Over the past two weeks, we engaged in a collaborative effort with esteemed organizations such as the Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) to facilitate a comprehensive training program titled “Managing Risk in the Face of Climate Change.” The primary aim of this training was to enlighten participants hailing from various countries, particularly from Africa, about climate change mitigation strategies and its implications for communities in Indonesia.
The training sessions were conducted in different regions of Indonesia, including Jakarta, Subang, and Indramayu, with a particular focus on the Kandanghaur District. During these sessions, we closely observed the socio-economic adaptations carried out by communities and government-related institutions in response to climate change, as well as the disaster mitigation measures they have implemented regarding the tidal floods that recurrent frequently.
Moreover, to gain firsthand insights into the management of mangrove forest plantations and their role in preventing tidal floods, we also organized a training session at Karangsong Beach in Indramayu. This provided an excellent opportunity to witness the effective measures taken to safeguard the region from potential climate-related hazards.