CBM film wins award at Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) conference
A video produced by CBM Australia and partners, focusing on a young woman who lives in a flood prone region of Bangladesh, has won a top award at the first 'UNISDR Asia Disaster Risk Reduction Film Festival' in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Best film ‘Human Interest’ category
The CBM entry - developed as part of CBM Australia’s End the Cycle initiative - was nominated and received the award for the best film in the ‘Human Interest’ category.
This film is about Kazol Rekha, a young woman from Bangladesh, telling her own story and also talking about her role as a member of her village disaster preparedness committee.
Kazol herself was at the event in Yogyakarta, and shared her experience at technical conference sessions and a Q&A discussion with Matthew Hanning (CBM Country Representative in Indonesia) and Mr. Nazmul Bari, who is Director of CBM’s partner organisation Centre for Disability in Development (CDD).
Senior Manager, CBM Emergency Response Unit.
In the closing ceremony, the Head of the Indonesia National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Syamsul Maarif, delivered seven items on the Yogyakarta Declaration.
- The first point mentions the importance of integration between disaster management and climate change adaptation. The progress is also expected to involve the vulnerable community such as women, children, the elderly and person with disabilities.
- Second, the conference expressed the importance of the study on the financial risk from disasters. Adequate financial support to local communities needs to be pursued by identifying institutions as potential donors.
- In the third point, it is stated that disaster risk reduction should involve local communities and strengthen governance. Local wisdom should be considered in disaster risk reduction.
- The importance of building the resilience of local communities is on the fourth item. Construction of schools and hospitals which are disaster-resistant, economic and social capacity of disaster-resistant infrastructure also needed.
- In the fifth point, countries were asked to identify the things that will be achieved after 2015 and include ways of measuring effectively. The capacity of government, public engagement and public knowledge about disaster need to be evaluated.
- Item six states the need of reducing disaster risk factors. Meanwhile, the last items explained the importance of reviewing other issues in the HFA, such inclusive disaster reduction measures.
- 5th AMCDRR in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, attended by 72 delegates from Asia-Pacific countries. And this is the second to last meeting before the end of the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) which initiated in the year of 2005 to 2015.