The Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA) is a multi-disciplinary and international collaborative partnership, combining the science of interpreting climate change’s uncertainties, risks, and impacts with social science analysis from geography, anthropology, and planning. It addresses vulnerabilities to climate change in urbanizing areas of Southeast Asia to enhance resilience and, hence, economic and social well-being.

The Partnership is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Latest Partnership News

2nd International Conference – “Our Climate – Our Future: Regional Perspectives on a Global Challenge”

  • September 23, 2019 - September 25, 2019
  • Berlin, Germany

The Helmholtz Climate Initiative Regional Climate Change (REKLIM) is inviting researchers to submit papers to the 2nd International Conference "Our Climate - Our Future: Regional Perspectives on a Global Challenge“ to be held on September 23-25, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.  The conference aims to provide a forum where scientists from around the globe can present…


NEW DISSERTATION: Transforming Climate Resilience:
 A Case Study of Myanmar Migrants in Phuket, Thailand

Dr. Angelica de Jesus-Bretschneider’s research on the lives of 80 Myanmar migrants in Phuket, Thailand serves as a case study for the importance of taking a directly political approach to planning for climate resilience. In her thesis, Dr. de Jesus-Bretschneider describes the vulnerabilities of Myanmar migrants in Phuket as embodied structural violence, which refers to…


NEW PUBLICATION: Visualizing Vulnerability for Inclusive Community Resilience: Photovoice Evidence from the Philippines

  Dr. Yanjun Cai’s most recent publication the integration of photovoice with Facebook to demonstrate diverse dimensions of vulnerability through the lens of twenty-six informal settlers in metropolitan Manila and Cebu City. Through this mixed-methods approach, her article adds to the growing literature on vulnerability as an intrinsic and dynamic outcome of unjust social structures…


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