Technical Lead, Vietnam

PhD in Urban Flood Governance

Master's in Environmental Management

Toan Vu has an intensive knowledge and practical experience in disaster risk reduction, urban climate resilience and adaptation planning in urban areas. In the last 10 years, he has conducted numerous studies and has provided technical support to a number projects in these fields (e.g., the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network; Mekong - Building Climate Resilience for Asian Cities supported by the USAID; and the Asian Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform). Toan also has rich knowledge and experience in environmental management, policy formulation and sustainable development obtained from his previous jobs before joining ISET with the private sector (in France) and a Vietnamese government think tank. Toan has a particular interest in governance issues and in the research-practice-policy linkages. He holds a Master degree on environmental management from the the National Institute for Applied Sciences of Lyon, France and Doctoral degree in urban flood governance in the context of climate change at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Profile Summary

  • Disaster risk reduction

  • Urban climate resilience

  • Adaptation planning