Engaging local communities and incorporating traditional cultures is key to managing disasters in Indonesia.
That’s according to Dian Triansyah Djani, the country's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, speaking ahead of the UN’s first World Tsunami Awareness Day.
UN figures show that Indonesia was the worst-hit country during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
More than 150,000 people died there.
Andita Listyarini has been speaking to Mr Djani about the methods used to prepare for tsunami in remote, disaster-prone villages in his country.