Reality Check: Semarang, Indonesia - Resilient Cities

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Reality Check: Semarang, Indonesia - Resilient Cities
Resilient Cities 2011
2nd World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change
Bonn, Germany, 3 - 5 June 2011
Session description as of 30 May 2011
Reality Check: Semarang, Indonesia
Date: Saturday, 4 June Session language:
Time: 14:30-18:00
Room: S17-S18
Organized by:
Adrien Labaeye, [email protected]
Special Note: Attendance is limited and representatives from local governments are given a priority in
attending this workshop.
Semarang is a large coastal port city on the north coast of Java, Indonesia, population 1.5 million.
It is highly vulnerable to increasing temperatures, extreme weather patterns of heavy rain and drought and
rising sea levels. Flooding commonly occurs in lower areas such as coastal areas or basins, or in
neighbourhoods with inadequate or non-functional drainage systems. Erosion and landslides occur in the
hilly areas in the south of the city. Floods have a great negative impact on almost all sectors of society –
residential, transport, health, agriculture, fisheries, drainage and infrastructure sectors.At the other extreme,
droughts impact on drinking water supply, health, agriculture and fisheries. Semarang has participated in
the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) and prepared a City Resilience Strategy
which encompasses, land use planning, microfinance, tackling coastal erosion, and disaster early warning
The Reality Check Workshops offer local governments and congress participants a unique opportunity for a
journey into the reality of one specific urban setting and its climate adaptation challenge.
The Reality Check Workshop methodology offers a comprehensive and in-depth overview of the London
adaptation challenge along the following steps:
Presentation of the metropolitan area including its basic facts (economics, topography, social and
demographic structure);
Overview of the projected changes in the local climate patterns and the anticipated impact;
Vulnerability assessment;
A hindsight on the level of climate and disasters’ awareness within the population and the State
and local administrations;
Presentation of the strategy to answer the adaptation challenge;
The audience is given the opportunity to ask questions and identify key issues before splitting into
sub working groups that will address specific questions in a ‘problem-solving’ exercise;
Report from rapporteurs follows for plenary discussion;
The attendance addresses the special issue of finance.
A coffee break will split the workshop in two equal parts (1.5 hour each)
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Steve Gawler, Director International Programs, ICLEI Oceania
Hendrar Prihadi, Vice Mayor, Semarang City, Indonesia
Budi Prakosa, Head of spatial and environment division, Local Development Planning
Board (BAPPEDA), Semarang, Indonesia
Feri Prihantoro, Executive Director of BINTARI, BINTARI Indonesia
Feri Prihantoro has worked for BINTARI Foundation (a local environmental NGO of Semarang that
aiming to assist the city in achieving sustainable development) for almost 10 years and actively
involved in different BINTARI activities. In 2005, he was appointed as the BINTARI’s program
manager. He has vast training experiences, both in national and international level, related to
environmental education and sustainability issues. He also has experiences as a speaker or trainer
for different national and international environmental forum and workshop. His active involvement in
BINTARI activities and the aforementioned experiences as well as his background in urban and
regional planning provides him with extensive knowledge and expertise in diverse environmentalrelated issues, including environmental education, community capacity building and climate change.
For the past 6 years, he had published different articles and publications which mainly focusing in
education for sustainable matter. His latest publication entitled ‘Adaptation and Mitigation Climate
Change through Agro-forestry base on Community Participation at BINTARI Foundation’ was made
in 2009 in coordination with the Environment Restoration and Conservation Agency (ERCA) of Japan.
Purnomo Dwi Sasongko, Head of Spatial and Development Division, Local Development
Planning Board (BAPPEDA), Indonesia
Purnomo Dwi Sasongko was appointed as the Division Head of Regional and Infrastructure
Development Plan of Semarang’s Regional Development Board (BAPPEDA) in 2010. Prior to this
promotion, he had worked for and acted as the head of different divisions of local government
agencies for over 20 years. These different roles and responsibilities had equipped him with
extensive knowledge and experiences in issues that mainly relevant to housing and settlement,
spatial planning and also urban planning. As a government representative he has a sound
understanding in government plans, policies and actions that relevant to the aforementioned issues.
His background in architecture and management as well as urban and regional planning has helped
in building his familiarity with issues that he has to deal with in his working field.
Budi Chairuddin, Project Coordinator Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network
(ACCCRN), Mercy Corps Indonesia
Budi Chairuddin has a background in social and political science with major in anthropology. His
main field of interests are community development and environmental sector, especially that related
to climate change and disaster risk reduction issue. He recently joined Mercy Corps as the program
coordinator for ACCCRN program that focusing on building community’s resilience towards climate
change impacts. He has been working in environmental sector for over 10 years. Before Mercy
Corps, he works in a local NGO (PERAMU) in West Java and also in the Association of Indonesia
Municipalities (Apeksi). These experiences have provided him with sound understanding and
capacity in matters related to community development, climate change and disaster risk reduction
process and also stakeholder’s engagement and capacity building, including coordinating with both
local and national government. His involvement in different national and international trainings and
seminars have further improved his skills in environmental sector, especially in the issues of climate
change and best practice implementation
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