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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.


What Matters for Households’ Recovery Trajectories Following the Gorkha Earthquake?

In April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing over 9,000 people, destroying or badly damaging more than 800,000 homes and displacing approximately 2.8 million people. Where shocks like earthquakes cannot easily be prevented, strengthening the ability to prepare, respond and recover is critical to maintaining development gains in spite of them. To understand what mattered for recovery in the short and long-term, this study followed the same households 10 weeks, one year and two years after the Gorkha earthquake.


ACCCRN Networking Event: Building Resilience Beyond Boundaries

Takeaways Author: Farraz Theda, Nyoman Prayoga

According to BNPB (Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management), more than 93% of disasters in Indonesia are hydrometeorological disasters. Out of 2,341 disaster events, 787 were caused by flooding. Some of the affected areas share the same watershed, which has proved to share trans-boundary waters that are facing increasing demands for basin development collaboration.


Placing Young People at the Center of All Climate Negotiations

Stories from the field Author: Sohanur Rahman

Climate-related disasters pose a threat to the fundamental rights of children and youth in terms of their development and in different aspects of their lives and wellbeing. How does Bangladesh work on involving more youths into planning and program implementation?