Blogs Label: ACCCRN Champion

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.


Aniessa: Partnership Needs to Go Beyond Having Stakeholders in the Same Room

ACCCRN Champion Author: Farraz Theda

The city is a dynamic system that faces various challenges, from ecological to social, as well as political issues. It also consists of a wide range of actors that support the city’s system. Aniessa Delima Sari has grown her interest to work in sustainable development sector for long. While there is growing recognition of direct threats to ecosystems caused by urban development, only little commitment has been made. Seeing this, Aniessa realized the importance of NGO role to build of understanding climate resilience between academia, government and community.


Agus Supriono, initiator of renowned Kampung Iklim Merbabu Asih in Cirebon

ACCCRN Champion Author: Farraz Theda, Nyoman Prayoga

The sun shone brightly as if welcoming us to what is famously called ‘shrimp city’: Cirebon. Located on the northern coast of West-Java, the sea has caused the city’s temperatures to be quite high. Cirebon is said to be one of the country’s most drought-prone cities. In 2015, nearly 14,000 ha rice fields experienced drought. However, when it starts to rain some parts of the city are also prone to flooding. Therefore, environmentally conscious planning should be used to overcome these challenges.


Ray: Every city is unique

ACCCRN Champion Author: Arfiana Khairunnisa

“The one thing that I love about my job is that it gives the opportunity to ask questions,” said Saon Ray when she was asked about her work as a researcher or senior fellow in the area of the economy and development.

“No question is unimportant or uninteresting to me.”


Bugler: Communications on climate issues can move public opinion to change policy

ACCCRN Champion Author: Arfiana Khairunnisa, Will Bugler

“Talk more and talk better,” said Will Bugler when he pointed to other practitioners and communicators in the field of climate change resilience.

“As a researcher or a scientist, you can increase the impact of your work by taking your findings to the communities that you feature in your research,” he continues.


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