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Resilience Development Initiative [RDI] October-December Vol. 5-4

Date : 30 December 2018
Location : RDI Office (Bandung, Indonesia)

Dear RDI Colleagues,

I am pleased to send you the RDI Newsletter of 2018 (October - December)
In this newsletter we feature several updates and activities:

1. Central Sulawesi Field Survey: RDI Researchers Visited the Affected Areas of the Central Sulawesi Earthquake
In the aftermath of the Central Sulawesi Earthquake, RDI was handed a responsibility to assist in the development of a Recovery Masterplan. A field survey to Palu was also conducted in November 27-29 with our partner from Coventry University.

2. Field Survey to Sumba Island, GCRF Project Kickoff Meeting, and Bandung Energy Sustainability Symposium
Our ongoing research has taken us once again to Sumba. RDI Researchers along with Dr. Cheng Wen from Leeds University have conducted a field survey for the upcoming minigrid project. After the survey, a kickoff meeting for this project has also taken place alongside Bandung Energy Sustainability Symposium.

3. "Humans, Cities, and the Environment": Seminar by Prof. John E. Hernandez
On 16th November 2018, RDI attended a very compelling seminar brought by Prof. John E. Hernandez in Padjajaran University on the future of Humans, Cities, and the Environment

4. A Visit to Bogor`s Refugee Learning Centers
On 28 November 2018, one of RDI`s researcher, Dr. Nino Viartasiwi, in collaboration with researcher from BDSG (Bandung Disaster Study Group) Risye Dwiyani, conducted a preliminary assessment on two refugee learning centers at two villages in Kabupaten Bogor.

5. Voice of Members
Voice of members from:
a. Husnul Aris Alberdi (RDI Project Manager) regarding his recent visit to the GNDR meeting in Laos;
b. Teresa Retno Arsanti (RDI Grant Officer) regarding her attendance in an event on gender violence organized by UNPAR;
c. Dinda Ayu Sagita (RDI Research Officer) on her attendance in a disaster seminar with Prof. Dwikorita, the Head of BMKG as one of its speaker.

As always, RDI is happy to receive any updates from you and to carry out any potential collaboration.

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