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Data Consolidation Meeting in Jakarta

ESCAP Regional Adviser on DRR co-chairs IOWave16 Indonesia Data Consolidation Meeting

Under the joint leadership of Deputy Minister / Deputy Chief for Disaster Prevention and Preparedness of Indonesia and United Nations ESCAP Regional Adviser on DRR, the team of IOWave16 Indonesia conducted a data consolidation meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.

IOWave16 represents a series of mock tsunami drills carried out on September 7-8 in 24 Indian Ocean countries to test standard operating procedures of emergency services. Tsunamis’ destructive force presents a great risk for lives and livelihoods in the exposed areas in Asia and the Pacific. It is therefore essential to effectively respond to tsunami emergency situations.

To learn more on the Indian Ocean Wave Tsunami Exercise 2016, visit