After launching InaSAFE version 2.0 at Indonesia Disaster Relief Training Ground (INA DRTG) – Sentul on April 2014, Australia Indonesia for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR) as the initiator of InaSAFE carry back events related to the development and use of InaSAFE. The event held on Monday, 22 September 2014 at Sari Pan Pasific Hotel, Jakarta. The event is opening InaSAFE workshop held starting from 22 – 30 September 2014.
The first session is opening InaSAFE workshop with the participants from various stakeholders that have been involved in the development and use of InaSAFE include World Bank, BNPB, BPBD, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), ESSC, Kartoza and alumni of training activities for Scenario Development for Contingency Planning (SD4CP) on 2012 until 2013. The purpose of activities in this session is to get input and experience from stakeholders related to use of InaSAFE. The first activity is a speech while presentation from stakeholders related the use of InaSAFE.
- The first speech is an explanation of the InaSAFE development first made and the current version by Tim Sutton from Kartoza. He explained the beginning of making this InaSAFE is to help disaster manager make decision related disaster situations that may occur in their region and show some usage statistic of InaSAFE as well as some expectations the future development of InaSAFE.
- The second speech by Assefa Yewondwossen from World Bank. He explained about Open Data for Resilience Initiative (Open DRI) and how the system of data collection using participatory mapping where a community as the main actor in collecting the required exposure data using OpenStreetMap and after the hazard and exposure data has been collected and included in the online catalog and then the data is visualized to be a disaster information using QGIS and InaSAFE. He also added that World Bank has used InaSAFE since it was first launched about 4 years ago and has established cooperation with many stakeholders to use this such as BPBD DKI Jakarta in Indonesia, NOAH project in Philippines and flood preparedness in Malawi. InaSAFE have some advantages like having a free license and there is no barrier besides some of his input for the InaSAFE development like to add natural resources and then develop training for developer and user, strengthen partnership with international agencies and local community.
- The third speech by Jason Brown from AIFDR. He explained the support of AIFDR to help develop InaSAFE in handling disaster management in Indonesia. The current priority of AIFDR is reduced impact due to the disasters as well as social protection against the entire community therefore AIFDR founded in 2009 as Australia and Indonesia partner in issues of disaster and one of the important efforts of cooperation is made InaSAFE and now InaSAFE even be applied in some countries other than Indonesia. He added that the purpose of this workshop is to find solutions and developments that can be used for better future in Indonesia and other countries later. Related to this InaSAFE repairs will begin from a new phase which is planned until 5 years and he hoped the cooperation between Indonesia and Australia can be an example for improving disaster management in Indonesia.
- The next presentation delivered by Yantisa Akhadi from HOT related to InaSAFE training and implementation in Indonesia. He explained that the training was made up of some parts, the first is socialization or introduction and training of InaSAFE to BPBD staff and related partner, then HOT also conducted an analysis of institutions such as working group with partners involved, help develop curriculum for InaSAFE training, certification of the training participants, support the introduction of InaSAFE to communities like InaSAFE training to universities and promote to social media such as Facebook and Twitter. In addition to HOT training also perform implementation assistance InaSAFE results in several areas such as helping BPBD’s East Java to create a flood contingency plan in Bengawan Solo River and also a flood contingency plan in Makassar.
- From BNPB, there is Sutopo as head of Data and Information Center BNPB related to use of InaSAFE against their work. He explained that BNPB support capabilities generated by InaSAFE to help disaster management in Indonesia and some training has been given but still need to be integrated in the maps that had been produced by InaSAFE and OpenStreetMap to put in the BNPB data so that the implementation of activities or programs related to the use of InaSAFE or OpenStreetMap can be easier to published and applied by BNPB to BPBD. He hopes that this activity can be realized.
- The next presentation is Jean Alanis from NOAH project and Maning Sambale from ESSC which both came from Philippines. NOAH project is a website project where we can calculate the impact of disaster occurred in Philippines. In NOAH project, there is a feature called WebSAFE, we can calculate the impact like InaSAFE. WebSAFE is the InaSAFE development used in Philippines where we can see three the type of hazard including flood, landslide, and storm. NOAH project future plans to insert DSM satellite imagery with a resolution up to 1 meter. For ESSC according Maning Sambale had a vision to develop the Philippines community resilience to disasters. One of the activities is to use InaSAFE in performing its activities and has been used InaSAFE since 2012. He hopes there is some features that may be included in the latest InaSAFE version such as the function for landuse, the impact function for landslide and safest route for evacuation.
- Last presentation delivered by Charlotte Morgan as Spatial Data Analyst at AIFDR. On this occation she give some suggestion related to InaSAFe result. She said that there are still some problems in InaSAFE result related to affected population and affected building identification. She added that it could happen because there are some errors either in the data source or different projection systems of the input so thus affecting the result. She hopes from this InaSAFE workshop events we can produce something that can actually be used by InaSAFE in the future. There are some inputs from her for this regard as we have to provide better disaster data then facilitate to access data easily and also improve the documentation and presentation of InaSAFE result itself.
After listening to remarks and presentations from some participants the next activity is a question and answer session towards the presentation and most presenters questioned about the sustainability of the implementation InaSAFE and how to strengthen our communities to use this InaSAFE and hope in the future it can be used not only the field of disaster but also in other fields such as architecture and medicine.
The last activity for InaSAFE Workshop session 1 is Focus Group Discussion (FGD) for the participants. In this FGD participants divided into 5 tables where each table is led by a facilitator. The purpose of this FGD to maximize the input and advice on the use InaSAFE during all this time from its users like what impact funtion and what are the aspects that they needed for InaSAFE in the future.