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Within the framework of the Project "Strengthening children's resilience to natural disaster risks and climate change", thanks to the support from the Japanese Government, the Vietnam Disaster and Dyke Management Authority (VDDMA) in coordination with the United Nations Children's Fund in Vietnam (UNICEF) Organization co-organized the Emergency Prevention and Response Training and ToT training for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) resource trainers in Dong Hoi City - Quang Binh from 27-30 November 2023.

Ms. Doan Thi Tuyet Nga - Head of STIC Department - VDDMA gave opening speech
Twenty-five (25) participants of the training come from 08 Central provinces including Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam and other units under the Vietnam Disaster and Dyke Management Authority.

Mr. Ly Phat Viet Linh, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Program Expert – UNICEF VIETNAM  
By participating thee Emergency Prevention and Response Training and ToT training on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), trainees will be updated with information on climate change scenarios, current natural disaster risks and most updated effective disaster risk management approaches. Moreover, trainees will have an opportunity to gain knowledge on designing and implementing natural disaster risk management and preparedness solutions in emergency disaster events. Trainees are also equipped with necessary skills for planning, organizing and conducting training classes for first disaster responders at grassroot level.
After the training course, trainees will have more knowledge and experience on natural disaster risk reduction, prevention and emergency response to apply effectively in their localities, contributing to building a teaching team. source member meets current regulations. In the future, students with good academic results can be mobilized to participate in training courses on community-level natural disaster risk management within the framework of the project.

The Embassy of Japan and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Vietnam on November 17 inked an exchange of notes for a US$5.7-million-project on “enhancing resilience to disaster risks and climate change for children”. The exchange of notes was signed by Japanese Ambassador Takio Yamada and UNICEF Representative in Vietnam Rana Flowers under the witness of Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Hoang Hiep.

The project will run in Vietnam from 2021 to 2026 with a view to building institutional capacity to support child-centered and climate-sensitive activities through policy advocacy to access 27,000 children under 18 years old in central Vietnam and the Mekong Delta, especially southern provinces of Soc Trang, Ca Mau and Bac Lieu.

The project also equips children, parents, and communities with knowledge and skills to respond to climate change and natural disasters. It will strengthen the resilience of 20,000 people, including 9,000 children with improved water and sanitation services; and 10,000 children under five years old who will undergo screening for severe acute malnutrition to make timely interventions.