Blogs Label: Stories from the field

Jakarta Builders First Victims of Scorching Heat

Stories from the field Author: Ellen Septiane

Many workers travel to the Indonesian capital from throughout the country in search of jobs, often taking on low-paid employment as drivers or factory or construction workers. Construction workers can earn a daily wage of about 100,000 to 150,000 Indonesian rupiah ($7-$10.50) for tough physical labour. But summer temperatures averaging 37 degrees Celsius can make working extremely difficult for them, as they can’t avoid being outside on hot days.


UNDP-Green Climate Fund Project to Benefit Coastal Communities Vulnerable to Climate Impacts in Viet Nam

Stories from the field Author: Phan Huong Giang

Implementation of Viet Nam’s first project funded by the Green Climate Fund took a step forward today as the Inception Workshop for the “Improving resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change-related impacts in Viet Nam” project was successfully completed.


Catalyzing Multi-Stakeholder Partnership to Manage Flood

Stories from the field Author: Anggieta Dwi S., Farraz Theda

Despite infrastructure development through normalized flood canal, improved drainage system and built Jatibarang reservoir that has been done by Semarang's government, the city continues to be at a great risk of flooding because of climate change and urbanisation. Zurich Flood Resilience Program improved the capacity of the communities who live in flood prone areas.


Raising Awareness on River Basin Management through Field School

Stories from the field Author: Dwirahmi Suryandari, Farraz Theda

It was only 8 am in the morning when the crowd gathered at the village hall of Kalisidi Sub-district. That day, people were gathering to attend the field school that had been conducted for three weekends in a row in Garang river basin, and today was the last one. The field school project, which started in August, was initiated by Mercy Corps Indonesia through a program called TRANSFORM which stands for trans-boundary flood risk management through governance and innovative information technology.


Looking Beyond Infrastructure to Address Flooding in North Jakarta

Stories from the field Author: Intan Hapsari Surya Putri, Farraz Theda

Penjaringan is one of the most historic areas of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. As a coastal area, Penjaringan Sub-district in North Jakarta is constantly suffering from flooding because of high tides. Muara Angke, which is in a part of Penjaringan known as Pluit, is among those most at risk of facing tidal floods. ‘Muara Angke’ in Indonesian means the mouth of the River Angke. It is widely known for its port and the fishery sector (i.e. fishing, processing, trading) is the main livelihood for community living there.


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