Indonesia to host 2022 global platform for disaster risk reduction hinh anh 1Indonesian President Joko Widodo about to chair a limited meeting on precautionary measures against a hydrometeorological disaster (Photo:
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia is set to host the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) on Bali resort island on May 23-28, 2022, announced Indonesian President Joko Widodo on a virtual meeting on October 15.

The event is expected to bring together 7,000 delegates from 190 countries and territories. It will discuss and evaluate the latest developments and trends in disaster management.

It is envisioned to facilitate recovery of the tourism sector after the COVID-19 pandemic, Widodo said.

In addition, the country aims to utilise the momentum presented through the global event to promote Indonesia’s role in mitigate risks posed by natural disasters.

The President also ordered thorough preparation for the holding of the event.

Head of Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Doni Monardo said about 5.5 million USD may be needed for organising the event. The sum was proposed by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction./.