Coalition Building process for Urban Resilience:
Cities are complex environments and addressing disaster, climate change or other risks requires truly city-wide collaboration of key stakeholders. For Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) national societies and other community based organizations, working with local governments and municipalities and creating ownership among the existing institutions in the city are critical for finding viable, scalable and sustainable solutions. The coalition building process is a city-wide civic process to unlock these complexities, to guide and foster participatory solution design, and more importantly leverage local resources. In this webinar, the city coalition building process under the "Building Urban Community Resilience Project" supported by American Red Cross and USAID-OFDA and implemented by National Societies of Indonesia, Vanuatu and Myanamar is shared.
Presenters: Colin Fernandes (Urban Resilience Project Coordinator) and Jaya Tulha (Project Manager, Indonesia).
Heatwaves in Cities
This webinar organized by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre has Kate Strachan from ICLEI Africa presenting on urban planning tools to tackle heatwaves, Hunter Jones from Global Heat Health Information Network, and Roop Singh from RCRC Climate Center presenting the impacts of Heatwaves and how to prepare for them.
Presenters: Roop Singh (Red Cross Red Cresent Climate Center), Hunter Jones (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admiinnstration) and Kate Strachan (ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Africa).
WEBINAR RECORDING - https://redcrossclimatecenter.adobeconnect.com/pvi717f5690h/
Nature Based Solutions for Urban Resilience
This webinar, organized by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre has Sander Carpaij from Wetlands International presenting on blue -gree urban infrastructure and inclusive approaches in Indonesia and the Philippines.
Presenters: Dr. Shiraz Wajih from Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group presenting peri-urban ecosystems in India and Rumana Sultana from ULAP presenting Harmony with Nature in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
WEBINAR RECORDING - https://redcrossclimatecenter.adobeconnect.com/pu0kzqjjfw1y/
Urban Migration and Climate Change:
This webinar, organised by the Red Cross Red Crescent Cimate Center focuses on urban migration and climate chnage.
Presenters: Chandni Singh (Indian Institute for Human Settlements) and Ileana Sinziana Puscas (Migration, Environment and Climate Change team at the International Organisation of Migration -IOM).
WEBINAR RECORDING - https://redcrossclimatecenter.adobeconnect.com/pifgxwlsboe8/
Community Waste Management in Jakarta, Indonesia:
Many cities in the developing countries have challenges in properly and hygienically collecting and processing waste, which in turn increases the risk of flooding in addition to exacerbating hazards to health. In this webinar, Andre Napitupulu (American Red Cross Indonesia country office) shares the successes, challenges and lessons learned from the community-based Solid Waste Management initiative that was implemented by the Indonesia Red Cross (PMI) with support from the American Red Cross and local partners in Jakarta, Indonesia. The initiative is linked to other project activities such as community based disaster preparedness, urban gardening and environmental cleaning campaigns under the Greater jakarta Urban Risk Reduction and Climate Adaptation Program.
Presenter: Andre Napitupulu (American Red Cross Indonesia country office)
Role of Informal Governance Systems in Cities:
Dr. Rocio Carrero from University College London (UCL) City Leadership Laboratory presents the results of a research on Informal Governance Systems (IGS) in disaster response and recovery, analysing the cases of Sendai (Japan) and Kathmandu (Nepal), hit by the Tōhoku and the Gorkha earthquakes in 2011 and 2015 respectively.
IGS are constituted by individuals and groups connected to each other by non-institutional channels, such as family, neighbours, churches, schools, etc. Cases studies across the globe show that IGS play a fundamental, yet not-well understood, role in disaster risk reduction. Information, knowledge and goods often flow across non-institutional channels, affecting communities’ ability to access resources and processes. A better understanding on IGS is therefore critical to launch effective actions when preparing for, coping with or recovering from a disaster.