Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada has been invited to participate to the Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (EcoDRR) Program Inception Workshop conducted at Morrissey Hotel Jakarta, from 20 to 21 June 2019. This Inception Workshop was conducted collaboratively between Partners for Resilience, Wetlands International, and United Nation Environmental Program and funded by the European Union. The objectives of the workshop are (i) to provide an overview of Eco-DRR/Integrated Risk Management and plans for up scaling; (ii) to capture information regarding important things to be consider and do in implementing activities; and (iii) to explore synergies in mainstreaming EcoDRR/IRM up scaling. The participants range from international, national even local organizations (i.e. UNEP, Wetlands International, FAO, ITPC, and Care International), ministries and national institutions (i.e. KKP, BNPB, Kemendesa) as well as universities (IPB and UGM).
Having some activities on EcoDRR since the last 8 years, the Faculty of Geography, represented by Dr. Estuning Tyas Wulan Mei, has privileged to present different programs on EcoDRR which were conducted in UGM (i.e. Summer Course on EcoDRR 2016, 2017, 2018, and two activities on EcoDRR this year, one with Prosper.NET consortium and one with UNEP). During the meeting, the Faculty of Geography is presented as the future regional hub in Asia Pasific for Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction. Some futures agendas to continue the EcoDRR collaborative activities are EcoDRR Summer Courses, EcoDRR curricula and its implementation in each institutions; Sharing on EcoDRR related activities in each institutions and creating a EcoDRR working group in national level.