After success of the 2017 Summer Course on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction in Yogyakarta Indonesia, this year, we are happy to invite your students to participate in the 2018 Summer Course on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction that will take place at the Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from July 29 to August 10, 2018.
Eco-DRR (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.
The 2018 Summer Course on Eco-DRR consists of in-class component and field component, held in Yogyakarta and surroundings. The activities are designed for not only understanding Eco-DRR praxis, but also promoting cultures of Indonesia, especially 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.