ITB Successfully Organizes Disaster Mitigation and Climate Change Training for CARICOM and SICA Member States

Oleh Adi Permana

Editor Vera Citra Utami

The participants gathered in the East Hall of ITB to take a group photo after completing their first day of training at the ITB Ganesha Campus.

BANDUNG,—The Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), in collaboration with its Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology (FEST), has successfully conducted a training program on Capacity Enhancement for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. This program was specifically designed for the Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Central American Integration System (SICA). The training took place from July 13th to 20th, 2023.

This initiative was a joint effort involving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, LDKPI/IndonesianAid, and ITB's assistance. FEST was responsible for conducting the training.

The Dean of FEST, Professor Dr. Irwan Meilano, S.T., M.Sc., stated that the goal of this program is to improve disaster mitigation capabilities for countries in Central America and the Caribbean. The training included a group of 24 participants from 11 countries, namely Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Photograph of the entire group taken during the inaugural event. From left to right, Dean of FEST ITB, Head of LDKPI/Indonesian Aid Division, Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Director of NAM CSSTC Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretary of Directorate General of America and Europe, and Director of International Development Cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The cultivation of mangroves on Kejawanan Beach, Cirebon.

“The event was held in West Java and covered three ITB campuses: ITB Bandung Campus, ITB Jatinangor Campus, and ITB Cirebon Campus,” he mentioned, as quoted from a release received by ITB's Public Relations team on Thursday (3/8/2023).

Mount Tangkuban Perahu field trip led by Dr. Astyka Pamumpuni of the ITB Geology program.

The training program consisted of seven classroom learning sessions featuring speakers from ITB, BMKG (Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency), and BNPB (National Disaster Management Agency); three field visits to various locations, including Mount Tangkuban Perahu, flood-prone areas in Majalaya, and Kejawanan Beach in Cirebon; and discussions with the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB).

Reporter: Adi Permana
Translator: Anggi Nurdiani (Manajemen, 2021)
Editor: Hanifa Juliana (Perencanaan Wilayah dan Kota, 2020)

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