ACCCRN – ICRD 2016 Paper Competition
Mercy Corps Indonesia through ACCCRN Network program invited its members who are based in Asia to submit papers for the 3rd International Conference on Regional Development (ICRD). Two selected papers had been presented at the event in Semarang, Indonesia, 9-11 November 2016.
This opportunity was offered in partnership with Initiative for Regional Development and Environmental Management (IRDEM) and Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) Diponegoro University.
The 3rd International Conference on Regional Development (ICRD) aimed to provide a medium for exchanges of knowledge, information and experiences regarding the implementation of urban and regional concept around the globe. In 2016, the conference addressed the theme Enhancing Resilience: Bridging Knowledge and Policy for Cities and Regions.
The participants were cordially invited to take a part in the following sub-themes:
- Implications of climate change adaptation and resilience for the improvement of livelihoods
- Transboundary issues and challenges for frontier and less developed areas
As the winners, the selection panel chose these papers:
Sub theme 1
Nimisha Jha and Rohit Virmani
Works for national Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in India
Their paper on the topic:
Institutionalisation of local solutions to build resilience of livelihoods
Sub theme 2
Sarah Allen, Ph.D Candidate York University
Her paper on the topic:
Urbanization and alarmism within water security in the Mekong River Delta: An Urban Political Ecologoy Case Study of Can Tho, Vietnam
In addition to joining ICRD conference in Semarang, the winner also received a chance to visit ACCCRN urban climate change resilience projects and met with our local UCCR champions to exchange knowledge and experience.