30th March – 2nd April 2017 Fourth International workshop on “The TWINSEA Lessons Learnt and Outlook: Enhancing Resilience in Indonesia and South East Asia Cities through Low-Regret Adaptation Measures”

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The workshop was organized for three days in Denpasar and Kuta Bali, followed by a field trip in South Bali. The event is part of the TWINSEA project, which aims to build an expert network on science and research and to promote Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change (CCA) strategies in coastal areas throughout Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The event is supported by the National Education University (UNDIKNAS) Bali as a local partner. The workshop brought together national and international experts consisting of scientists, practitioners and actors from the private business sector. Approximately, 140 participants attended this workshop and showed an increase of more than 70% of participants compared to the 3rd Workshop in Jakarta. The organizer team was mainly led by ICIAR LIPI, in close collaboration with UNDIKNAS and also the University of Hannover and UNU EHS. Prof. Gadis Sri Haryani, Director of ICIAR LIPI in her speech highlighted that TWINSEA has succeeded in its mission to create an expert network. Vice-Rector of the University of the United Nations in Europe and Director of the Institute for Environment and Human Resources (UNU EHS), Prof. Jakob Rhyner, expressed his appreciation for the implementation of TWINSEA Workshop to LIPI and UNDIKNAS. Following the Vice Director of UNU EHS, Dr. Matthias Garschagen (UNU EHS) as TWINSEA Coordinator delivered his speech. Chairman of LIPI, Prof. Dr. Iskandar Zulkarnain in his opening speech conveyed the need for improvement of government policies and priorities related to climate change and disaster risk reduction based on science. The workshop sessions consisted of three sessions. The first session is lesson and future prospects of ecosystem services and adaptation of low regret. The second session is a future view of socio-economic vulnerability and the path of development. The third session is the future view of science policy and communication.

The 4th TWINSEA Workshop 2017: Work Session on the Research School

In this working session, Dr. Simone Sandholz (UNU EHS) and Dr. Jonatan Lassa (Charles Darwin University) had resumed the findings and important notes of the 4th TWINSEA Workshop 2017, to be taken on board on the Spin-Off of TWINSEA to the Research School establishments.  Dr. Matthias Garschagen also wrapped the key findings and processes of the 2014-2017 TWINSEA workshops.  The session was followed by a concrete state of Research School through ICIAR’s presentation (Prof. Gadis Sri Haryani) including the introduction of the 6 candidates of the research school.  All of the candidates also gave flash talks on their research interests which most of the ideas are contemporary and innovative. DAAD and LPDP also presented their updates and programs as well as avenues to synchronize with the Research School.  LPDP is aiming at supporting 60,000 PhDs in Indonesia.  Scholarship funding and research funding will be combined to enable the increase of numbers of researchers in Indonesia.  At this stage, LIPI is requested to provide academic paper to propel the policy for research school to be agreed by 4 Ministries as Board of LPDP.  As for DAAD, for the current time can provide EPOS scholarship of which universities will conduct their own selection programs.  Research findings from DAAD are also available, but particularly for DAAD alumni, for material resources maximum 25,000 Euros per year.   Post-docs programs, and webinar programs are also available.

Field Visit

Field visit is aiming to understand the coastal development, coastal protection and disaster management including disaster preparedness particularly to Tsunami and Earthquake in Bali.

The field visit is divided into two days. In the first day, we focus on the coastal development and coastal protection. There are three destinations during the first day visit namely Serangan Island, TAHURA Mangrove, and Pandawa Beach. In the second day, we explore another coastal protection especially related to local culture background and the implementation of disaster management. There are three destinations in day second namely Tanah Lot (Holy temple on the coast), Hard rock hotel (Tsunami Ready Hotel), and PUSDALOP Bali (Disaster Crisis Centre).

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