Building coastal resilience to reduce climate change impacts in South Sulawesi

Botto village with its 2,144 inhabitants is located at the Gulf of Bone in Wajo district in South Sulawesi. The villagers face severe enviromental degradation in form of mangrove deforestation. Climate change impacts such an increased number of flood, high tides, sea level rise, high waves, long and strong winds especially affect the fishery.

CARE project staff and governmental and community representatives conducted a “Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis” to gain information on climate change impact on livelihoods and existing adaptation strategies in target communities. CARE applied participatory rural appraisal tools such as historical timeline, hazard map, vulnerability matrix, seasonal calendar and Venn diagram. Additionally CARE facilitated a “Village Vision Mapping” process in which the stakeholders identified the current situation in the village, developed an ideal state of their village and strategies to achieve these ideal conditions. Based on these findings, adaptation projects with communities and local government were designed. A feasibility study was conducted to ensure that interventions are climate smart. Additionally, local government was trained in budgeting to be able to integrate best adaptation practices into development plans. Experiences are shared among Indonesian and Thai stakeholders and CARE staff to increase knowledge

Read full article by Katrin von der Dellen on WeAdapt.


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