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The Utilization of Information and Communication Technology for Development Purpose and Building Resilience

Takeaways Author: Nyoman Prayoga

Innovation of information and communication technology (ICT) has played a big role in development globally, including in Indonesia. Nowadays, people can easily use their mobile phones to access numerous applications that are available on the internet. Over the past years, the utilization of ICT development has explored the capacity to use community-based generated data for planning and decision-making processes in various sectors such as mobility, disaster, public facilities, socio-economic matters, etc.


A Resilient Housing Credit Scheme Commenced in Dong Ha City

Stories from the field Author: Anh Tho Nguyen

On March 28, 2018, stakeholders in Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province gather at the Meeting Hall of the City Fatherland’s Front to kick start a project to replicate the climate change resilient housing model previously implemented in Da Nang City to Dong Ha City. The workshop was intended to be a replication of ACCCRN which aims to enhance the resilience of vulnerable wards through the establishment of a revolving loan system for constructing new flood and storm resistant homes.


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.


Webinar recording: Leading Inclusive Resilience with Trang Hoang and Julisa Tambunan

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. This webinar is facilitated by Farraz Theda, Member Relations Coordinator of ACCCRN Network.


The Dilemma of Informal Economies: Why Should Cities Take It Seriously?

Member Interview Author: Farraz Theda, Sarah Reed

Did you know that the informal economy continues to grow and accounts for more than 50% of GDP in Asian developing countries? While doing so, most of informal employees in this sector are vulnerable to various forms of exploitation as they often work without written contracts. This month, we unravel the challenges brought by informal sector with Sarah Reed.