VCG 3 Projects

Farmer Hai with his goat in Ben Tre province. Credit: Oxfam Vietnam

Partnership for Enhanced Disaster Risk Management 

The government of Vietnam has issued several programmes and policies to manage disaster and climate change risks, including the National Target Programme to Respond to Climate Change, the National Strategy for Natural Disaster Prevention, Response and Mitigation to 2020, and the Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) strategy. The CBDRM strategy, a locally appropriate and locally owned strategy for disaster preparedness and risk reduction, will be implemented in 6,000 of the most at risk communes across the country. To support implementation of the CBDRM strategy, a joint project has been set up by Oxfam, UNDP, the Disaster Management Centre under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Vietnam Red Cross Society and the Vietnam Women's Union. 

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Partnership for Equitable Resilience to the Impacts of Climate Change

The Red River and Mekong deltas in the north and south of Vietnam are highly vulnerable to climate change. An Oxfam project funded by the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade has successfully helped poor households in the deltas become more resilient to the threats posed by climate change. The project specifically aims to increase the resilience of 51,000 vulnerable people, with a particular focus on women.

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Private Sector Resilience

Oxfam is currently developing a project that builds resilience among agribusinesses through a partnership model among small-scale farmers, SMEs, large corporations, banks and financial institutions, government agencies and other stakeholders. The objective is that by 2020, 10 percent of agribusinesses in Vietnam are aware of disaster risks and the impact of climate change on their business and the surrounding community, and are willing to get involved in DRR and CCA initiatives.

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Building Resilience to Disaster and Climate Risks 

Ben Tre province in Vietnam’s southern Mekong Delta is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise. A five-year Oxfam project, funded by New Zealand, aims to increase the resilience and adaptive capacity of local authorities and poor people in Ben Tre, in particular women, to disaster and climate risks. 

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