Indonesia's position at the 3 tectonic plate meetings, the Indo-Australian Plate, the Eurasian Plate, and the Pacific Plate resulted in the Indonesian territory having high volatility and seismic activity, as well as other potential disasters such as tsunamis, landslides, floods, and others. Disasters can happen at any time and are difficult to predict when and where they will occur. By the end of 2017 Indonesia has been hit by several disasters. November 27, 2017, PVMBG raises the status of Gunung Agung, Bali becomes "watch out". BNPB recorded the number of refugees 66,716 people and spread over 225 points of evacuation posts. November 28, 2017, hit by tropical cyclone Cempaka in the waters + 32 km south-southeast of Pacitan, East Java, causing floods, landslides, tornadoes, and 11 people died. December 3, 2017, in District Baleendah and Dayeuh Kolot, Bandung hit by floods, as many as 150 families (484 souls) evacuate.
December 15, 2017 Indonesia hit by earthquake 6.9 SR with an epicenter 11 km southwest of Tasikmalaya regency, West Java, causing the house collapsed in the District of Cikalong and Tibalong. Tsunami early warning is enabled. December 16, 2017 hit by an earthquake, a magnitude 6.9, earthquake epicenter/near the coast, 6 km southeast of Bantarkalong City, Tasikmalaya regency at a depth of 120 km. Tsunami early warning reactivated. The earthquake caused 43 houses damaged/collapsed, 65 houses were damaged, 10 houses were slightly damaged, 2 people died and 7 people were injured. December 18, 2017 landslide occurred at the location of sand mining in the village of Kaliurang, District Srumbung, Magelang regency, Central Java Province. Landslide caused 8 people died and 8 people injured.
In response to some of the above disaster events, disaster management is required. Disaster management is an important part of implementing sustainable development. Disaster management needs to focus on prevention, mitigation, preparedness and awareness activities to minimize or mitigate the impact of disasters. Disaster management must involve all parties, both government, private and public. In connection with this it is important for us who live in disaster prone areas have policies, strategies or programs to deal with disasters known as "disaster management". Understanding disaster management will be very positive if understood by all circles, both government, private and public to suppress the loss of property, casualties, and infrastructure damage. Therefore, there needs to be an effort to build "disaster management" that is able to deal with the way of living side by side with the disaster-prone natural conditions. With this background, the Department of Geography Education, Faculty of Social and Sciences, UNY intends to hold an International Conference with the theme:
“International Conference on Hazard Mitigation in Geographic and Education Perspectives”