The BUiLD Disaster Resilience Network: Knowledge Transfer, Research and Innovation

Under the umbrella of a National Disaster Resilience Network, the BUiLD Centres of Excellence will act as local enablers in the implementation of a comprehensive Disaster Resilience Framework.

Based on the penta helix model the vision behind the the National Disaster Resilience network is to facilitate collaboration between universities and the public, private and third sector and to facilitate the dissemination of project outputs more widely across Indonesia and the region.

The network will consolidate and expand the activities taking place in different Centres of Excellence and work to inform future policy making, university governance, curriculum development, disaster awareness training, the facilitation of disaster response and recovery capability, fundraising for disaster aid, and networking for knowledge transfer, research and innovation.

The creation of the National Disaster Resilience Network is overseen jointly by Universitas Islam Indonesia and Universitas Ahmad Dahlan in Yogyakarta. This includes the development of policy guidelines for local and national fundraising campaigns in support of disaster aid and recommendations for knowledge transfer, research and innovation activities. An Information Exchange and Management Model (IEMM) and Target Operating Model (TOM) for disaster response and recovery capability at local and national level is devised by the University of Gloucestershire, UK. A disaster awareness campaign for implementation in each university with scope for wider dissemination is being designed by Institute Polytechnic Porto, Portugal. The development of disaster resilience curriculum benchmarks is overseen by University College Copenhagen, Denmark. Web developments are overseen by President University, Jakarta.

Progress of activities

Development of governance structure for the BUiLD Disaster Resilience Networkcompleted
Recruitment of key stakeholders from the public, private and third sector to the networkongoing
Design of a strategy for knowledge transfer, research and innovation at network levelongoing
Creation of the National Disaster Resilience Network web portalongoing
Network launch and organisation of national conferenceongoing