Disaster Risk Reduction

Increasing Cross-Area Community’s Preparedness in Flood Mitigation and Response

Takeaways Author: Nyoman Prayoga, Dwirahmi Suryandari

Flash flood that hit the West Flood Canal (Kanal Banjir Barat), which is the downstream of Garang River (Kali Garang) in 1990, still left some terrible memory for the locals. During the event, many of them witnessed how their neighbors and even families fell victims, lost their lives and possessions. According to the incident record, the flash flood in that year inundated more than 100 houses and claimed 47 lives. Material loss was estimated to be at 8.5 billion rupiahs. The flood can be considered as one of the worst that ever occurred in Semarang City.


How Best to Prepare for a Severe Storm

Opinion Author: Thomas Hodge

Everyone should know how to handle a severe storm occurring in their area. Every region has different storms, and you need to be prepared for what might happen to your home. Here is what you need to know to best prepare for a severe storm.


Hari Krishnaa devoting himself to make up for past development mistakes

ACCCRN Champion Author: Farraz Theda, Hari Krishnaa Nibanupudi

Hari Krishnaa has worked in the field of climate change resilience and disaster risk reduction for over 15 years. He has helped various organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Oxfam, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and many others to both plan and implement climate and disaster resilience programs in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. What has motivated him to work on this field? And what are his biggest takeaways so far? Read our interview with him.


Building national capacity to tackle climate change

Opinion Author: Saleemul Huq

According to Article 6 of the the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), countries are supposed to ensure awareness, education and capacity building to tackle climate change with the developed countries while also support these efforts in the developing countries. It challenges the prevailing paradigm under which nearly a billion dollars had been invested in supporting capacity building.


Grappling With Climate Change in the Kingdom Of Happines

Stories from the field Author: Ruth Ramoifuila

For Bhutan, a tiny carbon-neutral country nestled in the Himalayas between India and China, climate change is not just an environmental problem but a serious challenge to sustainable development. See how Bhutan facing these challenges through an interview with Secretary Chencho Norbu, head of the National Environment Commission Secretariat.