Within the GITEWS programme, the working package WP 6200 (Organisational Consulting) is part of the Capacity Building (WP 6000).
In line with the components "Education and Training" (WP 6100) and "Last mile" (WP 6300), the focus is to strengthen the institutional and human resource capacity in order to build a sustainable, effective and self-reliant Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System (Ina-TEWS). The "Capacity Building" rely on the technical and institutional infrastructure developed by the components "Seismology", "Ocean Instrumentation", "GPS Technology", "Warning Centre" and "Modelling".
Furthermore, the "Capacity Building" intends to strengthen the capacities and capabilities of national and local decision structures ("institution building and inter-institutional communication"). BGR-GITEWS will handle this task.
The Tsunami event in Aceh in 2004 expressed, that a warning had reached the responsible scientific persons but an immediate and direct implementation into the political decision level had not been secured. The objective of the BGR is to achieve effective and responsible warnings from political decision takers. Finally, efficacy in early warning can only be obtained throughout the full participation of the affected population and its communities in risk.
Due to the highly de-centralized administrative structure in Indonesia, several decision making institutions (ministries, authorities, provincial and local governments) are participating in the political decision making processes. A comprehensive legal framework for a nationwide Tsunami disaster management will be issued in 2007 and the important binding governmental regulations to run the national and regional disaster management are planned to be in use in 2008.
BGR, heading the "Organisational Consulting", will identify and value the different stakeholders, its mandates and institutional capabilities. The lead agency and focal point for the activities of the GITEWS-"Organisational Consulting" is the Ministry of Research and Technology (RISTEK). Here, the main task is to network and connect the different responsible institutions in order to achieve immediate and direct warnings to the people in risk and to sustain a functioning warning chain, disaster preparedness and mitigation in Indonesia.
Therefore, comprehensive regulations, guidelines and standardized operational procedures (structural and non-structural) have to be issued, implemented and institutionalized nationwide. Awareness, acceptance and usage of these regulations and operations have to be gained throughout early and intensive participation of all stakeholders involved. Respectively, round tables will be established on national and regional level to achieve awareness, responsible decision making and participation in the warning chain.
Furthermore, BGR, in close cooperation with UNU-EHS and InWEnt, will identify and support trainings for key institutions to minimize knowledge gaps, to increase standard capacities and capabilities to carry out its early warning system and Tsunami drills within the framework of a multi hazard disaster management in Indonesia.