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The Strengthening Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities towards Hydro-Meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Impacts (StResCom) Project

The Strengthening Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities towards Hydro-Meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Impacts (StResCom) Project
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The StResCom project aims to reduce disaster risks and increase the resilience of coastal and small island communities against hydro-meteorological hazards and climate change impacts. It focuses on linking indigenous knowledge – such as lifestyle, survival, coping and mitigation strategies – with science, creating policies on disaster risk reduction and climate change for communities.

This project is unique in its focus on integrating both scientific and traditional knowledge and know-how to enable communities to better deal with hazards and climate change, thus enabling them to mitigate risks and increase their resilience when disasters strike. Coastal and small island (CSI) communities are the focus of the project because they are the most vulnerable to climate–related hazards such as storm, cyclone and sea level rise.

Funded by the Japanese Government through the Japan Funds-in-Trust (JFIT), the StResCom project was initiated by UNESCO Office, Jakarta, and being implemented by the Jakarta Tsunami Information Center (JTIC)/Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) group and Sciences and Society (SCS) unit in close collaboration with partners in three countries namely Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor Leste. These countries were identified as project sites considering that they share common characteristics evident in their culture, vulnerabilities as well as their exposure to hydro-meteorological hazards.

The activities for the three-year project are as follows:

  • Activities Year 1: Baseline study on DRR efforts contributing to CCA, Regional Workshop, National Workshops, Action Research and DRR-CCA LINKs integration into Policy and Community Implementation;
  • Activities Year 2: CSI’s LINKS responding to Hydro-met hazards for DRR and CCA, Model development on knowledge-based DRM for CSI communities, Training of Trainers, Pilot Tests, Policy development based on Knowledge-based DM for Coastal and Small Island communities;
  • Activities Year 3: CSI’s knowledge based DM (DRR-CCA), Case study development, CSI knowledge based policy development, Lessons Learned, Integrating knowledge-based DM into CSI Community Development policy.

    The expected outputs of the projects are the following: (a) Integration of LINK on hydro-meteorological hazards and CCA; (b) Assessment tools for coastal and small island communities; and (c) Awareness-raising and development of educational materials.

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    • 04-11-2013
    Stakeholder meeting for Sandwatch Pilot Project in Liquica, Timor Leste
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    • 24-10-2013
    Indonesian Coastal Education (ICE) Workshops in Tangerang, Demak and Kendal
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    • 17-09-2013
    Request for Proposal for development of educational and awareness raising material for “Strengthening Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities towards Hydro‐meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Impacts” (StResCom) Project in Timor Leste
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    • 30-08-2013
    Request for Proposal for "Strengthening Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities towards Hydro-meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Impact” (StResCom) project," phase 3 in Philippines
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    • 22-04-2013
    Regional Workshop on Integrating Local and Indigenous Knowledge related to Hydro-meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Adaptation with Scientific Knowledge: Lessons learned, held in Manila, Philippines, 18-21 April 2013
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    • 22-02-2013
    Philippines National Workshop on Validation of Local and Indigenous Knowledge on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Small Island and Coastal Communities
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    • 05-12-2012
    The important role of Indigenous knowledge in disaster warning
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    • 10-10-2012
    CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR ACTIVITIES ON LOCAL AND INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE, DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN TIMOR LESTE
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    • 26-09-2012
    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR ACTIVITIES ON LOCAL AND INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE, DISATER RISK REDUCTION, AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN INDONESIA
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    • 26-09-2012
    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR ACTIVITIES ON LOCAL AND INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE, DISATER RISK REDUCTION, AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN THE PHILIPPINES
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    • 27-08-2012
    Regional Workshop titled “Integrating Local and Indigenous Knowledge with Scientific Knowledge for Knowledge-Based Risk Reduction” held in Jakarta, Indonesia, 6-8 August 2012
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    • 07-06-2012
    RFP for organizing a regional workshop on “Integrating Local and Indigenous Knowledge with Scientific Knowledge” in Indonesia, in July 2012
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    • 07-10-2011
    Call for a Proposal for Action Research to Identify, Document, and Record Local and Indigenous Knowledge (LINK)
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    • 12-08-2011
    REQUEST FOR A PROPOSAL for Facilitator of Action Research Activities in Timor Leste
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    • 10-08-2011
    REQUEST FOR A CONCEPT NOTE APPLICATION for Action Research on Local & Indigenous Knowledge on Hydro-meteorological Hazards & Climate Change Adaptation in Timor Leste
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    • 08-08-2011
    The National Workshop on Indigenous Knowledge on Hydro-meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Adaptation in Indonesia
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    • 19-07-2011
    National Workshop on Indigenous Knowledge on Climate Change Adaptation and Hydro-meteorological Hazards in the Philippines
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    • 01-03-2011
    Regional Workshop on Hydro-meteorological Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change
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    Documents

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    National Workshop on Indigenous Knowledge on Hydro-meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Adaptation. Mandaluyong City, The Philippines 12-13 July 2011
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