In this project, Capacity Building is defined as the development of the requisite individual and institutional capacities to support the implementation, maintenance and expansion of the Tsunami Early Warning System.
The partners in the Tsunami Early Warning System comprise individuals and organizations from the local to the international level. Support must therefore be provided to the local community, local decision-makers and local disaster risk management organizations as well as executive agencies and scientific institutions.
The sustainable operation of the system depends not only on the establishment of the requisite technological bases (such as earthquake detection, ocean instrumentation, modelling and earth observation data), but also on the development of the institutional and human capacities that are necessary for the nationwide implementation/application of the system in Indonesia. The capacities required to operate the system effectively include scientific and technical expertise, such as earthquake detection, modelling and data management in the data centre, and especially the skills to translate scientific data into clear warnings, support for decision-makers and publicize this information via the relevant agencies.
In order to translate these long-term targets into action, WP 6000 is divided into three components:
- WP 6100 aims to build individual capacities in the relevant organizations and institutions in order to meet the scientific and technological needs of the GITEWS. It also aims to develop management skills and build the organizations' own internal capacity-building capabilities.
- WP 6200 aims to strengthen the executive agencies' capacities, especially their co-operation and organizational structures at national level.
- WP 6300 aims to strengthen the institutional and organizational capacities of local organizations working in the fields of preparedness and early warning.