Department of Family and Consumer Science IPB University and Islamic Relief Indonesia Conduct Gender-Based Climate Change Adaptation Studies.

Department of Consumer and Family Science, Faculty of Human Ecology, IPB University in collaboration with Islamic Relief Indonesia conducted a study "Gender-Based Approach to Climate Change Adaptation in Lombok". This study aims to assess the extent to which women are vulnerable to climate change disasters on the island of Lombok. This study also identifies the process of mainstreaming gender issues in development planning. As well as identifying gender-based best practices in accordance with the results of evaluations and lessons learned during the project.

In the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Gender Based Approach to Climate Change Adaptation in Lombok”, last week, the Dean of the Faculty of Human Ecology, Prof. Ujang Sumarwan said that gender and climate change are two important issues. And these two issues are closely related to the welfare of society. So this study is important. "The scope of this study focuses on measuring the need to increase the capacity of women and girls in efforts to adapt to climate change," he said.

This FGD was attended by approximately 24 participants consisting of Islamic Relief Worldwide, Islamic Relief Indonesia, Directorate of Climate Change Adaptation of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), KONSEPSI, ASEAN Disability Forum (ADF), Association of Indonesian People with Disabilities (PPDI), Association of Indonesian Disability Indonesian Women with Disabilities (HWDI) and IPB University.

"The purpose of holding this FGD is to get input and views, as well as recommendations from FGD participants regarding the development of the Gender Based Approach to Climate Change Adaptation in Lombok," he added.

The FGD began with an explanation of the study framework, study methodology as well as the target location and survey respondents on the island of Lombok with a climate change lens. This presentation was delivered by Dr. Perdinan, a lecturer at the Department of Geophysics and Meteorology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) IPB University.

In this session, there were three speakers from the Department of Family and Consumer Science, IPB University. Namely Dr. Herien Puspitawati who explained “The Impact of Climate Change from a Gender Perspective; Risda Rizkillah, SP, MSi who discussed women's rights and strategies so that women can adapt to climate change and Alfiasari, SP, MSi who explained about children's rights, the impact of climate change on children, and the challenges faced in mainstreaming children in climate change.

Meanwhile, the CEO of Islamic Relief Indonesia, Nanang S Dirja, briefly explained the background of this study. In addition, Shahin Ashraf, MBE as Head of Global Advocacy, Islamic Relief Worldwide (study committee) emphasized that children and women are the group most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to gender inequality. (**/Zul) (har)

Published Date : 04-Apr-2022

Resource Person : Dr Perdinan, Prof Ujang Sumarwan

Keyword : Climate Change, IPB University