Hari Krishnaa has worked in the field of climate change resilience and disaster risk reduction for over 15 years. He has helped various organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Oxfam, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and many others to both plan and implement climate and disaster resilience programs in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. What has motivated him to work on this field? And what are his biggest takeaways so far? Read our interview with him.
Meet our ACCCRN Champion this month, Ky Quang Vinh, Member of the Scientific and Technological Union of Can Tho City has been actively involved in building resilience in his hometown, Can Tho City. He has worked as Director of the Environmental Monitoring Center and Director of the Climate Change Coordination office in Can Tho. His office has been supporting a number projects of ACCCRN.
Cities are challenging spaces to govern and common ground between different interest groups is often elusive, which is why resilience has proven less easy to pin down. This month, we are trying to figure out how collaboration among regional actors in building resilience would benefit a city.
Meet our champion this month! Rokeya Khatun has extensive experience in gender, capacity building and climate change with specific expertise in results-based management, training of trainers, and integration of population management in development planning in Bangladesh.
According to BNPB (Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management), more than 93% of disasters in Indonesia are hydrometeorological disasters. Out of 2,341 disaster events, 787 were caused by flooding. Some of the affected areas share the same watershed, which has proved to share trans-boundary waters that are facing increasing demands for basin development collaboration.