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DW 25 years in Vietnam !

21 july 2014

In 1989, DWF (with GRET) implemented the “Storm resistant building techniques” component of the first international DRR project in Vietnam, in Binh Tri Thien Province (a UNDP/UNCHS project following the devastating typhoon Cecil of 1985).

Since 2000, DWF has had an established office in Hue, and has carried out many projects (funded by Canada, European Union, France, IFRC…) to demonstrate, train, disseminate and advocate for the need and possibility to protect the built environment facing the increasing impact of natural disasters: promoting practices to achieve safe housing policy and practice in Vietnam and in South East Asia.

25 years after starting work in Vietnam, on this anniversary DWF has organised, on the 3rd July a one day meeting-visit event to evaluate the progress so far, and to consider the remaining challenges to protect the vulnerable people of Vietnam.