Communication Strategies of DFTW (Domes for The World) in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Nadia Farabi, Hermini Susiatiningsih
Available Online July 2016.
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- NGO; communication; disaster response
- This paper explains how DFTW, a United States-based NGO, organized to move Sengir Village residents to Nglepen Baru, after the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake. Reconstruction and rehabilitation were needed in order to avoid citizens from disaster that devastated their homes and livelihoods. DFTW gave humanitarian aid in the form of dome-shaped houses; semicircle building that proven to be disaster-resilient. However, the aid hardly received warm welcome from the locals, because the house in Java are generally rectangular or square. DFTW success in building dome houses could not be separated from its ability to communicate with the local governments, local organizations, as well as local communities, in order to improve living conditions of the affected communities. The great loss and damage of housing due to the earthquake made all elements agree that reconstruction of houses should prioritize resilience against earthquakes. Thus, in the future, the housing damage could be minimized.
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TY - CONF AU - Nadia Farabi AU - Hermini Susiatiningsih PY - 2016/07 DA - 2016/07 TI - Communication Strategies of DFTW (Domes for The World) in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation in Yogyakarta, Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Public Management (ICPM 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 126 EP - 128 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icpm-16.2016.36 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icpm-16.2016.36 ID - Farabi2016/07 ER -