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Community resilience is key

June 30th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

By Cherian K. Mathews

The closure of the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) last week in Bangkok is the next big step for global and regional work toward the 3rd World Conference on DRR to be held in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015. The Asia-Pacific region has, over the past few years, borne 80 percent of the global losses resulting from disasters.

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Inequality and Climate Change

June 17th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

By Winnie Byanyima.

Two major injustices – inequality and climate change – are threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger. By concentrating wealth and power in the hands of a few, inequality robs the poorest people of the support they need to improve their lives. And as climate change devastates crops and livelihoods, it undoes poor people’s efforts to feed their families.

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Merapi Inspirasi Liska di Marapi

June 16th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Seorang mahasiswi Liska Martina terinspirasi oleh letusan gunung api di Yogyakarta untuk menjadi penggerak masyarakat. Besar harapannya dapat mengubah pemahaman masyarakat di desanya tentang pengurangan risiko bencana.

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Merawat Kehidupan Dengan Bertani di Kepulauan Yapen Papua

June 5th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Oleh Rini Hanifa, Project Officer Vanila di Serui, Yapen Waropen, Papua Barat.

Edward Mora bekerja makin giat di ladangnya setelah anaknya lahir sebulan silam. Dua anak pertamanya tak sempat berusia panjang karena meninggal lantaran sakit. Kini dengan penuh semangat petani lulusan Sekolah Menengah Atas di Serui, Kepulauan Yapen, Provinsi Papua Barat, bekerja mengolah kebun kopi, vanila dan beragam sayuran dengan dampingan mitra Oxfam Koperasi Serba Usaha Wamanuan Mbe Intabono Yawa. Kol, caisim, cabe rawit dan sawi putih, sawi hijau, bayam, tomat, kol, kacang buncis adalah produksi kebun Edward yang diminati pasar di sekitar tempat tinggalnya di Kepulaun Yapen.

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Empowering Women Food Producers in Climate Change Struggle

May 20th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

For small-scale fisher folks like Habibah and her husband, the sea no longer provides the way it used to.  Coming from a long line of fisherman who lived and plied North Jakarta’s shores and seas, the 50-year-old remembers back when the sea was clean and unpolluted, and the fishermen did not have to sail far from the coast to catch fish. Back then a day’s catch brought abundant fishes, crabs and shrimps, many caught in the dense mangrove forests that once surrounded her village Marunda Kepu.

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Indiana Jones and the changing climate

April 21st, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off
“Years of Living Dangerously” will help you see an old issue in a brand-new way.
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Kisah Perempuan Raknamo Memantau Anggaran Desa

February 20th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

“Ternyata katong sebagai perempuan tidak selamanya hanya mengurusi dapur, sawah dan anak saja. Katong juga punya andil dalam Anggaran Desa. Katong juga bisa bersuara bagaimana Anggaran Dana Desa itu harus digunakan…” kata  Gernelia Ndoki, kordinator KPPA Desa Raknamo, Kabupaten Kupang, Provinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur.

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A Famous Puppeteer Encourages People to Reduce Risks

February 13th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Disaster management works are not government responsibility only, but these are everybody’s business. It is not only about response, but also preventive. It is important to North Lombok people because Hazard Disaster Indonesia _ released by National Disaster Management Agency _ stated that this province is prone to floods, earthquakes, cyclones, landslides and drought.

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Satu Atap dan Pelangi Pangan Nabire

January 29th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Marice Tamara telah berupaya membuat anak-anak mau bersekolah meski tinggal di daerah pedalaman. Berhasil membuat anak-anak mau bersekolah menjadi modal baginya mengajak orangtua mereka menanam tanaman lokal umbi-umbian yang  berguna bagi gizi keluarga. Guru taman kanak-kanak ini sukses memenuhi gizi warga dengan biaya murah. Tinggal di daerah pedalaman dimana harga pangan mahal, Marice dapat meringankan beban penduduk akan kebutuhan pangan yang sehat.

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Pak Guru Kopi

January 29th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Nama lengkapnya Yosep Supriyono. Para murid biasa memanggilnya Pak Yosep. Pria berkacamata ini sudah mengajar sejak tahun 2009 di SMP YPPK Santo Fransiskus Moanemani. Pria lajang yang lahir di Semarang tigapuluh tahun silam lalu ini mengajar bidang studi biologi dan kimia sesuai dengan latar belakang pendidikannya sarjana Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan – Unipa Manokwari Jurusan Biologi.

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