?Indonesian delegates, Rusmadi Usman from Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Banda Aceh and Triarko Nurlambang from University of Indonesia, representing National Disaster and Management Agency (BNPB), and Indonesian Disaster Expert Association (IABI)), participated in the workshop “Exploring Preemptive Disaster Risk Management: Measures to Ensuring Human Security” convened by Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 20th-21st April 2015.
During the workshop, Indonesian delegates presented four themes; Early Warning Systems for Disaster Risk Reduction in Aceh, Healthcare Aftermath Aceh Tsunami, Enhancing Information and Education Role for Improving Disaster Response, and Post Disaster Management in Indonesia.
The workshop which aimed at sharing of information and experience in disaster management is also attended by delegates from IORA member states; Australia, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, Yemen and Union of Comoros. Dialog partner countries such as Japan and Egypt also participated in the said workshop. Guest of Honor, Tanzanian Deputy Permanent Secretary in Prime Minister Office, Regina Kulu, and Directur of IORA, Firdaus Dahlan, delivered their remarks on the first day and officially opened the workshop.
IORA is association of countries in Indian Ocean rim established in 1997 and headquartered in Mauritius. Currently, Australia holds the chairmanship of IORA, and on October 2015 Indonesia will take over the chairmanship for the next two years.