Blogs Label: Member Interview

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.


Why do we need innovation in climate change adaptation?

Member Interview Author: Nyoman Prayoga, Haseeb Irfanullah

MEMBER INTERVIEW: HASEEB MD. IRFANULLAH, Bangladesh

Haseeb is currently working for IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) as the Programme Coordinator of Bangladesh Country Office in Dhaka. Recently, he wrote a chapter for a book entitled Climate Change in the Bay of Bengal Region: Exploring Sectoral Cooperation for Sustainable Development. In the Bangladesh Chapter, Haseeb wrote ‘What Does Bangladesh Tell Us about Innovation in Climate Change Adaptation’. This June, ACCCRN interviewed him on the topic of innovation in climate change adaptation.


Most of urban poor population lives in informal settlements that lack resilient infrastructure

Member Interview Author: Nyoman Prayoga, Sakib Imtiaz

MEMBER INTERVIEW: SAKIB IMTIAZ, Bangladesh

Sakib Imtiaz is a development professional based in Bangladesh. His expertise lies in the field of Urban Resilience, Disaster Management and Climate Change. With his extensive experience and knowledge, he shared his opinion on the urban poor and their relationship with urban infrastructure when ACCCRN interviewed him recently.


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