2. July 2020

After a successful project phase in 2019, UfU decided to continue in 2020 its support for local projects in central Vietnam to raise climate change awareness. With the support of the climate fund of the German Foreign Office, and in co-operation with Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research (MISR), UfU encourages talented and young Vietnamese locals to develop their own project ideas and to implement them on spot. While this offers the young activists a unique opportunity to gain project management experience, the projects are designed to have a long-term impact on society’s climate change awareness and behaviour.

This year, the following four projects have been selected:

  • Promoting The Roles Of Young Generation’s Participation In Minimizing The Impact Of Solid Wastes On The Natural Environment To Mitigate Climate Change Issues In Pho Thanh commune, Duc Pho district, Quang Ngai province
  • Green Action – Green Future, Hai Duong Commune, Huong Tra District, Thua Thien Hue Province
  • Pilot project on turning agricultural by-products into biochar to reduce pollution and increase crop yields in Krong Klang village, Dakrong district, Quang Tri province
  • Increasing awareness of climate change through additional planting and building a fence to protect seedlings for mangroves along Kien Giang river in Tan Ninh commune

With an online kick-off workshop on Thursday, 25th June, the implementation phase was officially opened. In a warm and positive atmosphere, the participants discussed the challenges of each project and were eager to develop solutions and alternatives.

The project leaders will be guided throughout the implementation phase through a system of regular reports and feedback. The next milestone will be a mid-term workshop in September where the participants will look at the progress of each project in detail.