Development Workshop works with some of the poorest communities in the world, developing local capacities to improve lives and livelihoods. For over 30 years we have provided training and technical assistance to enable local people to deal with environmental challenges and natural disasters in more than 30 countries.
As part of the World Bank - Building Urban Resilience project in East Asia, DW will be carrying out a surevy of flood risk perceptions in Can Tho City, southern Vietnam.
Can Tho City is the economic capital of the Mekong Delta and the 5th city in Viet Nam, located on the one of the main branches of the Mekong River. It is subject to frequent flooding. The city is located at the confluence of the tidal part of the river and the down-river flow (Total area 1 400 km²).
With around 1 200 000 inhabitants, and a rapid urbanisation, the common perception of hazards is one of an increasing
Main conclusion : there is a gap from official evaluation to reality at local level, and the lack of financial resources is considered as the main obstacle for an efficient implementation of the DRR policy.
After the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction and the poor result or committment from the international community, the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for DRR has issued a Statement to voice for a more substantial support to DRR at local level.
This statement will be evaluated in the next years to see the progress for DRR.
This report presents findings of a study commissioned in 2010 by Development Workshop France (DWF) with support from the Building and Social Housing Foundation (UK) to assess the impact of the DWF project in Vietnam to promote the prevention of typhoon1 damage to housing and public building since 2000.