28.08.2017 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Promoting Inclusive Climate Change Adaptation Policies in Indonesia

Applying Analytical Framework for Inclusive Policy Design in Indonesia

Today, the workshop organized by Indonesia’s MOST National Committee kicked off the joint initiative to analyse the national regulatory framework for social protection and disaster risk reduction in the coastal areas of the country.

The initiative aims to assess the degree of inclusiveness of the national laws and regulations in this area, and to generate policy recommendations based on the findings. The National Working Group will use various practical tools produced by UNESCO to assist Member States in the achievement of inclusive Sustainable Development Goals, such as the Analytical Framework for Inclusive Policy Design, and Inclusive Policy Lab.

People living in the coastal areas of Indonesia are at the forefront in the fight against negative effects of climate change. Recognizing the special vulnerability of these communities, the government has enacted a wide range of laws and regulations to protect coastal populations against the effects of climate change, and to reduce the associated risks. But how do we integrate social protection, disaster risk reduction and climate change mitigation policies to optimize their reach to all citizens? How do we design these policies to make sure that girls and women, the very poor households, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups have equal access to the benefits of these policies?

The project aims to enhance technical capacity and to promote collaboration among the national stakeholders – MOST National Committee, policymakers from key ministries, and representatives of civil society – on promoting inclusive policy assessment and design in regards to social protection and disaster risk reduction in the coastal areas of Indonesia.

Following today’s workshop, the National Working Group will conduct the analysis of the national regulatory framework, in close collaboration with the Social and Human Sciences unit at UNESCO Jakarta Office.  The analytical exercise will pave the way to the National Policy Dialogue – the culminating event of the project to present the major findings and results of the policy assessment process and to formulate recommendations for policymakers on how to address the identified gaps.

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