Civil works for RISE demonstration site underway
Joy Amor Bailey
An urban climate change resilience specialist, Joy manages the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF) portfolio in Indonesia and the Philippines.
Ongoing installation of nature-based solutions for the RISE Project.
The Urban Sector Group under the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is implementing this pilot project with funding from the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund amounting to $196,000. Monash University is co-implementing the project, providing $93,000 for the equipment and civil works.
The City Government of Makassar has also pledged to finance the construction and maintenance of other amenities such as street lighting and solid waste management, as well as the subsidies of up to $1,000 per housing unit to improve its structural integrity and reduce household vulnerability.
In addition, ADB’s Southeast Asia Department, together with Indonesia’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing, is currently preparing an investment grant that will replicate this project in additional sites.