Striving the Urban Community Resilience in Mamminasata, South Sulawesi
On April 10, 2023, RDI representatives Dr. Saut Sagala, Danang Azhari, and Akhirul Insan attended the World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia Office - Wisma PMI in South Jakarta. (WRI) and PT ITS Tekno Sains held a kick-off meeting. The meeting discussed the work plan, strategy, and timing of the Urban Community Resilience Assessment (UCRA) study in Makassar. The project started in April 2023 and is expected to be completed in September 2023. In the session, the team will develop a UCRA methodology that can integrate local specificity and mobility aspects into indicators and tools for urban community resilience.
As a following step, RDI and WRI successfully conducted the Kick-off Meeting and Focus Group Discussion on Urban Community Resilience Assessment (UCRA) in Makassar with the key stakeholder. The event took place at Aston Hotel, Makassar. Generally, this project aims to develop and implement assessment methods that incorporate UCRA and mobility patterns, specifically for Makassar City and its metropolitan area (Mamminasata Metropolitan Area). The assessment aims to support the government’s efforts to enhance resilience, particularly in coastal areas.
The opening remark was delivered by Hoferdy Zawani, Urban Sustainability Senior Program Lead at WRI Indonesia, followed by Mrs. Anna Buana, Associate Planning Expert at the South Su- latest regional research, planning, and development agency, who discussed the low-carbon development plan for Mamminasata Metropolitan Area (MMA). The kick-off was followed by a discussion led by the RDI team to formulate UCRA indicators for MMA and select a pilot location for the resilient assessment. The discussion focused on climate change adaptation conditions, potentials and challenges, and local government policies/programs. Various stakeholders, including government representatives from the Centre of Sustainable Transportation, Ministry of Transportation, BBWS Pompengan Jeneberang, South Sulawesi Government, Makassar City Government, and Gowa Regency Government. Academic institutions like Unhas and UIN Alaui- din, as well as CSOs like Sulawesi Community Government (SCF), were also involved in this discussion.
On the next day, the RDI team (Danang Azhari, Febrianty Hasanah, and Akhirul Insan) conducted an initial observation of Lae-Lae Island, one of the pilot locations for the Urban Community Resilient Assessment (UCRA) in Mammminasata. The team visited several locations that are prone to tidal floods. The RDI team also interviewed the local community to further identify the socio-economic and access to basic needs issues. The information obtained is expected to provide an initial overview to enrich the UCRA study in Mamminasata. More upcoming discussions in late June and ahead will aim to collect more data on this study.
Written by: Neng Vivie Nurfauziah Rukmini & Justika Ayu (Outreach Interns)