ACCCRN Learning Forum 2016
The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), initiated by The Rockefeller Foundation in 2008, has brought together city stakeholders to plan, finance, coordinate and implement urban climate change resilience strategies. It has advanced the tremendous body of work that has contributed significantly to establishing the field of urban climate change resilience. ACCCRN has forged partnerships, collaboration and connections amongst organizations and individuals in over 50 cities for over 9 years.
Marking nearly nine years of work to build urban climate change resilience (UCCR) in Asia, the ACCCRN Learning Forum in 2016 brought 100 resilience practitioners together to the city of Semarang, Indonesia. The event drew many participants that have been active in ACCCRN as well as others involved in resilience building efforts in Asia and worldwide. The Forum’s theme, “Sharing Knowledge and Sustaining Partnerships for a More Resilient Urban Future,” created an opportunity to take stock of what has been learned through ACCCRN while also reflecting on how UCCR has evolved over the duration of the initiative.
The discussions drew on a range of perspectives and expertise from city governments, nongovernmental organizations, community led organizations, training and technical institutions, climate change networks and international donors. This document highlights some key insights and conversation threads that emerged over the course of the Forum.