Awareness

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.


Reanes Margawi: Solving the waste management problems through web-based application

ACCCRN Champion Author: Dwirahmi Suryandari, reanes putra

Like most cities in Indonesia, Semarang, along with the surrounding Semarang Regency, are facing waste management problems. While Semarang has received Adipura (i.e. an award given to cities which are successful in managing their cleanliness), the city is still facing great challenge to manage waste. Each day, Semarang produces 1000-tonnes of waste, while only 15% of it has been self-managed by the community. This has motivated Reanes Putra Tito Magarwi to initiate a startup company called Sampah Muda.


How to tell a compelling story about your project

Opinion Author: Laurie Goering, Zoe Tabary

Start with a story if you can. Imagine you are excitedly telling your next-door neighbour or your cousin about something really interesting that’s happened in your project. You have just a minute or two to do it, and that they are completely unfamiliar with the project. How would you start?


Urban poor learning about climate change by playing snakes and ladders

Stories from the field Author: Sharon Panackal

How many of us grew up playing the Snakes and Ladders game as kids?

The gathering of family around the colorful board, the rush of joy we got when climbing a ladder, and the disappointment when we got bitten by a snake, are memories that we always cherish.

Today, this age-old game is being used by Mahila Housing SEWA Trust (MHT) - an NGO that aims to improve the habitat conditions of poor women in the informal sector - to impart messages on climate change, its adverse effects, and building climate resilience.