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What is EcoDRR?

EcoDRR (Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction) is defined as sustainable management, conservation, and ecosystem restoration in reducing disaster risk whose main purpose is to achieve sustainable development and resilience.


Partaking in the development of Eco-DRR, the Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta established a partnership with the Centre for Natural Resource and Development (CNRD). Together with other university partners from different countries, the faculty has been co-developing the concept of Eco-DRR in the last few years. In the Eco-DRR concept developing, Faculty of Geography UGM held activities on Disaster-related issues, such as International Scientific Forum, Workshop, Training and Summer Course.


Faculty of Geography UGM is going to conduct the 2017 Summer Course on EcoDRR, focusing on EcoDRR praxis in Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta has unique physical condition as well as cultural treasures. Covering about 3000 square kilometers area, Yogyakarta is configured by volcanic process in the Northern part, denudational process in the Western part, solutional process in the Southeastern part, marine process along the Southern part, fluvial process in the middle and structural process in the Southern and Southeastern part. The physical condition induces several different natural hazards in some specific areas, beside form heterogeneous ecosystems. The cultural wealth of Yogyakarta establishes a strong social capital of communities, which has an important role in ecosystem management, related disaster risk reduction.