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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of Coastal Communities on the island of Lombok, Indonesia

Submitted by Ismail Zakaria 8th October 2012 1:34
An introduction to I-CATCH (English version)

Implementing I-Catch

The Indonesian Climate Adaptation Tool for Coastal Habitats (I-CATCH) was a collaborative effort between Indonesian Marine and Climate Support (IMACS), the Santiri Foundation and MMAF, together with input from the Indonesian National Council of Climate Change, Indonesian Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency, and Indonesian Ministry of Environment, to identify and assess the vulnerability of coastal society to the impacts of climate change.

The I-CATCH tool helps to ensure assessments are conducted in a systematic way. It was adapted from global best practices and was developed through detailed consultations with academics, government officials, and NGO representatives.

Assessment using I-CATCH is a participatory approach where village members are expected to actively engage in the process of information gathering. The tool is designed specifically for local coastal communities, with a focus on fisheries and other livelihoods. Professional community facilitators tested I-CATCH near Jakarta in several settings to ensure its effectiveness during the early development phase.

I-CATCH is comprised of two parts: the first part is a vulnerability assessment (VA) methodology that can be utilized by coastal community members and other stakeholders to identify key aspects of their lives and livelihood that are vulnerable to climate change. The second part is the Community Adaptation Plan (CAP), which is utilized by a community to define and decide what activities need to carried out in order to minimize potential negative impacts and increase overall resilience.

Coastal sites where the I-Catch method will be implemented

IMACS implemented the I-CATCH tool in 100 villages across 10 districts in the two IMACS target provinces of West Nusa Tenggara and Southeast Sulawesi. Villages were selected by MMAF based on inputs and priorities from local DKPs. The vulnerability assessments and adaptation plans were facilitated by local NGOs. To accomplish this work, the NGOs deployed facilitators across both provinces who were trained and mentored by senior facilitators from IMACS. DKP officials from the provinces and districts were also involved during the training of trainers for I-CATCH. The I-CATCH tool is now being used by MMAF outside of the two initial target provinces.

Read more about the implementation of I-CATCH in the IMACS Final Report (download from right-hand column) and through the further resources provided below.

A man prepares the day’s catch for transport via motorcycle in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara province.


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The I-Catch method is something that should be understood by varied stakeholders especially for those who work in coastal areas. Unfortunately, the link contains about the methods cannot be accessible. The website seems no longer active. Does anyone can provide me the method in pdf or word so that I and the others can also learn and practice it?

Thanks in advance.

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Dear Amar,

Thank you for alerting us to this. We have now updated the page with the final project report and all the related content we could find, and have contacted the contributors and associated organisations to see if there is a user guide or similar for I-CATCH that you can use. We will share further details/resources here as soon as we can.

All the best, Julia

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Dear Julia, 

thanks for responding my needs. It helps me a lot. I would love to wait for the user guide of I-CATCH so that we can also practice the tool in other areas for common benefits.

Best wishes,