Blogs Label: Member Interview

Shifting to the New Approaches in Building Climate Resilience

Member Interview Author: Farraz Theda

This month, Jorge Carrillo Rodriguez an independent researcher and former member of United Nations who has more than 30 years of experience in social development and poverty reduction shared his view about the potential for new governance arrangements for effective urban climate change resilience.


The Urgency to Unearth Creative Ways to Finance Resilience

Member Interview Author: Farraz Theda

A report released by the World Bank in 2016 stated that, each year, urban areas are growing by an average of more than 75 million people – which is a number greater than the population of the world’s 85 smallest countries combined. However, cities and urban dwellers have received too little attention in discussions about climate change impacts and adaptation, especially in relation to financing. It is apparent that the current levels of international funding are insufficient to meet current and future adaptation needs.


Integrating vulnerable people into the system

Member Interview Author: Farraz Theda, Lubaina Rangwala, Arfiana Khairunnisa

Lubaina is a Managing Associate with the Climate Resilience Practice and WRI India based in Mumbai office. She is currently leading urban resilience work for the WRI India’s Sustainable Cities program, focusing on livelihood protection as a means to build resilience in poor and vulnerable communities. Her current project focuses on the simultaneous impacts of climate change and urbanization on the livelihoods of coastal peri-urban communities living on the outskirts of Mumbai.


Is there any real engagement of women in planning resilience building?

Member Interview Author: Fathimath Afiya, Arfiana Khairunnisa

MEMBER INTERVIEW: FATHIMATH AFIYA, Maldives

Fathimath Afiya is chairperson of the Maldivian Network for Empowering Women (MNEW), which was established as an informal network during the Action Aid International (AAI) work in the aftermath of the tsunami in 2005, thereafter registered officially in 2012. She was involved in the Tsunami Management Team of AAI’s Rehabilitation in 2014 that was focusing on providing assistance to women.


We want more people to be aware of the issues of biodiversity because it's our common responsibility

Member Interview Author: Nyoman Prayoga, Ahmad Baihaqi

MEMBER INTERVIEW: AHMAD BAIHAQI, Indonesia

Ahmad Baihaqi is a young role model to many of his peers. Abay, as people usually call him, is very active with the Biodiversity Warriors community from Kehati Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia. Abay is very passionate about promoting the importance of biodiversity, especially in Jakarta, an urban area. He admitted that it is not easy since biodiversity is not a popular topic and many young people have many other interests. This July, ACCCRN interviewed him about his role and activity in the Biodiversity Warriors community.


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