Moderate News, Ambon. The Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF) – BAPPENAS in cooperation with USAID funded 4 new Adaptation and Toughness Program activities in Central and Eastern Indonesia.
“The climate change program is not solely for emissions reduction and environmental issues, but also for economic improvement, and poverty alleviation. So the climate change adaptation program should be mainstreamed into national development, “said Dr Medrilzam, Environment Director of Bappenas (As Secretary of ICAFW MWA) in the opening of the workshop on the project management of adaptation and toughness program, at Swiss-Bellhotel Ambon, on 20-22 March 2017.
Four activities in the ICCTF’s new Adaptation and Toughness Program on the second bacth of 2017 are the Food and Water Resilience Program toward the Climate Tough Community, in Rote, Ndau, NTT, by the East CIS Volunteer Association. Food Security and Economics Program Based on “Vulnerable Households” for Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Kep. Aru, Maluku, by the Baileo Maluku Foundation; Program for Building Food Security and Economy of Vulnerable Groups through Sustainable Agriculture in Drought Prone Areas in Pangkep District, South Sulawesi, by FIELD Foundation; And Climate Change Adaptation with Bio-Slurry Application in Lombok (ASA- Lombok), District of North Lombok, by Yayasan Rumah Energi.
ICCTF-USAID currently finances 31 mitigation and adaptation programs in the provinces of Aceh, Riau, West Sumatra, Jambi, South Sumatra, Bangka Belitung, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, Sulawesi South, East Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, DI. Jogjakarta, said Pak Sudaryanto, USAID Project Team Leader.
ICCTF with trust funds supports the Indonesian government and stakeholders in Indonesia, to be adaptable and more resilient in the face of the negative impacts of climate change. (HS)
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