FMIPA Professor Explains the Importance of Disaster Management

Prof. Drs. Adi Susilo,M.Si., Ph.D.

Disaster management is the responsibility of all parties. Disaster management can reduce and avoid threats that can harm the community. This was conveyed by Prof. Drs. Adi Susilo, M.Sc., Ph.D., while giving a briefing to prospective participants of Independent Learning Independent Campus Semeru (MBKM Semeru). This briefing was held online on Tuesday (22/2/2022).

In his presentation, Adi conveyed the importance of knowing the management of disaster management that is carried out before, during and after a disaster occurred. “Disaster management aims to reduce the level of threats and impacts that are detrimental to human life,” said the man who had served as the Dean of FMIPA.

According to Adi, disaster risk reduction needs to be conveyed to the community as the main actors. “Integrated Community Based Risk Reduction (ICBRR) is necessary to identify and evaluate oneself. The community is not only part of the decision plan maker, but also the main actor in its implementation,” he explained.

The key element in ICBRR, according to Adi, is the readiness to respond to risks and consider mitigation or risk reduction efforts for existing events.

“With the existence of disaster management, it is hoped that it can reduce threats to human life, reduce adverse impacts and can achieve rapid and sustainable recovery efforts.

MBKM Semeru Batch II aims to increase the role and benefits of MBKM program in solving problems in the community, particularly the impact of Mount Semeru eruption in Lumajang. This activity lasts approximately 2.5 months or 75 days, with five themes that each participant can choose. (Afia/Nabila/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)