Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Rural Socio-Economic Transformation: Agrarian, Ecology, Communication and Community Development Perspectives, RUSET 2021, 14-15 September 2021, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Communication and Advisory Services to Develop Community Knowledge to Climate Change: Citarum River Basin Context

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2317176,
        author={Siti  Amanah and Nita  Wala Kartika},
        title={Communication and Advisory Services to Develop Community Knowledge to Climate Change: Citarum River Basin Context},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Rural Socio-Economic Transformation: Agrarian, Ecology, Communication and Community Development Perspectives, RUSET 2021, 14-15 September 2021, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={RUSET},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={communication advisory services climate change community knowledge and actions},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2317176}
    }
    
  • Siti Amanah
    Nita Wala Kartika
    Year: 2022
    Communication and Advisory Services to Develop Community Knowledge to Climate Change: Citarum River Basin Context
    RUSET
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2317176
Siti Amanah1,*, Nita Wala Kartika2
  • 1: Department of Communication and Community Development Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology
  • 2: Komp. Istana Kawaluyaan, Jl. Kawaluyaan Indah Raya No.6, Jatisari, Kec. Buahbatu, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40286, Indonesia
*Contact email: siti_amanah@apps.ipb.ac.id

Abstract

The paper aims to discuss the effects of communication and advisory services on community knowledge and actions to climate change in Citarum River Basin (CRB). Data about community knowledge on climate change were gathered through in-depth interviews, multi stakeholders’ dialogues, and rapid appraisal. Programs on community initiative to conserve environment were collected from 2012 to 2019. Printed media with messages on climate change and tips to reduce climate change effects were distributed to the community. Radio and television with similar messages were broadcasted. Data were analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. The results reveal that advisory services providers for climate change are the government, environmental cadres, community organization and private sector. Rapid appraisal results show that communities upstream and downstream have higher climate risks disaster than those in the middle stream. Communication and advisory services have changed community behavior, from lack of awareness to be more responsive to environment.