Supporting SDGs 11 and 13: Collaboration between IKUPI and UNDIP in Composing MOOC

The development of climate change adaptation in recent years has been massively carried out by various parties worldwide. In addition to the government (central/regional), universities and non-profit organizations also support these efforts. In 2021, IKUPI, as one of the organizations focusing on climate change, also contributed to creating a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), with the theme “Adaptation to Climate Change in Indonesian Cities: Promoting and Building Resilience from Below.” This activity is part of DAAD Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation – Exceed Program, a collaboration between the Department of Urban and Regional Planning Diponegoro University, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and The Global Centre of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability/GCSMUS.

In general, MOOC includes activities for composing online-based courses that can be widely accessed through online platforms. The material raised focuses on urban and rural problems due to climate change and urbanization, especially on the coast of Central Java. These materials are packaged in various forms, such as explanatory videos and infographics, which help students and the broader community understand efforts to adapt to climate change. In its implementation, Diponegoro University, chaired by Prof. Iwan Rudiarto, ST, MSi from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, invited two non-profit organizations, Yayasan Kota Kita and IKUPI, to collaborate. The role of IKUPI in making this MOOC is to facilitate the preparation of these materials through the transfer of knowledge based on experience from several relevant programs. IKUPI, represented by Mrs. Mega Anggraeni, ST, MSi, accompanied the practice of preparing preparedness documents, implementing an early warning system, and others.

As was done at MOOC, disseminating information related to climate change adaptation through educational facilities is expected to increase public awareness and knowledge. More and more parties can contribute to climate change adaptation actions. The cooperation between various parties, such as the government, academia, community, private sector, and non-profit organizations, will accelerate the achievement of climate change adaptation. Thus, the city will be more resilient to climate change in the future and can achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) No. 11 and 13.

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