ACCCRN Learning Forum

ACCCRN Learning Forum concludes with sights firmly set on the future of resilience

Takeaways Author: Nicholas Taylor, Surasak Glahan

During this third and final day of the forum both speakers and participants focused on prospective thinking. On one hand the forum looked at how ACCCRN as a network will develop, as well as how it might shape or influence other Rockefeller Foundation work; on the other, representatives of younger Rockefeller Foundation efforts shared updates and emerging insights.

Visiting flood early warning system (FEWS) and dengue fever prevention programs

Stories from the field Author: Arfiana Khairunnisa

At the end of the day, the participants of ACCCRN Learning Forum joined the site visit to the Semarang ACCCRN Programs. One group went to visit the Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) project in Wonosari Sub-district. The other group went to the program called Actions Changing The Incidence Vector Borne Endemic Disease (ACTIVE) for dengue fever prevention.

Lauren Sorkin: Lesson learned from ACCCRN to 100 Resilient Cities program

On day 2 of the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) learning forum in Semarang, Indonesia, we caught up with Lauren Sorkin, Platform Director of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities program. 
Lauren had just finished chairing a panel discussion about "What it takes to build resilience". Here Lauren shares some of the insights from the session and talks about the transferable lessons from the ACCCRN program for the global 100 Resilient Cities network.

Mostafa Quaium Khan: Awareness of Urban Climate Change Resilience in Bangladesh

On the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) Learning Forum in Semarang, Indonesia, May 2016, we caught up with Mostafa Quaium Khan, Advisor to the Bangladesh Urban Forum. He shares how the awareness of urban climate change resilience in Bangladesh and the stakeholders’ role, including Government of Bangladesh, in supporting urban climate change resilience.

Big insights from ACCCRN Learning Forum

Takeaways Author: Nicholas Taylor, Surasak Glahan

At the end of the day of the second day of ACCCRN Learning Forum, Luca Allinovi from the Global Resilience Partnership and Jim Jarvie highlighted key findings.

Jim captured key highlights including the need for a top-down approach and government buy-ins in order to change policy. He pinpointed that building resilience is not a win-win solution but it is a win-lose solution. He also shared that an explicitly pro-poor approach was necessary to complementing community-based solutions.