The nexus between gender-based climate adaptation and localisation – Lessons from Indonesia

Climate change is a global issue, but its impacts manifest at local levels and are experienced differently according to social and economic factors, the burden of which is inequality distributed. To be equitable, sustainable and inclusive, climate change adaptation must be locally led and owned.

Giving local people the right resources, agency, information, tools, and capabilities enables them to use their unique indigenous knowledge of local conditions to prioritise and design adaptation solutions that best suit their unique circumstances.

During this event, arranged by Islamic Relief Indonesia in collaboration with KONSEPSI, we will hear from communities struggling with the climate crisis and share examples of local adaptation practices from communities in Lombok, such as the use of indigenous knowledge to understand weather and climate patterns to make decisions about crops and farming practices.

A panel of experts, including representatives from local government and civil society organisations will provide insights into the challenges and opportunities in climate change mitigation and inclusive adaptation in local contexts. Drawing upon lessons learned from the province of West Nusa Tenggara, the panel will also discuss measures to mainstream gender-based climate change adaptation into local planning and budgeting as well as Indonesia’s progress on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation through Low Carbon Development and Climate Resilience Strategy.

The event will also share Islamic Relief Indonesia and KONSPSI’s experiences and lessons learned on gender-based climate change adaptation initiatives including learnings from the implementation of gender-based climate adaptation field schools in 3 targeted communities of rain-fed agriculture, salt production, and lobsters cultivation.


1. Ela Nurhayati (Senior Climate Change Adaptation Officer, Islamic Relief Indonesia)

2. Dr Mohamad Taqiuddin (Director, KONSEPSI)

1. Shahin Ashraf (Head of Global Advocacy, Islamic Relief Worldwide)