Jakarta, IO – The National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) has been focusing on developing a community-based early warning system to augment effectiveness of the early warning system and bolster prompt community response.
Early Warning Director of the BNPB Afril Rosya said the agency refers the community-based early warning system to the conference results on early warning held in Bonn, Germany, in 2006, and the launch of the People Center Early Warning System.
In a discussion on “Disaster Preparedness Day: Effectiveness of Early Warning in Strengthening Community Response” in Jakarta Monday (Apr. 11), Afril mentioned four elements of a community-based early warning system. The first is public knowledge: the need to improve community awareness of risks. The second one is monitoring and analysis. The third signifies strengthening the dissemination of warnings to the public. That is how to communicate observation results and analysis to the community. The fourth aspect is reinforcing appropriate community response.