Blogs Label: Takeaways

Towards Climate Resilient Informal Settlements

Takeaways Author: Farraz Theda, Diane Archer

According to the Habitat III – Issue Paper in 2016, Asia is home to half of the urban population of the world, 30% of the urban population resides in slums. Although millions of urban slum dwellers in developing countries experienced significant improvements in their living conditions, there’s still much work to be done. The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) invites us to rethink the assets that informal settlements’ groups possess and how to strengthen them.


Three Ways to Manage Transboundary Action Better

Takeaways Author: Nyoman Prayoga, Denia Syam

Floods in 2017 that affected nearly 40 million people across India, Nepal and Bangladesh were strong reminder that disasters and their impacts are often not contained by any national or other jurisdictional boundaries. This results place strong emphasis on transboundary governance systems. The question is what can we do to manage transboundary action better?


Leading Inclusive Resilience: youth and woman's priorities, practices and innovations

Takeaways Author: Farraz Theda

On 1 February 2018, with Trang Hoang, Regional Climate Change and Resilience Specialist at Plan International and Julisa Tambunan, Director of Mercy Corps’ GirlSPARKS we discussed what kind of vulnerabilities children, youth and woman have, why are they amongst the most at risk, and how to inclusively involve them in our resilience practice. Hear more from our “Leading Inclusive Resilience: youth and women’s priorities, practices and innovations” through this recording.


What’s Next After COP 23?

Takeaways Author: Farraz Theda

After COP 23 concluded last month, how should national and sub-national government move forward to achieve ambitious goal on the Paris Agreement? During the 3rd Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, various UN agencies discussed the role of local and sub-national governments in the implementation of the National Determined Contribution (NDC).


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