The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) program initiated by the Rockefeller Foundation since 2008. Semarang is one of ACCCRN’s pilot cities in Indonesia which has made a commitment towards climate change adaptation since 2009. Vulnerability assessment and city resilience strategies were developed in 2010 and several actions have been conducted. Several of them have been finished including a feasibility study for expanding rainwater harvesting system, flood early warning system project, and mangrove ecosystem service development incorporating alternative livelihoods and actions to lower the incidence of vector borne endemic disease.
Program derivative from the ACCCRN :
- Actions Changing the Incidence of Vector-Borne Endemic Disease (ACTIVED)
Started from 2013 to 2016 which is based on the history of the high dengue incident rate in Semarang City. This program seeks to create collaboration between stakeholders at the community, school and government levels to jointly increase city resilience by reducing the risk of dengue. Document can be downloaded in the section of “Knowledge Development > Reports/Activity Documents”
- Mangrove Ecosystem Improvement Services
Started from January 2013 to 2016, IKUPI plays a role in providing training related to climate change and workshops for program publications in order to strengthen the roadmap for mangrove restoration and improvement of the livelihood. Details of program activities can be seen in the section “Strengthening Stakeholders Capacity > Climate Adaptation”.
- Flood Early Warning System
This program is a comprehensive effort to mitigate floods in the Beringin Watershed that are related to detailed disaster risk assessment, the establishment of disaster responsive groups (KSB), the application of early warning technology, strengthening KSB through disaster evacuation trainings and simulations, and facilitating the development of flood contingency plans. Document can be downloaded in the section of “Knowledge Development > Articles”.
- City Resilience Strategy
City Resilience Strategy produces a document that is used as a basic foundation for the future intervention projects and activities to increase Semarang City’s resilience to climate change. Document can be downloaded in the section of “Knowledge Development > Reports/Activity Documents”.
Parties Involved :
- Pemerintah Kota Semarang
- Mercy Corps Indonesia
- International Institure for Environment and Development (IIED)
- Rockefeller Foundation