|CARE builds resilience in Indonesia|
Kalimantan, Indonesia, Challenging choices in a changing environment
Since the failure of the Mega rice project in Kalimantan, communities are struggling to make their living of the infertile peat lands of central Kalimantan. Due to mismanagement, unclear regulations and unsustainable traditional coping mechanism, recurrent peat fires are threatening the livelihoods of local farmers; it’s contributing to health problems and global warming due to the Co2 emission. How can local communities make a difference in protecting the environment while making a sustainable resilient living?
Join CARE, Wageningen University and Groupe URD in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia – an area rich for its biodiversity and its role in carbon and moisture exchange for the planet. Learn how we are working together with community members to help them better adapt to a changing climate, lower disaster risk, and rise and stay out of poverty.
The RESILIENCE project started in 2010 in Indonesia, Bolivia and Ethiopia, working closely with local partners, local authorities and private sector. The project’s overall objective is to "improve the North-South Development Cooperation towards enhanced integrated poverty reduction programming and practices that will better assist poor people improving their livelihood security, while strengthening their resilience to climate change and other natural hazards."
To achieve this objective, the RESILIENCE project will:
- Research and analyze the differences and similarities between the different disciplines and between different stakeholders in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Poverty Reduction (PR) projects;
The RESILIENCE project receives support from the European Commission.
This clip is part of a larger film to be released later in the year.