Indonesia`s experiences in handing disaster recovery in Palu and Donggala, Central Sulawesi Province, have been made lessons and model in disaster mitigation, according to information from the Indonesian Representative Office in Geneva, Saturday.
Indonesia received the accolade during a discussion on "Localisation in Disaster Response: Lessons Learned and Good Practices in the Asia Pacific" organized by Australia, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the United National Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).
Indonesia has learnt much from its past experiences, Operation Director of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Budi Purnama noted during the discussion.
Besides this, Basarnas has demonstrated its capacity in every emergency response toward natural disasters and transportation accidents.
Executive Director of the ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Centre Adelina Kamal highlighted Indonesia`s assertiveness in decision making during critical moments of natural disasters and called on making it a model.
UNOCHA Regional Office Representative in Bangkok Kristen Knutson pointed to the ease in cooperating with stakeholders in Indonesia owing to their high level of preparedness.
The Sixth HNPW is annual event organized by UNOCHA in cooperation with the Swiss Government aimed at facilitating networking among humanitarian actors.
Reporting by Yuni A Sinaga, fardah