Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Vietnam
Institutional Needs Assessment
An analysis of the institutional needs and technical gaps and key issues in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in agriculture sector at provincial level was carried out in close collaboration with the three Provincial Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and the Departments of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) of the three provinces. The analysis focused on the needs and gaps in early warning, preparedness and response.
Review of Flash Flood and Landslide PlansA DRR and CCA expert conducted a review of the Plans for flash floods and lanslide prone areas to identify elements to add into current provincial disaster response plans prepared by the Department for Dyke Management, Floods and Storm Control. To conduct the review, the expert collaborated closely with DARDs, CCFSC in the provinces to collect disaster response plans and define determinants to apply research results in existing plans.
Guidelines on Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
In collaboration with the Center of Training and International Cooperation, Vietnam Academy for Water Resources, FAO developed guidelines for integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation into agriculture planning. This activity involved the review of current policy on conservation of pure seeds and gardens, industrial and perennial fruit trees and changes in cropping patterns in the context of climate change in mountain regions.
Standardized Procedure for Joint Needs Assessment
Needs assessments play an important role in responding to damages caused by natural disasters, assuring that relief items will be sent properly. In order to make a plan for relief activities, the key point is to know what affected households need to maintain and rehabilitate their livelihoods. For this, FAO developed standardize procedures for joint "Needs Assessment Survey Mission", involving all partners and including international/national agencies, national and local stakeholders.
Coordination and Partnerships
Coordination mechanisms between partners at the national level were conducted on a regular basis throughout the project to discuss work-plans, funds allocation/mobilization, and support the development of DRM-related programme/project proposals in order to prevent overlaps and gaps. These mechanisms are all sustainable activities to ensure information sharing beyond project's finalization.