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Presenter:  Mujiburrahman, Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society

Date: Oct 24, 2019

Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm

Contact person:  Office of Research & Innovation (ORI), Charles Darwin University
T: 08 8946 6548

Location:  Charles Darwin University, Yellow 1.1.39, Casuarina Campus

Creating a unified effective Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS) in a decentralised network of governance in Indonesia

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society

Abstract of CoC
Most of disaster early warning systems (DEWS) are fragmented hazard specific. While global disaster risk governance movement have been trying to make DEWS more efficient by creating unified DEWS. There is lack of systematic empirical research on how to make an effective unified DEWS in the world. This PhD research is to understand how a unified, effective multi-hazard early warning system in a decentralised network of governance can function robustly from the context of Indonesia. DEWS in Indonesia such as tsunami early warning system (TEWS) have been recently scrutinized as it failed again to save the lives in two significant tsunamis in 2018. While Indonesian has been developing unified multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) to bring volcano eruption, flood, landslides, drought, forest fires and tsunamis EWS under a unified governing system. In addition to using mix-method methodologies for data collection such as qualitative data collection through interviews, observations and focus group discussion, this research will also use frameworks such as legal pluralism, thick description and social network analysis to understand how a unified MHEWS system governs risk reduction, warning services and risk knowledge at different levels from national to community levels. The field research will be conducted in Bali and Lombok Island.

Short Bio
Mujiburrahman has ten years’ experience in disaster management in Indonesia working for various international organisations such as Save the Children, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). He was a receiver of the Young Scientist Award from the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk. In 2018 he was awarded the LPDP Scholarship from the Indonesian Government to pursue a PhD in Humanitarian, Emergencies and Disaster Management Studies at Charles Darwin University.