* Written by: Cemara Dinda
Project team members for the Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) funded by the European Union (EU) sat together to reinvigorate the project ensuring the best delivery in its final year assisting cities to achieve their climate commitments. The meeting was conducted in Jakarta, May 16-17, 2023.
During the discussion, CRIC Project team meeting included the project team members located in Jakarta Office as well as Field Officers (FOs) from Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Eastern Indonesia. The discussion ensured all team members are on the same track and prepared the project delivery. This includes, among others, certain aspects of trainings and tools development regarding measuring vulnerability, tagging, to needs of a baseline study in analysing how various sectors (particularly transportation) in a city could contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emission.
The team also delved deeply into the project work plan and logical framework, focusing on what needs to be accomplished an improved in its final year. This also includes how the CRIC project team and partners could collaborate fruitfully. Following a constructive discussion between project team members and FOs, the following priorities were determined:
- It was agreed that all climate mitigation and adaptations be completed for all pilot cities, including Climate Action Plan reports;
- To effectively coordinate with partners (CCROM and city stakeholders);
- To assist partners and city stakeholders needs;
- Revision of logical framework;
- Tools development and trainings (including its materials and implementation) completed and delivered by partners;
- To improve knowledge and lessons learnt products such as online and printed publications, website, Youtube channel, etc..
Discussion also highlighted components that are vital for acceleration, including tools development for disaster risk management, air pollution, waste management, sustainable use of resources (including water and sanitation), as well as tools for a waste to energy scheme. Others are training material development on aspects of sustainable urban development such as good governance, inclusiveness, smart technologies, early warning for disaster risks management, climate and energy transition, up until circular economy.
For the team members, the project meeting also served as a kind reminder of how crucial it is to share its activities among academics, local communities, local mayors, urban practitioners, and the media. Some expected improvements were also discussed, including the revitalisation of the project website, creation of joint and thematic campaigns, and strategy creation for content production coordinated with all team members and in line with the project's key messages.
Following this meeting, the CRIC Project team will also coordinate with Partners to consolidate further.