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BLOG | Why Local Wisdom Failed to Save Lives during the Last Tsunami?

05 November 2018: Indonesia, the ocean has always been huge part of our lives, bringing both pleasure and fear, opportunities and lessons. In the past, communities along the coastline have accumulated different kind of knowledge about their sea, including about the destructive waves that were triggered by earthquakes. Read more>>



BLOG | Japan Highlights Collaboration with UNDP on Tsunami Awareness in Schools

29 March 2018: The success of UNDP's project on tsunami awareness and preparedness in schools, in Asia and the Pacific, is being acclaimed by the Japanese government in a specially commissioned video. The two-minute film features a tsunami evacuation drill in Aceh, Indonesia. It shows how students are trained to react to a tsunami or earthquake warning, and to get to designated safe zones in an orderly manner. Read more>>



BLOG | Diversified Drill, One Wish

20 March 2018: "Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. One student kept repeating this phrase into the microphone during the tsunami evacuation drill, we recently held in Aceh, Indonesia. I was wondering, why?" writes Tsubasa Enomoto, United Nations Volunteer and Disaster Risk Reduction Project Officer in UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. Read more>>



NEWS | One of the World's Most Disaster-prone Country, Indonesia Prepares Schools for Tsunamis

23 February 2018: Indonesia has to cope with the constant risk of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods and tsunamis. Nearly 3,900 schools across Indonesia are located in tsunami prone areas. Read more>>



PHOTO | Indonesia Photos Displayed at the World Bosai Forum

26 November 2017: An interactive #90Drills photo exhibition at the World Bosai Forum in Japan featured photos from Indonesia and six other countries to showcase tsunami education activities and safety drills in the Asia-Pacific region.
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SPEECH | School Drills Ensure that Most Vulnerable Groups are Prepared

By Sanny Jegillos, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

01 November 2017: On behalf of UNDP, I am honoured to speak at today’s opening ceremony of school tsunami drills campaign in Indonesia. Read more>>



PHOTO | Tsunami Drill in Aceh Saves Lives in the Future

13 October 2018: The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami took 200,000 lives in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. With the support from Japan, UNDP Indonesia held tsunami drills in the same schools damaged by the 2004 tsunami. Watch here>>



BLOG | Preparing Children is the Key for a Successful Evacuation Drill

by Andrys Erawan, UNDP Indonesia

03 October 2017: Last month, UNDP Indonesia conducted three tsunami evacuation drills, with more than 1300 school children participating the activities. Read more>>



BLOG | Not Just A School Drill

by Christian Budi Usfinit, UNDP Indonesia

07 September 2017: The drill in Tanjung Benoa, a popular seaside spot in the southern part of Bali, is part of a regional project called ‘'Strengthening School Preparedness for Tsunamis in the Asia Pacific region". Read more>>



NEWS | Hotels in Tsunami-prone Bali Sign MOU to Become Evacuation Points

26 August 2017: Major hotels on the island of Bali signed a Memorandum of Understanding MOU with local communities to become evacuation points for school children in the event of tsunamis. Read more>>  



NEWS | Indonesian School Children Taking Part in a Tsunami Drill in Bali to Kick off #90Drills Campaign

15 August 2017: Indonesian elementary school children in the tourist island of Bali on took part in a major tsunami drill conducted by the UNDP, Tuesday, with financial support from the Government of Japan. Read more>>



NEWS | Indonesia among 18 Asia-Pacific Countries to Participate in a Regional Tsunami Preparedness Project

10 July 2017 - Japan Pledges $1.5 million for Tsunami Awareness and Disaster Risk Information in Asia-Pacific. The project is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme and funded by the Government of Japan. Read more>>


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students, teachers and members of school administration have participated in the drills

schools have organized tsunami education, developed evacuation plans, conducted drills


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Shairi Mathur
Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
 : shairi.mathur@undp.org



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