The Government of Pakistan and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a new US$37 million project that will benefit more than 30 million people with scaled-up early warning systems, training on glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) preparedness and response, and the creation of new protective infrastructure.
Flood resilience within the Garang Watershed in Central Java has at the least involved two main regions which are Semarang Regency and Semarang City. Semarang Regency, which is located in the upstream area, is ecologically important in terms of flood management that could affect the mid- and downstream area. Therefore, it is important to maintain the quality of the ecosystem and its services that contribute to flood prevention such as the storm water management.
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.
The World Bank report estimated around 140 million across Asia and Africa, with 40 million in South Asia will be displaced and become climate migrants due to the adverse impacts of climate change. Of them, around 10 million or more are likely to end up in Dhaka. How could Bangladesh cope up with these upcoming challenges?
Cities are challenging spaces to govern and common ground between different interest groups is often elusive, which is why resilience has proven less easy to pin down. This month, we are trying to figure out how collaboration among regional actors in building resilience would benefit a city.