International Lecture Series #03 was held online via Zoom Meeting on Thursday, 1 June 2023. The theme of the discussion on the webinar is “Community Climate Change Resilience,” which is related to Sustainable Development Goal 13 (Climate Action), and Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities). On this occasion, Mada Sophianingrum, MT, M.Sc from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning Universitas Diponegoro, served as the moderator who guided the discussion with two presenters. The first material was delivered by Jenia Mukherjee, Ph.D from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, regarding “Co-ENGAGEing with the community in transboundary Sundarbans”. Meanwhile, Dr. Artiningsih from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning Universitas Diponegoro explained “Transformative Adaptation of Coastal Areas in Central Java”. Important notes in the discussion include that social resilience is an approach that is quite ideal for projects at Sundarbans and the importance of tangible knowledge products in this process. Social resilience can be defined as the ability of a social system to maintain its social integrity or integration when and/or after being disturbed, both from within and outside. Besides that, there are four main points in community capacity building as a transformative adaptation effort: vulnerability, coping, adaptation, and resilience. The resilience stage is characterized by social learning to achieve social, economic & environmental resilience through 1) Sustainable Livelihood Alternatives, and 2) Community readiness to reorganize & develop technological/institutional innovations. At the webinar, there were around 80 participants who attended online, not only students and lecturers at Diponegoro University but also academics from other universities both in Indonesia and abroad, representatives of government agencies, NGOs, and alumni of Diponegoro University.
The following is a recording link for International Lecture Series #03 2023