Ten members from the Bangladesh Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Finance visited the Environment for Development Center in Vietnam. The purpose was to learn about how farmers in the Mekong Delta have tried to adapt to climate change, the effectiveness, and the measures that could be implemented to boost the adaptation.
Face similar challenges
"Bangladesh and Vietnam have similar climate change challenges, especially flooding. We would like to understand the situation in your country and research outcomes that could help us facilitate a strategic adaptation plan," said Zakia Afroz, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).
Researchers presented studies
Phung Thanh Binh, an EfD research fellow, presented an overview of the global flood hazard and specific stories from the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, followed by policy implications from one of his recent publications about risk communication, women’s participation, and flood mitigation.
Ho Quoc Thong, another EfD researcher, presented a study on shrimp farming and investigated which adaptation methods are the most effective for the shrimp farmers in the Mekong Delta.
Part of a cooperation program
"Your studies are interesting and help us know more about measures to increase the effectiveness of adaptation as well as how to communicate to reduce the risks associated with climate change," said Mir Rashed Sohel, Senior Advisor of the GIZ Bangladesh.
The meeting took place on September 14 and is part of a study tour in Vietnam organized by the German Agency for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ) in a Bangladesh project on the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Support Programme.
By: Nhan Le