28. October 2019

Together with the local partners from Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research (MISR), UfU gathered young and energetic people from central Vietnam in Hue, Vietnam, for a successful workshop. The project “Small-scale climate change projects”, supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, allows three young adults to each run a project on climate change awareness raising. The workshop counted 32 participants, amongst which were the three project leaders, and both students and academics from Hue and the surrounding area.

The atmosphere at the workshop was both vivid and focussed. The young adults are worried about the consequences of climate change and explained that they find large parts of the population are not aware of the impacts climate change has and will have. The participants of the workshop shared numerous creative ideas with much potential. They are determined to tackle the issue, full of energy and ready to start.

As the core part of the workshop, the three project leaders gave account of the current status of their projects and explained details and the challenges they face. While all projects received the support of the participants, they were discussed critically with the objective of making them as effective as possible.

At the end of the workshop, the participants received valuable information from communications expert Truong Minh Den from Central for Community Development and Social Work (CODES), on the question of how to enter a dialogue with local people. He emphasized that, for the success of a project, it is vital to involve the local community and to ensure that they accept and support the project.

UfU is excited to follow up on the progress of the projects and will happily share more about this in the upcoming months.