ACCCRN Champion

Aniessa: Partnership Needs to Go Beyond Having Stakeholders in the Same Room

ACCCRN Champion Author: Farraz Theda

The city is a dynamic system that faces various challenges, from ecological to social, as well as political issues. It also consists of a wide range of actors that support the city’s system. Aniessa Delima Sari has grown her interest to work in sustainable development sector for long. While there is growing recognition of direct threats to ecosystems caused by urban development, only little commitment has been made. Seeing this, Aniessa realized the importance of NGO role to build of understanding climate resilience between academia, government and community.

Tallulah: architecture should have social responsibility

ACCCRN Champion Author: Nyoman Prayoga

Tallulah D’Silva was born and raised in Panjim, Goa, India, but spent memorable holidays in her parents’ villages of Mashem-Canacona and Velim. As a child, she spent most of her time outdoors.

“My home was very near fields, mangroves, khazaans (unique manmade network of dykes and sluice gates where salt, fish and rice are harvested), and the beach, so they were like my backyard. I realize then how much it would influence me in my adult life!” said Tallulah remembering her childhood.

Chi: Strengthening climate resilience through spatial planning

ACCCRN Champion Author: Anu Jogesh

There’s a phrase in Vietnamese that Dr Vu Kim Chi likes to use “Đi một ngày đàng, học một sàng khôn” or “Travelling shapes a young man.” The proverb was originally intended for men, but that didn’t stop Chi from embracing its implication. Hailing from a family of cartographers, she grew up around maps, and dreamed of travelling.

Phong Tran: Building storm resistant homes is not enough

ACCCRN Champion Author: Anu Jogesh

Phong realized that a technological approach would be insufficient unless it was accompanied by community engagement. From that point forward he decided to focus his efforts on combining his technical engineering knowledge with social understanding. Phong got formally involved with ACCCRN through ISET and had the opportunity to apply his skills in practice.

ACCCRN Champion, Phong Tran: We should be flexible in working with the community

There are significant impacts of ACCCRN program in Vietnam. Watch our interview with Tran Van Giai Phong from ISET-International, Vietnam office, to know more about ACCCRN impacts.

Further reading about Phong, please go to this link.