“Orientation Seminar on Climate Change Adaptation”
was held in Surakarta City, Indonesia

The Orientation Seminar on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pilot Case of the Solo River Basin was organized by ICHARM on February 26, 2020, in Surakarta City, Indonesia. The event was a capacity building program of the Platform on Water Resilience and Disasters, aiming at initiating activities to formulate adaptation measures for climate change. It gathered around 40 participants from relevant agencies and stakeholders. Director KOIKE Toshio, Chief Researcher OKADA Tomoyuki, Senior Researcher Mohamed Rasmy Abdul Wahid, Senior Researcher TOMIZAWA Yosuke, and Research Specialist USHIYAMA Tomoki participated from ICHARM, providing lectures on climate change, introducing climate change impact assessment, and giving suggestions to improve disaster resilience. Local agencies, such as the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR), the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics, and the Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia, also presented their ongoing activities to address climate change. Participants earnestly discussed local issues on the Solo River basin and a data sharing policy among the platform member organizations.

After moving to Jakarta, on February 27, the ICHARM researchers visited PUPR and reported the results of the orientation seminar to Minister Basuki and other PUPR executives, including the director general of water resources.


- Mr. Charisal Akdian Manu
- Prof. KOIKE Toshio
- Dr. USHIYAMA Tomoki
- Dr. Mohamed Rasmy Abdul Wahid
- Mr. TOMIZAWA Yosuke
- Dr. Ardhasena Sopaheluwkan
- Ms. Pramudita Mahyastuti
- Mr. Dwi Agus Kuncoro
- Prof. Waluyo Hatmoko

A scene of the Orientation Seminar on Climate Change Adaptation
A scene of the Orientation Seminar on Climate Change Adaptation
Meeting with PUPR Minister Basuki
Meeting with PUPR Minister Basuki