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|Title:||Tsunami-resilient communities' development in Indonesia through educative actions: Lessons from the 26 December 2004 tsunami|
|Author(s):||Julie Morin, (Association Planet Risk, Montgeron, France and GéoSciences Réunion, Université de la Réunion, UMR 7154 IPGP-CNRS, Saint Denis, France), Benjamin De Coster, (Association Planet Risk, Montgeron, France), Raphaël Paris, (Association Planet Risk, Montgeron, France), François Flohic, (Association Planet Risk, Montgeron, France), Damien Le Floch, (Association Planet Risk, Montgeron, France), Franck Lavigne, (Association Planet Risk, Montgeron, France and Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne & Laboratoire de Géographie Physique UMR 8591 CNRS, Meudon, France)|
|Citation:||Julie Morin, Benjamin De Coster, Raphaël Paris, François Flohic, Damien Le Floch, Franck Lavigne, (2008) "Tsunami-resilient communities' development in Indonesia through educative actions: Lessons from the 26 December 2004 tsunami", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 17 Iss: 3, pp.430 - 446|
|Keywords:||Education, Hazard mapping, Indonesia, Researchers' and practitioners' responsibilities, Tsunami, Tsunami risk mitigation|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/09653560810887338 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||This paper is in memory of Rino Cahyadi, the authors' colleague and friend, who took part in the TSUNARISK project. Funding of TSUNARISK and ATIP Jeune Chercheur projects came from the Délégation Interministérielle pour l'aide Post-Tsunami (DIPT, project No. 161), the French Embassy in Indonesia and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France. The authors would like to thank the ATIP and TSUNARISK teams for their collaboration: Patrick Wassmer, Daniel Brunstein, Delphine Grancher and Christopher Gomez (LGP UMR 8591 CNRS), Jean-Christophe Gaillard (UMR PACTE 5194 CNRS), Samuel Etienne, Franck Vautier, Cyril Bernard, Benjamin Barthomeuf and Emilie Desgages (Geolab UMR 6042 CNRS), Jérôme Fournier (MNHN, Dinard), Emmanuel Poizot (Intechmer, CNAM Cherbourg), Frédéric Leone, Freddy Vinet and Jean-Charles Denain (Gester, Montpellier), Taufik Gunawan, Fachrizal, Iman and Syahnan (Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysical Agency), Junun Sartohadi, Adi Widagdo, Rino Cahyadi, Anggri Setiawan, Djati Mardiatno, Mujiono and Syamsul (Gadjah Mada University). IPGP contribution No. 2349. Many thanks to the two anonymous reviewers for their comments and valuable advice.|
Purpose – Following the 26 December 2004 tsunami, Planet Risk NGO took part in the international research program TSUNARISK and ATIP-CNRS Jeune Chercheur. The aim of this paper is to encourage the development of tsunami-resilient communities essentially through educative actions.
Design/methodology/approach – The tsunami risk in Indonesia was assessed by researchers. Planet Risk then used scientific findings and advice for building adapted prevention actions among Javanese populations.
Findings – Many people could have survived if they had received a basic knowledge of tsunamis. The Indonesian public as well as local authorities must be educated to face tsunami risk. To be efficient, this education must be adapted to local cultural and geographical characteristics. Collaboration between researchers and practitioners is a good means of reaching such an objective.
Originality/value – The paper is the result of a two-year successful collaboration between interdisciplinary scientific teams and an NGO team. It demonstrates that an efficient prevention scheme can be implemented through this kind of collaboration. To the authors' knowledge it is the first time that such tsunami education programmes have been led in Indonesia.
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