Amplifying local voices, initiatives, and policies for regional learning, best practices, and advocacy.



Connecting practitioners, community members, government officials, and private sector actors to join hands in building urban resilience.



Supporting local/community initiatives intended for building community resilience to climate change



Facilitating collaboration among practitioners through knowledge sharing, accessing resources, and influencing government and private sectors’ agenda.

Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network


WORKING GROUP | by Jim Jarvie

Evidence, urbanisation and ecosystems services in Asia

ACCCRN has commissioned a series of scoping studies supported by our collaborating partner, the ESPA programme. Taking in perspectives from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam, they give insights into how evidence is used (or not used) in urban decision-making in the context of ecosystems hazards and degradation happening as cities expand into their broader surroundings.

STORY FROM VIETNAM | by Ngo Phuong Thanh & Anh Tho Nguyen

Stories from seven years of pioneering climate change resilience building in Vietnam

The ACCCRN, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and technically managed and coordinated by ISET, officially started working in Vietnam in 2008 with the engagement of three medium-sized cities Can Tho, Da Nang, and Quy Nhon, with intervention projects starting in 2010. These are highlights of some climate change adaptations that have been done in this project in these three cities.

TAKEAWAYS | by Arzu Culhaci

Strategic Resilience Assessment (STRESS) Methodology, Process, and Application

Mercy Corps defines resilience as “the capacity to learn, cope, adapt and transform in the face of shocks and stresses.” To apply a resilience lens to strategy development or long-term program design Mercy Corps uses a Strategic Resilience Assessment (STRESS) methodology. Find out more about stress also in our webinar.

ACCCRN CHAMPION | by Nyoman Prayoga

Tallulah: architecture should have social responsibility

ACCCRN Champion Tallulah D’Silva has an interest in contemporary architecture. What she believes as an architect is that she doesn’t only have responsibility to design and to build ergonomically, but also buildings should have social responsibilities.

OPINION | by Nicholas Taylor

A new model for economic growth and youth inclusion

In some cities as much as 60 per cent of the population, particularly the under 25s, are employed in the informal sector. However, cities in various parts of the world are attempting to use the ‘innovation ecosystem’ model for developing local enterprises.

MEMBER INTERVIEW | by Nyoman Prayoga & Haseeb Irfanullah

Why do we need innovation in climate change adaptation?

Dr. Haseeb Md. Irfanullah is an ecologist who works at IUCN Bangladesh Country Office. This June, ACCCRN interviewed him on the topic of innovation in climate change adaptation.


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