Enhance community resilience to climate change-modified water hazards in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta coastal zone (CoRe)

Project’s title

Enhance community resilience to climate change-modified water hazards in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta coastal zone (CoRe)

Project’s partner/ collaboration

Research Institute for Climate Change and College of Environment and Natural Resources, Can Tho University


SUMMERNET (Sustainable Mekong Research Network)

Total budged


Project’s period/duration

50,000 SEK

01/4/2021 – 30/11/2021

Principal Investigator (PI)



Project’s member

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hieu Trung

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Van Pham Dang Tri

MSc. Phan Ky Trung – Project’s coordinator

MSc. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao – Project’s treasurer and secretary

Dr. Dinh Diep Anh Tuan – Project’s member

MSc. Lam Thi Hoang Oanh – Project’s member

Overall objective



 Specific objectives

The project aims to communicate, and transfer obtained results from the fundamental research on social vulnerability to water hazards-modified by climate change in the VMD coastal zone by creating a participatory scheme including social learning practices, policy advocacy and scientific sharing towards raising the resilience of vulnerable communities.

 - Raise the awareness and involvement of the local community on climate change- induced social vulnerability via knowledge co-production;

- Advocate decision makers considering the social vulnerability caused by biophysical and socio-ecological variabilities;

- Promote the scientific knowledge sharing and academic exchange regionally and internationally towards the Mekong Delta resilience;

- Identify the suitability of applied participatory tools via the participation and assessment of the project’s beneficiaries (community, policy makers, regional and international experts)


 - Develop manual training for community-based water hazards vulnerability and capacity analysis

- Conduct KIP interviews with local state managers about strategies and responses to water hazards-modified by climate change

- Webinar on water resources management in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta

Expected outcome

- A report on water hazards-induced impacts;

- A final report on scientific knowledge sharing among researchers in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta;

Contact address

Research Institute for Climate Change, Can Tho University, Campus II, 3/2 Street, Xuan Khanh Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City, Viet Nam



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