Blogs Label: ACCCRN Champion

Rokeya Khatun: Recognizing the importance of dealing with sector-specific gender issues

ACCCRN Champion Author: Farraz Theda, Rokeya Khatun

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.


Sarah Allen: Why cities should do assessments and hear more from communities

ACCCRN Champion Author: Farraz Theda, Sarah Allen

Sarah Allen completed her MA in Global Governance at the University of Waterloo and is currently working towards her PhD in Geography at York University. She shares with ACCCRN her views on good environmental governance in Vietnam, while examining the relationship between urbanization and urban water security in the cities of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.


Reanes Margawi: Solving the waste management problems through web-based application

ACCCRN Champion Author: Dwirahmi Suryandari, reanes putra

Like most cities in Indonesia, Semarang, along with the surrounding Semarang Regency, are facing waste management problems. While Semarang has received Adipura (i.e. an award given to cities which are successful in managing their cleanliness), the city is still facing great challenge to manage waste. Each day, Semarang produces 1000-tonnes of waste, while only 15% of it has been self-managed by the community. This has motivated Reanes Putra Tito Magarwi to initiate a startup company called Sampah Muda.


Bedoshruti: Planning Needs More Communication

ACCCRN Champion Author: Farraz Theda, Bedoshruti Sadhukhan

Bedoshruti Sadhukhan, who has been working with ICLEI since 2007, is now their Senior Programme Coordinator − Sustainability Management. With more than 10 years' experience in the environmental field, she stressed that communication plays the key part in city planning.


Saengroaj: Resilience is a Long-term Planning Exercise Involving All Stakeholders

ACCCRN Champion Author: Farraz Theda

“Bangkok is a fascinating city.” Saengroaj opened up the conversation. He was born and grew up in Thonburi, the old capital of Thailand, which is located on the western side of the current capital Bangkok. He spent most of his childhood and youth, from primary school to college, in Bangkok.


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