Technology Transfer as a Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction Among the Coastal Cities of Asia-Pacific
The Case of Jakarta
Keywords:Technology Transfer, e-resilience, ; Climate Change, Jakarta Floods, ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction
Technology-driven solutions that could identify and address the interrelated complexities of climate change and disasters provide coastal cities with an opportunity to achieve and safeguard sustainable development. However, depending on the technology cooperation approach between the technology haves and not haves, the growing use of global technologies for local disaster risk reduction (DRR) could exacerbate multifaceted socio-economic disparities. This paper examines Jakarta's technology-driven disaster risk reduction efforts to underscore the need to distinguish between technology transfer and technology-driven development through global assistance. Avoiding potential mismatch between the necessary actions to improve local disaster resilience and the ambitious technology-driven development projects in Jakarta requires effectively interlinking the concepts of DRR and technological possibilities.