ACTED completed its programming of mainly disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Vietnam in 2012. You can find all the information on our pre-2012 interventions in Vietnam on this page.
Disaster risk reduction for ethnic minorities - This year, ACTED and partner CECI completed the Building Community Resilience to Disasters (BCRD) project in upland areas for ethnic minorities, consolidating 3 years of work on disaster risk reduction in Vietnam.
Consolidation of disaster risk reduction (DRR)
Building on years of experience in DRR within upland and ethnic minority communities, ACTED and CECI completed the last round of this project which has been working directly with communities and local authorities to strengthen resilience against the region’s regular flash flooding. The long experience in this sector was consolidated into a number of publications on early warning systems, information, education and communication, DRR in schools and hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessments, and several regional and national-level consultative meetings, where best practices and lessons learned were widely shared.
Prospects for 2012
Given the rapid growth of Vietnam and the great strides the government is making in addressing poverty, ACTED’s focus will continue to be on minority groups who are being left out of mainstream development. The country will now come under the purview of the regional ACTED team, where opportunities for including minority and other vulnerable groups in wider, regional-level programming will be explored.
Partners in 2011
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).