Global Future Cities Programme Indonesia attends the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The seventh session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR 2022) was organised and convened by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) in May 2022 in Bali, Indonesia. The event was hosted by the Indonesian government and co-chaired by the UNDRR and the Indonesian government. The GPDRR plays a crucial role in mobilising governments, stakeholders and the UN system to accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Bali presentation
One of key presentations on stage during the GPDRR 2022 event in Bali, Indonesia

With the support of UN-Habitat global and national offices, the Global Future Cities Programme (GFCP) occupied the United Nations booth at the event on the 26th of May. The booth was managed by members of the Mott MacDonald (MM) and Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) teams, who shared information about the Surabaya intervention. Many attendees visited our booth and showed great interest in our work to improve earthquake risk management in Surabaya. Our interactions served as a tremendous opportunity to present our work to the broader public and educate them on the potential benefits of earthquake risk management.

UN booth
United Nations booth attracting a large number of visitors to educate about the benefits of earthquake risk management

The GFCP team was also invited to present the Surabaya Earthquake Preparedness intervention at the Ignite Stage, where innovative ideas are showcased. The objective was to complement and expand upon the range of topics and projects discussed beyond those presented in the main sessions and side events. We demonstrated that the whole intervention was based on the implementation of the Sendai Framework and also touched on the principles of participatory planning and social inclusion and togetherness. This presentation attracted the attention of many participants at the Ignite Stage, Exhibition booths and Rumah Resilience in the Indonesia Pavilion. Overall, the event was another major success for GFCP and Indonesia, as we continue to educate the public about disaster resilience and drive sustainability in these cities.

Ignite Stage
During the presentation at the Ignite Stage during the event, emphasising important principles of intervention, based on the Sendai Framework and designed to be as socially inclusive as possible


Mott MacDonald (MM)


Republic of Indonesia




Risk & Resilience

Strategy & Planning


Fany Wedahuditama

Project Coordinator, Earthquake Resilience and Preparedness Strategy Intervention, Global Future Cities Programme, Surabaya, Indonesia