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Chile earthquake damage

Posted on March 23, 2010 at 1:49 0 Comments

I thought this was interesting in terms of the extent of damage to industry and therefore of some value when considering mitigation strategies in the future. If these events are not on people's minds at the time of design and build of plant and equipment the costs are huge when these things fail.

Chilean productive sectors estimate damage after 8 8 earthquake in Chile 27 February 2010.DOC

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At 5:10 on August 13, 2010, Lany Verayanti said…
Hi Paul,
Very interesting on your resource 'What's the plan stan'. Simple and easy to understand. Not to many online media resources in Indonesia for DRR Education. There were some organizations develop teaching media such as booklet, module, etc but most of them are the printing one.

As you may know I am working with IDEP FOUNDATION, a National NGO which commit to developing self-sustainability and directly empowering local communities to improve their own situations. I've been working here in West Sumatra post earthquake, September 30th 2009 with several local NGO's in spreading message on how to rising awareness and preparedness in facing up coming disaster, particularly on school community. We also develop some media for DRR Education. If you interesting to know more detail about IDEP please visit our website on

I am sure your simple and easy to understand media will useful here, in West Sumatra. As far as I know, some of our elementary, junior and high school (in disaster impact area of September 30th, 2009 earthquake), now already have internet access. All you have to do is just find a good consultant to develop similar media with Bahasa Indonesia and work with local NGO's to implement the program as well as develop networking.

That's it and I hope this is useful for you :)
If you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact me.
At 2:25 on March 5, 2010, Prasetio Wijaksono said…
Hi Paul...sure why not, I am very glad to meet you too. Just leave a message through my email ; if you visit Indonesia.
At 8:50 on February 11, 2010, irina rafliana said…
Dear Paul,

Thank you for your comments, and apology for not being prompt in responding you. Of course, I have heard a few, and also browsed about, the "Stan Plan", which is very interesting. I never thought that the creator had actually contacted me himself!
feel free to email me at I can provide and help arrange meetings with the Indonesian Consortium for Disaster Education, which I am one of the presidium.
Keep intouch!
At 23:52 on February 10, 2010, Alexander D. Nayve said…
Hi Paul,
I can recommend Candelaria de Juan, the national focalperson on DRR from the Department of Education. Her office is somewhere in Pasig, Manila. I worked with her closely on the development of Seeds of Safety, a compilation of lesson plans bearing DRR messages for all subjects and grade levels in elementary education in the Philippines. She can give you more persons to contact during your visit in the country. You can google her name and find her friendster wall where you can state your intent of meeting her.
I am 8 hours away from Manila/Quezon City by land and 45 minutes away by air. Hope this helps.
At 21:51 on February 9, 2010, Paul Aitken said…
Hi Prasetio- I might be able to visit your country in late march this year and would be happy to meet you if possible.
At 2:48 on January 29, 2010, Prasetio Wijaksono said…
HaLo PauL ...nice to know that you're working in Padang also now. My organization (YEU) will also pLanning to conduct school based Disaster Risk Reduction (SBDRR) in Pariaman and Agam. About DRR education in Indonesia, according to my experiences in several disaster prone areas in Indonesia such as Aceh, Nias, Jogjakarta and Bengkulu, onLy few organizations conducted DRR education (onLy YEU and Seeds Asia, Save the Children, ASB) in Indonesia. The problem of DRR Education in Indonesia is in government level where the Education Agency is lack of information and awareness on the importance of DRR Education. While teachers with their low salary are already busy with the curriculum.
DRR education, which already conducted in Indonesia(as far as I know), are establish DRR education team at school to teach/ share DRR information at class or outside, integrate DRR into school Curricula, Form preparedness Task Force at SchooL, Formulate a DRR education handbook for teachers.

ok, that's it, I hope it's useful for you to conduct DRR education in Indonesia
any other questions are welcome



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