International Conference on Hazard Mitigation in Geographic and Education Perspectives


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”


ABOUT Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta 

Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) is a university conveniently located in Sleman District of the Yogyakarta Special Territory. Despite its relatively new status as a university, UNY still maintains a strong reputation as an educational institution which not only produces professional teachers and caters for the education sector but has now expanded into the fields of non-educational sector together in each faculty. In view of that, in order to have scientific encounters of inter-disciplines in educational and non-educational fields and to produce professional and qualified teachers besides qualified graduates of non-educational programs, UNY consciously and responsibly continues to improve itself, both internally and externally. Internally, the academic members of UNY continually work to consolidate and qualitatively improve its human and non-human resources. Externally, UNY tries to extend the cooperation networks to related parties in local, regional, national, and international levels.

Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) has been established as part of the dynamic organizational development of Indonesian higher educational institutions in response to fast-changing societal demands. It is shown in the dynamic changes of its organization structure, starting from its establishment in 1964 until nowadays.

Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (originally IKIP Yogyakarta) was founded on 21st May 1964. IKIP Yogyakarta was a merger of two educational institutions: the Faculty of Pedagogy of Gadjah Mada University and the Teacher Education Institute. These two institutions catered for education science and teacher education. The merger itself was regulated by the Presidential Decree of the Republic of Indonesia Number I/1963. The conversion of IKIP Yogyakarta into a university was based on some considerations such as the observations that the organizational structure of educational institution was too limited to support scientific development and that the number of graduates of IKIP Yogyakarta succeeding who enter non-teaching job markets also increased.

The early stage of the conversion of IKIP Yogyakarta into a university began with the opening of 12 non-educational study programs at the S-1 and D-III levels in the Faculty of Languages and Arts Education, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Education, and the Faculty of Engineering and Vocational Education.