Vulnerability Assessment of Seascape in Raja Ampat

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In 2022, CARI! in consortium with PT LAPI ITB conducted the study “Vulnerability Assessment in Indonesia’s Coastal Areas, Case Studies: The Bird’s Head Seascape in West Papua” to support Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN) project. This project objective is to assess climate risk, as well as identify and adopt nature-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation strategies that contribute to ecosystem resilience and reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities.

Our work consisted of past event natural and anthropogenic hazards assessments through risk assessment, then calculating the estimation of disaster damages and losses. The assessments are focused on subdistricts unit of analysis at Sorong Regency, Raja Ampat Regency, Tambrauw Regency, and Sorong City. We also extend our research to identify relevant and potential stakeholders in coastal management and disaster risk reduction at province and regency levels. Furthermore, we recommend climate change adaptation and disaster mitigation strategies as inputs for developing village adaptation plans in designing nature-based solutions.