Within the framework of the task “Developing Community-Based Disaster Risk Assessment Guidelines for Coastal Urban Areas in Vietnam” (CBDRA) under the project “Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Viet Nam”, Center for Eco-community Development (ECODE) held a meeting. The meeting was held on 27th December 2022 to consult with Vietnam Disaster Management Authority, UNDP, and experts to receive in-depth technical and professional feedback to finalize the Draft Guidelines.
At the beginning of the meeting, the consulting team presented the progress of the task and the content developed in the Draft guidelines document, highlighting the disadvantage of the community-based disaster risk assessment for urban areas compared to rural areas. The consulting team consults with the project management board and experts.
During the meeting, participants discussed and provided in-depth comments on the disadvantage and advantages of implementing a community-based disaster risk assessment tool in urban areas. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority also highly appreciates the efforts of the consulting team in developing the Draft guidelines document for urban areas with many differences, which are considered a highlight of the Draft compared to rural areas. In addition, the consulting team also received comments on defining the scope and object of the document and adding terms/concepts related to the research scope. After receiving comments from the participants of the consultation meeting, the consulting team will continue to develop the document after piloting the Draft training in the locality.
It is known after editing the draft guidelines, in 2023, the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will support piloting in 2 provinces, Thanh Hoa and Nam Dinh. The consulting team desires more experience in completing the Draft to meet actual needs and apply to urban areas in Vietnam.
Some pictures of the meeting and lecture construction: