Radio Talkshow Episode 4: "Developing Initiatives for Climate change Adaptation and Imigation in Integrated Water Resources Management (Citarum River Basins)"

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Contact Person : Gladys Siti Hatmanti and Prima Yustitia

As a part of TA ADB 7189 Awareness Raising and Communication activities, the fourth talk shows was conducted on 9 September 2013 discussed the importance of synergy amongst stakeholders to plan and to implement action for the improvement of Citarum river basins. Initiatives to protect and care the CRB from environmental aspect need to consider socio-economics and cultural aspects of the community. The resource persons of this talk shows session were Mrs. Ayu Sukenjah (BLH Kota Bandung), Mr. Didin Rohidin (Civil Society Organization-Lembang), and Dr Siti Amanah (Communication and Community Empowerment Specialist). It is clear from the talk shows that each organization or institution has its own interest, vision, and mission. With the notion of integrated water resources management of CRB, every single actor need to understand the context and scope of the CRB management, develop better communication and co-operative. There are a number of initiatives for climate change adaptation and mitigation in CRB, both in community level and in the organization levels. The initiatives need supports such as facilitation, appropriate technology, budgeting, and organization development.

Awareness Raising and Communication activity is a part of TA ADB 7189 Package E series of activities implemented by CCROM SEAP in collaboration with Ministry of Environment and Forestry Indonesia (KLHK), Regional Environmental Agency of West Java Province (BPLHD Jawa Barat), as well as Districts/Cities local government in the area of Citarum river basin. The aim of awareness rising activity is to design and to implement awareness programme on the topics of IWRM to respond climate change in CRB using various media and approaches relevant to the needs of the multi stakeholders (government, community, business sectors); to increase knowledge and understanding of the target groups about climate change, the causes, impacts, and initiation to mitigate and adapt to climate change, in the context of IWRM-CRB; and to help transform behaviour of targetted group to be more sensitive to the issue of climate change and its effects to the water resources, and support the process of strengthening institutionin managing the resources.

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