Jakarta: Indonesia has been chosen to host the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) in 2022, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).
Expected to help boost tourism sector in the country, the event will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali.
In 2022, we certainly hope that the covid-19 pandemic is already under control," said BNPB's Deputy for Systems and Strategies Wisnu Wijaya in a press release on Friday.
"It is hoped that it can help Indonesia's economic recovery after the covid-19 pandemic, especially in Bali, the center of the country's tourism sector," Wisnu said.
Formed by the United Nations (UN), The GPDRR is a multi-stakeholder forum which aims to review achievement, share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in disaster risk reduction (DRR).
Held bianually, it is the world's largest platform for disaster management in efforts to improve DRR in the world by working and coordinating together.
Scheduled to be held on May 23-28, 20222, The event is expected to be attended by representatives of the 193 countries consisting of high-ranking government officials, non-government organizations, academics, and the media.