President University Granted Erasmus’ Fund for Disaster Management

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President University was elected as one of the grant recipients from Erasmus. 979,126 euros was granted to eight universities from Indonesia and three universities from Europe which built a consortium and submitted a proposal “Building Universities in Leading Disaster Resilience” (BuiLD).

The project aims to create a Center of Excellence in Disaster Resilience in each participating Indonesian Higher Education Institutions (HEI). These centers would oversee the implementation of a comprehensive Disaster Resilience Framework within the respective higher education institutions (HEI).

While the specific objectives of the projects were to conduct a comprehensive resilience capacity assessment for each Indonesian partner and to create institutional action plans for a comprehensive implementation of the BUiLD Disaster Resilience Framework.

From the specific objectives, the consortium was also frame several sub-objectives such as develop a Best Practice Model for HEI governance to review the extent to which disaster resilience is embedded in institutional governance and design an institutional audit tool, design a Disaster Response and Recovery Blueprint for HEIs and facilitate its adoption, design curriculum and virtual reality disaster awareness-training toolkit. The reason behind the grant for these eight universities in Indonesia was due to the relatively high level of natural disasters in Indonesia.