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A sustainable rural society, where no poverty exists and people act responsibly toward the environment

From November 21 to December 5, the Center for Rural Development in Central Vietnam (CRD), University of Agriculture and Forestry, Hue University organized trainings on “Community-based disaster and climate change risk assessment and management” for 8 communes in Phú Vang and Phú Lộc district, Thừa Thiên Huế province.

There were 30 participants including leaders of communal People’s Committees, unions, representatives of schools and community groups in 8 communes of Phú Thanh, Phú Hải, Phú Mậu, Phú Thượng, Phú Gia, Phú Lương, Phú An (Phú Vang district) and Lộc Vĩnh (Phú Lộc district) in the training courses.

The training courses helped the participants to understand basic information about community-based disaster risk management and climate change adaptation and identify safe houses for disasters as well as sustainable management of mangrove forests. Groups worked together to develop tools for disaster and climate change risk assessment in the participated communes.

Right after the course, trainer selected excellent members of the technical assistance group at commune level and assist them to consult with 80 local people to develop a management plan for community-based disaster risk management and climate change adaptation of the communes.

At the present, the technical assistant group has completed the report to submit to the commune leaders to establish a complete database for disaster and climate change risk management and enhance the capacity of local staff.

The training courses helped localities actively respond to risky situations caused by natural disasters and climate change to ensure the safety of people’s lives and their property. The activity is in the component 3- Disaster risk information and data within the project “Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Viet Nam” funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) under The United Nations Development Programme. CRD plays the role of a technical support unit and organizes training courses that have been expectedly implemented in 60 communes of Thừa Thiên Huế, Quảng Bình and Quảng Nam province from October 2020 to January 2021.

Hữu Tâm – Bảo Hòa