Strengthening Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities towards Hydro-meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Impacts (StResCom)

StResComStResCom is a three-years project implemented by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office in Jakarta and funded by the Japan-Funds-in-Trust (JFIT). The Project aims to strengthen coastal and small island communities' resilience to hydro-meteorological hazards and climate change impacts in Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor Leste.

StResCom focuses on linking indigenous knowledge - such as lifestyle, survival, coping and mitigation strategies - with science, creating policies on disaster risk reduction and climate change for communities


Year I (2010-2011) Output: partnerships and dialogue among stakeholders

  • Regional workshop to create dialogue and build partnerships
  • National workshops to identify needs and gaps in each country
  • National and regional donor meetings
  • Baseline analysis of community awareness
  • Action research to document indigenous knowledge


Year II (2011-2012) Output: educational and awareness-raising material

  • Assessment tool for community and small island community
  • Education and awareness raising
  • Field implementation at pilot sites in Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor Leste.

Year III (2012-2013) Output: lesson learned and good practices

  • Vulnerability of coastal and small island communities assessment
  • Training for trainers
  • Community action plans
  • Information sharing of lessons learned and good practices