During this third and final day of the forum both speakers and participants focused on prospective thinking. On one hand the forum looked at how ACCCRN as a network will develop, as well as how it might shape or influence other Rockefeller Foundation work; on the other, representatives of younger Rockefeller Foundation efforts shared updates and emerging insights.
At the end of the day of the second day of ACCCRN Learning Forum, Luca Allinovi from the Global Resilience Partnership and Jim Jarvie highlighted key findings.
Jim captured key highlights including the need for a top-down approach and government buy-ins in order to change policy. He pinpointed that building resilience is not a win-win solution but it is a win-lose solution. He also shared that an explicitly pro-poor approach was necessary to complementing community-based solutions.
The 20/20 Hindsights session brought groups together to brainstorm and articulate new solutions in relation to six specific UCCR challenges. Participants were able to pick two themes to participate in.
The What it takes to build resilience in a City session strongly brought into focus the issue of community knowledge and the translation of resilience concepts so that communities can integrate and appropriate them.
Over 100 climate change practitioners and city leaders have gathered in Semarang, Indonesia to revisit successes, reevaluate challenges and look ahead to new ways of advancing city resilience during the Learning Forum of the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN). Taking place over the course of the next two days, the event has been convened by The Rockefeller Foundation and Mercy Corps Indonesia.