BALI, THE IMAGE – In a row for the third time, BPBD Bali under the leadership of Kalaksa Made Rentin received an award for handling disasters in Bali Province, namely the Award to the Province of Bali for active participation in disaster management in 2020, Award to the Governor of Bali for Contribution in Disaster Risk Reduction in Bali Province in 2020, and the third is Performance and Synergy in Disaster Management in 2021. “Protection and safety of life are the main priorities for the Bali Provincial Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), because disasters are not a mere threat, but rather a challenge that must be carried out. “This was conveyed by the Head of Executive (Kalaksa) BPBD Bali Province when receiving an Award from the Central BNPB, which was followed virtually from the Bali Provincial BPBD Office, Wednesday (10/3).
Indonesia is one of the 35 countries that have a high risk of disaster. In 2020/2021, Indonesia experienced a total of 3253 disasters in the form of geological, volcanological, hydrometeorological and non-natural factor disasters, namely the Covid-19 pandemic. Of the 500 existing volcanoes, 127 of them are active, so it is important for BNPB and BPBD to formulate the best disaster mitigation and strategy for handling readiness.
Judging from a number of disasters and calamities that have occurred, prevention must be a priority and must not be too late. Starting from evacuation, preparing assistance to the community, preparing logistics, evacuation and tents must be managed properly, so that Indonesia is resilient to face further disasters.
Integrated Risk Management is a DRR approach that considers Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (API), and Natural Resource Management (PSDA) to support the livelihoods of the most at-risk elements, namely humans.
Implementation of disaster management by prioritizing local wisdom, to realize the regional development vision of ‘Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali through a universal development plan towards a New Era Bali.
The involvement of various parties is very important because disasters have common affairs. The concept of multi-stakeholder partnership or often called pentahelix which synergizes and collaborates, namely the government, society, the business world, academia, and the media.***