Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Management: Early Warning System Aceh Syafwina- Sambal member upload

Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Management: Early Warning System Aceh Syafwina Smong means “tsunami in” Devayan Language. Which has been inherited from generation to generation since 1907, works as early warning system for Simeulueans, This

BY: Manoj Kumar
Original Source / Author: ScienceDirect 14 Nov, 2017
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Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Management: Early Warning System Aceh
    Syafwina

Smong means “tsunami in” Devayan Language.  Which has been inherited from generation to generation since 1907, works as early warning system for Simeulueans, This research paper focuses on the use of Indigenous knowledge to improve disaster management and reduce the risk. Community based story is important means of   Indigenous knowledge. It can be a powerful tool for disaster risk reduction. Without recognition and utilization, it is merely a part of common things in community. Indigenous knowledge should be adaptable, transferable and modified according to the community and environment conditions. Empowering local community to recognize valuable Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risks Reduction can improve the future of Human Security. This preliminary research is based the success story of  Smong –a system of indigenous knowledge in Simeulue Island, Aceh. The story of Tsunami in island passed from generation to generation which helped in saving the life of many. Such success story based on Indigenous knowledge need to be spread through the media, literatures and interview. An integration of local knowledge to new technology will be much more effective in Disaster Risk Reduction.  
 

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