Anjana Tiwari – I am an enthusiastic young architect from Nepal completing my masters program in urban environmental management from the School of Environment, Resources and Development at AIT. I aspire to contribute towards sustainable development through local level planning, green architecture and disaster-resilient infrastructure development. Hence, to expand my pragmatic approach and knowledge:
I joined RRCAP as a part-time intern for 3 months (May 2018- August 2018). I supported RRCAP in research and communications, particularly in analyzing approved funding proposals to the Green Climate Fund and distilling good practices in proposal writing and development. Apart from this, I got to research on programs and activities of south-south cooperation and triangular cooperation related to climate resilient development. From this internship, I learned about proposal writings, case studies analysis and time management.
Internship Topic: Dynamic flood risk forecasting in Ba province in the Republic of the Fiji Islands
At the completion of my DPMM Professional Masters coursework, I was attached with the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) at their regional office at AIT for my required internship.
I considered myself fortunate for I got to do a hands-on experience on multi-hazard early warning systems that have been applied and managed in Africa and Asia. As part of my project, I worked on dynamic flood risk forecasting in Ba province in the Republic of the Fiji Islands. It was a great learning experience as I got to realize the how flood risk forecasting using past rainfall data can prevent disastrous flood impacts and minimize losses.
Internship Topic: Development of Flood Forecast using SMART system:
A case study of Lomaiviti Province
The internship with RIMES from June – July has given experiences and deepen my understanding of their roles within the Asian Region. The Hands-on experience specifically in the collection of data and development of Early warning through SMART system has given me work experience especially in the field of disaster management in the country. Our country has limited human resources personnel to develop such system and this collaboration has assisted in the completion of 2 piloted provinces.
I am Luong Thi Thuy, a Vietnamese student, currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Urban Environmental Management (UEM) at the Asian Institute of Technology.
I joined the Waste Management Cluster at RRC.AP as an intern for 2.5 months from May 2018 to July 2018. During that time, I supported the cluster with desk research on decentralized sanitation system and solid waste management, in particular, Johkasou technology in Philippines and, plastic waste to marine in Vietnam.