- Meeting or Conference
- Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS)
- Other organizer:
- Yayasan Holianaa (YH)
- 05 Apr 2013
- Indonesia (Medan, North Sumatra)
- Yayasan Nurani Luhur Masyarakat
Kompleks Taman Setia Budi Indah 2, Blok I No. 82
Local Emergency Assessment Response Network (LEARN) is HEKS's Project in Indonesia. The LEARN is unique in its kind on Sumatra. LEARN is situated at an important interface of the Indonesian Disaster Risk Reduction (DRM) structure closing the gap between the local disaster management entities (BPBD), NGOs on the spot, community organizations and most importantly the affected communities. Despite the vast Indonesian DRR efforts, local and regional government officials do not yet have a sound enough knowledge of the complex issues regarding preparedness and emergency response in all its details and they are often too far from the grassroots level.
The 2nd meeting of the LEARN forum takes disaster risk reduction and climate change as the main discussion topics, while other topics facilitate skills and information sharing.
- Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management