SENDAI CITY. (16/3). United Nations organized The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai City, Miyagi Perfecture, Japan, from March 14th to 18th, 2015. WCDRR is a decade conference for the countries which have great risk on disaster. This conference focuses on building an international strategy to reduce the risk of natural disaster.
As an NGO which is concerned with humanitarian and natural disaster issues, RZ was chosen as a representation from Indonesia with other 100 institutions. The conference is also attended by Jusuf Kalla, Vice President of Indonesia, and Puan Maharani, Indonesian Coordinating Minister of Human Development and Culture.
“Indonesia is a disaster-prone country. Flood, earth quake, landslide and eruption are the most common disaster occurred in Indonesia. RZ is widely opened for participating in this conference since one of our concerns is disaster relief effort,” Heny Widiastuti, Chief Program Officer of RZ, said. ***