Indonesia.  Funded by JICA (Japan international Cooperation Agency) and JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency), the project aims to strengthen the platform of collaboration among researchers and officials concerned with disaster risk. The project team is composed of 6 groups, among which the ADRC has taken part in Group 6: Application of the research and establishment of collaboration mechanism between researchers and the government officials and Group 5: Education and outreach for disaster reduction.

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15-17 July 2009 (Bali, Indonesia)

P7150285.jpgSentinel Asia Project was established to build a disaster management system by using a satellite image in Asia region. The international conference, Joint Project Meeting for Sentinel Asia, has been held to share the latest activities every year. In this year, this conference was held in Bali, Indonesia and attended by 117 participants from 43 organizations including ADRC.
The objectives of the JPTM2009 were to introduce the progress concerning utilization of satellite and make discussion implementation of a new program for Sentinel Asia.
ADRC reported the several activities about the Emergency Observation Request in this year and the installation of the regional support office of UNSPIDER. In addition, ADRC proposed the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Working as a new project with Keio University and ICIMOD, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.

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1 July 2009 (Hanoi, Viet Nam)
8 July 2009 (Singapore)
9 July 2009 (Jakarta, Indonesia)

ADRC has been implementing web-based GLIDE-associated disaster database development project in ASEAN countries since 2008 with the financial support by Japan ASEAN Integration Fund.

The objective of this project is to facilitate all 10 ASEAN countries to develop their own national disaster databases with GLIDE numbers incorporated. In 2008 ADRC invited 3 government officials in charge of disaster information from Lao PDR, Philippines and Thailand to Kobe  and gave them two month training on  GLIDE.

In 2009 the training program is scheduled from 5 October to 11 December with government officials from Indonesia, Singapore and Viet Nam.  ADRC held kick-off meetings in 3 countries and discussed about this year's project.
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14 May 2009 (Indonesia)


On 14th May 2009, ADRC held the Coordination Meeting for Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund Project "Promotion of Disaster Education of Schools" with the Ministry of National Education of Indonesia. In the meeting, the project outline was explained and latest situation of disaster education in Indonesia was reported. Hereafter, the teaching materials will be drafted for the Training of Pilot Teachers.

(2009/06/16 18:30)

19 April 2009 (Bandung, Indonesia)


The kick-off meeting for Multi-disciplinary Hazard Reduction from Earthquakes and Volcanoes in Indonesia funded by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) was held on 21st April in Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and University of Tokyo. This project was approved by JICA-JST as one of the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development projects ( for natural disaster prevention. The kick-off meeting was simultaneously held in ITB and University of Tokyo with the across-the-board support by the SOI (School on Internet) Asia ( that is advanced internet infrastructure for information and communication technology.

In the kick-off meeting, after the opening remarks from Dr. Harjono, (Deputy to the Chair of LIPI for Earth Science, LIPI = Indonesian Institute of Science) and Prof. Satake (University of Tokyo), each group leader organized the session and discussed the project goal and implementation modality.

In the session for Group 6, Mr. Suzuki (Executive Director of Asian Disaster Reduction Center) and Dr. Pariatmono (Assistant for Deputy Minister for Development of Mathematics and Natural Science, Ministry of Research and Technology, RISTEK) facilitated the discussion on the project goals and all group leaders introduced their experiences and lessons learned on the government-academia collaboration on disaster risk reduction.

(2009/04/21 13:10)

22 March 2009 - 22 March 2010

ADRC has been implemented the project for the satellite Imagery Application to Disaster Reduction facilitated by Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).
Eight ASEAN member countries, namely, Indonesia, Philippines, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam, has participated in this project.
ADRC in cooperation with the Asian Institute of Technology, AIT( will be organizing a seminar and training in each country to enhance their capacity of satellite imagery application to disaster reduction.
To this end, the first round of kick-off meetings, were held in each country as shown below.
Based on the results of those kick-off meeting, ADRC and AIT, will work together to produce relevant materials to be used at planned seminars and trainings in each country

・National Institute of Aeronautics and Space, Indonesia, 22 March 2009
・Philippines Institute of Volcanic and Seismology, Philippines, 25 March 2009
・Remote Sensing Center, Lao PDR, 23 April 2009
・Ministry of Science and Technology, Myanmar, 12 May 2009
・Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, Thailand, 8 Jun 2009
・National remote Sensing Center, Vietnam, 10 July 2009
・Department of Geography, Cambodia, 27 July 2009
・Survey Department, Brunei Darussalam, 22 March 2010


(2010/03/30 13:20)

12-14 November 2008 (Bali, Indonesia)

The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2008 (ACDR 2008) was held from 12-14 November 2008 in Bali, Republic of Indonesia. It was organized by the government of the Republic of Indonesia (State Ministry of Research and Technology (RISTEK)/National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB)), the government of Japan (Cabinet Office), the United Nations Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), and the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), in cooperation with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN/OCHA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). A total of 106 participants from 24 countries, mainly ADRC member countries, and from 14 organizations, including the UN, other international organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions, attended ACDR 2008.

During the sessions, reports were given on each country's progress with regard to the HFA, and participants discussed the issues that need to be examined and the direction that future efforts need to take. In addition, Mr. Shambhu Prasad Marasini from Nepal and Mr. Vu Thanh Liem from Vietnam reported on the ADRC's Visiting Researcher Program, as well as the activities they have been engaged in during their time in Japan on this program.

For furhter information, please visit the folloing site:

 (2008/11/30 09:50)

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