Albert Salamanca

Research Fellow

Albert is currently a Research Fellow at SEI where he is involved in a number of initiatives. He co-Leads the Transforming Governance Theme and conducts research on the intersection of flooding and migration and the social construction of risk in Laos as well as the political economy of water flow in Bangkok. Together with partners in Indonesia, he also works with farmers on the governance and management of the Bali Cultural Landscape, a World Heritage Site listed in 2012. He also edits the Small Islands and Climate Change initiative in weADAPT, an adaptation portal while advising SUMERNET on M&E and leading the action research component of the Mekong Partnership for the Environment. With the National University of Singapore, he is presently involved in designing a research project called “Southeast Asia and the lie of the land”, which looks at societal change using the dynamics of land ownership and land history as conceptual lenses.

Albert formerly managed the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform (AKP) at SEI and has a PhD in Geography from Durham University (UK).

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A Framework for transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk

Part of the IRDR working paper series, this paper lays out a framework for transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk.

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Rencana Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim

Konteks Adaptasi

Desa Gondang merupakan wilayah dengan luas sebesar 29,20 Km2. Kondisi alam di desa ini masih didominasi oleh tanah kering dan hanya sebagian kecil saja yang menjadi areal...

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Partnership for Governance Transition: Cultural Landscape of Bali

In 2012, UNESCO inscribed the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy as a World Heritage Site. Read more about it here

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Climate change adaptation and youth leadership

This case study explored the application of the eco-village model in coastal and islet villages around Dompu, West, Nusa Tenggara (Lesser Sunda Islands), Indonesia.

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