Data collection is key to designing disaster resilience strategies

Data will be transformed into information, information will become analysis and analysis will become the basis for the formulation of strategies and policies,” Jati said during a forum on the theme “Data challenges and solutions for the management of disaster risk”.

Badung, Bali (ANTARA) – Raditya Jati, Systems and Strategies Assistant at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), stressed that data collection plays a central role in formulating strategies and policies to build resilience to disasters.

As quoted in a press release on Friday, the MP explained that strengthening data collection is part of the disaster resilience building strategy contained in the National Medium Term Development Plan 2020-2024.

“Data will be transformed into information, information will become analysis and analysis will become the basis for the formulation of strategies and policies,” Jati said during a forum on the theme “Data challenges and solutions for the management Disaster Risk Reduction”, which is part of the Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2022 Global Event at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

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Jati noted that Indonesia owns One Data Indonesia, One Map Indonesia and One Disaster Data Indonesia (SDBI) platform to support data management including disaster data.

He pointed out that the government uses local to national level data that has been integrated into digital platforms as a basis for formulating strategies in policies.

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He cited as an example that the implementation of Public Activities Restriction Policy (PPKM) to curb the transmission of COVID-19 in Indonesia was formulated based on the result of data analysis and information incorporated in digital platforms.

However, he admitted that so far, challenges were still faced in efforts to meet the need for comprehensive data, such as insufficient funding, limited internet access and the quality of reported data.

The deputy stressed the importance of improving the management of data and information on disasters with the aim of providing accurate data as a reference in the formulation of policies.

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