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  • Caragh Reynolds

Local Authorities and Communities Working Together to Build Resilience


ISET projects to deliver an early warning system for floods, riverbank erosion control measures and reducing the prevalence of dengue fever, all have something in common; successful collaboration between the community and government.

In Quy Nhon, local communities, with training and capacity building, developed their own flood-response plans including the identification of vulnerable individuals and evacuation routes. While local government authorities helped local officials to see how the project would help them to better serve and protect vulnerable local residents.

In Can Tho the co-management of riverbank erosion control was achieved through institutional mechanisms that combined community initiative and oversight the government providing technical and financial support. And dengue fever prevention has been enhanced through community based monitoring, awareness-raising and prevention practices while ward leaders have organised Ward Health Clubs.

For further information about these projects check out these publications:

Case Study: Community Engagement in Flood Early Warning and Risk Reduction in Quy Nhon

Case Study: Climate Change Complicates Dengue Fever Prevention in Can Tho, Vietnam

Case Study: Co-management of riverbank erosion control in Can Tho, Vietnam