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).
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.
Role of public spaces in informal settlements in building community resilience and cohesion: Tapis Rouge is one of several public spaces in Carrefour-Feuilles, Haiti, built under the program LAMIKA, whose acronym stands for “A better life in my neighbourhood” in Haitian Creole. The program, funded by the American Red Cross and implemented by Global Communities, aims to construct multifunctional spaces that facilitate and promote social cohesion through an inclusive approach. In this webinar, Andrea Panizzo from EVA Studio talks about the importance of open public spaces in strengthening community cohesion and how participatory design approaches applied in creating this public space in Tapis Rouge.