Capacity Building

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.


Building national capacity to tackle climate change

Opinion Author: Saleemul Huq

According to Article 6 of the the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), countries are supposed to ensure awareness, education and capacity building to tackle climate change with the developed countries while also support these efforts in the developing countries. It challenges the prevailing paradigm under which nearly a billion dollars had been invested in supporting capacity building.


Grappling With Climate Change in the Kingdom Of Happines

Stories from the field Author: Ruth Ramoifuila

For Bhutan, a tiny carbon-neutral country nestled in the Himalayas between India and China, climate change is not just an environmental problem but a serious challenge to sustainable development. See how Bhutan facing these challenges through an interview with Secretary Chencho Norbu, head of the National Environment Commission Secretariat.


Learning Climate Change through a Solar Powered Library

Stories from the field Author: Farraz Theda, Laura Hosman

Have you ever imagined living without the internet? The fact is, there are several countries in the world with internet penetration rates below 20%. Solar Powered Educational Learning Library (SolarSPELL) brings its digital library to schools where internet access is scarce. Students can learn about climate change and other resilience topics through this solar-powered library.