Blogs Label: Stories from the field

Urban poor learning about climate change by playing snakes and ladders

Stories from the field Author: Sharon Panackal

How many of us grew up playing the Snakes and Ladders game as kids?

The gathering of family around the colorful board, the rush of joy we got when climbing a ladder, and the disappointment when we got bitten by a snake, are memories that we always cherish.

Today, this age-old game is being used by Mahila Housing SEWA Trust (MHT) - an NGO that aims to improve the habitat conditions of poor women in the informal sector - to impart messages on climate change, its adverse effects, and building climate resilience.


Indonesia’s Women’s Groups: Powerful agents of urban resilience

Stories from the field Author: atik ambarwati

“As part of our regular activities, we assist the most vulnerable villagers, such as those living with HIV/AIDS, and women with high-risk pregnancies in our areas,” explains Siti Juwariyah, a 35-year-old member of her local Women’s Group for Empowerment and Family Welfare (known in Indonesia as “PKK”).


Evidence and urban resilience in Indonesia

Stories from the field Author: Ratri Sutarto

This paper is one of a series ACCCRN has commissioned as a set of scoping studies supported by our collaborating partner, the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation programme (ESPA). They provide insight into how evidence is used (or not) in urban decision-making in the context of ecosystem hazards as cities expand into their broader landscapes. The full Indonesia paper is available through this link.


Evidence and urban resilience in Vietnam

Stories from the field Author: Huy NGUYEN

This paper is one of a series ACCCRN has commissioned as a set of scoping studies supported by our collaborating partner, the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation programme (ESPA). They provide insight into how evidence is used (or not) in urban decision-making in the context of ecosystem hazards as cities expand into their broader landscapes. The full Vietnam paper is available through this link.


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