Ce document tente de répondre au défi d'une mondialisation maîtrisée et de garantir les grands équilibres de la planète sur le long terme, la stratégie Française de cooperation se concentre sur quatres objectifs majeurs : favoriser une croissance durable et équitable pour les populations les plus défavorisées ; lutter contre la pauvreté et le inégalités ; préserver les biens publics mondiaux ; assurer la stabilité mondiale et l'Etat de droit.
From vulnerability to resilience, or V2R, is a framework for analysis and action to reduce vulnerability and strengthen the resilience of individuals, households and communities. The framework sets out the key factors that contribute to peoples’ vulnerability: exposure to hazards and stresses; fragile livelihoods; future uncertainty; and weak governance. It provides detailed explanations of the linkages between these factors, as well as ideas for action to strengthen resilience.
The V2R framework has been written with the needs and interests of Practical Action programme staff in mind.
VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's climate change adaptation strategies need a long-term focus and should be integrated into mainstream policies targeting sustainable rural development and poverty reduction, experts said at a seminar in HCM City last Friday.
Truong Hong Tien, Deputy Director General of the Viet Nam National Mekong Committee, said that global warming and its impacts were inevitable and very much in evidence.
This article summarises diagrams which are used to discuss the key elements of disaster risk management (DRM). These include the Disaster Risk Management Cycle (DRMC), and the Effective Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) diagram. The DRMC outlines the key initiatives carried out both in the Emergency Response and the Recovery Stages of a disaster; the effective DRR diagram suggests that there are five complementary factors which constitute DRR, one of these being DRM initiatives.
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is to establish a multi-donor trust fund to support the establishment of a micro-insurance, which aims to provide parametric insurance to protect micro-credit borrowers in Haiti against losses resulting from major natural events.
CDB will act as trustee and administrator of the fund, Micro Insurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation Fund (MiCRO). The Government of the United Kingdom will make an initial contribution of $1.5 millions of dollars to the fund, and it is anticipated that other donors will contribute over the short to medium term.
Georges Condominas, a French cultural anthropologist best known for his studies of the ethnic minority people of Mnong in Vietnam's Central Highlands, has died at 90 in France.
The scientist, who was honored by Vietnam government in 2007 for his contributions, died of a heart attack at the Paris-based Broca Hospital on July 17.
Born in the northern city of Hai Phong to a French father and Portuguese Vietnamese mother, Condominas spent many years living in the Mnong Gar people’s village in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak conducting ethnographic research.
VietNamNet Bridge – Dozens of residents in Hien Ninh commune in Quang Ninh district of the Quang Binh province are struck by lightening annually. The greatest wish of locals is to “drive away” lightning to live in peace.
Hien Ninh is called by local residents as the “thunderstruck commune”.Thunderstruck not only kills and injure many people but also damages assets of local people.
A local official named Nguyen Duc Hoa said that thunder strikes occurs very often in Hien Ninh. Some days, the commune recorded tens of thunder strikes.
Viet Nam needs a more comprehensive legal framework on natural disaster risk management, a conference heard yesterday.
Speaking at the launch in Ha Noi of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Development Programme's deputy country director Barnaby Jones said that disasters, such as the recent earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand and floods in Pakistan, had continued to affect the lives of millions of people around the world.
Although investment in early warning systems and preparedness for natural disasters could reduce human and property losses, Viet Nam
HCM CITY — About sixty ha of forest were destroyed by forest fires that broke out in Quang Ngai, Thua Thien-Hue provinces and Da Nang City last Thursday and Friday.
At least 20ha of planted forests were destroyed by a fire that broke out last Thursday night in Quang Ngai. Around the same area of forest was destroyed in a fire the following day in central Da Nang City.
The northern and central regions have been beset by sweltering weather conditions for several weeks now, with temperatures remaining high at 35-37 degrees Celsius and topping 38 degrees in some localities.