Literacy Breakthrough Towards Indonesian Disaster Mitigation
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- english literacy, disaster mitigation, cross culture communication
Indonesia is in one of the world’s most natural disaster-prone areas and is at risk to multiple hazard. The National Disaster Management Agency or Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) records that the number of natural disasters during 2019 is 3,271 events excluding human-caused and other incidents of mass trauma. Foreigners from various countries have been offering partnership in volunteering for disaster recovery, risk reduction, preparedness, and financial activities. In 2004, deathly Tsunami struck Indonesia and more than 4000 foreign volunteers participated for the disaster recovery. Despite growing interest in international volunteerism, Indonesian volunteers face a challenge in language and culture differences. A study conducted by Talarski (2014) investigated cross cultural immersion in Tanzania and Zambia found that foreign volunteers have greater understanding of the local culture because the local volunteers welcomed them as the part of their community. It shows that well preparedness of the local brought impacts to culture immersion. Indonesian volunteers should be ready in terms of partnership to foreign nations especially in communication and culture immersion. To overcome the problems, English and cross culture literacy are essential to put into practical to fill the gap due to language and culture differences. Thus, this paper is intended to offer literacy as a breakthrough toward disaster mitigation during the actions. Therefore, English and cross culture literacy are needed to understand and to practice before the voluntary mission.
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TY - CONF AU - Isti Purwaningtyas AU - Esti Junining AU - Didik Hartono PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/22 TI - Literacy Breakthrough Towards Indonesian Disaster Mitigation BT - Proceedings of the Brawijaya International Conference on Multidisciplinary Sciences and Technology (BICMST 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 159 EP - 163 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201021.037 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201021.037 ID - Purwaningtyas2020 ER -