The co-led UNDP and FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme is a multi-year (2015-20), USD 17 million initiative funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The Programme supports 11 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to identify and integrate climate change adaptation measures into relevant national planning and budgeting processes, with a focus on the agricultural sectors.
This typhoon Damrey Early Recovery analysis report is the product of active collaboration between UNDP and Government of Viet Nam’s newly established Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority. It builds on findings from an inter-agency early recovery rapid assessment conducted shortly after Typhoon Damrey but also draws on data and analysis from many experts and agencies operating at all levels.
Thua Thien Hue, 5 November 2018 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) together with the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), Housing and Real Estate Market Management Agency (Ministry of Construction) and Thua Thien Hue Provincial government authority have handed 107 storm-resilient houses to the poor and vulnerable households in the province.
Ha Noi, 18 October 2018 - More than 120 delegates from eighteen provinces, representatives from eight ministries, UN agencies and international NGOs gathered today at a workshop on strengthening post-disaster recovery and reconstruction in Viet Nam. The workshop was organized by the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VDMA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is part of global efforts funded by the European Union in partnership with the UNDP and the World Bank to strengthen recovery in countries highly exposed to disasters like Viet Nam.
Men and women often have different roles and responsibilities in society and therefore experience climate change impacts in different ways. This video shows what Colombia, Uganda and Viet Nam are doing to develop gender-responsive national adaptation plans for the agriculture sectors. This country-driven work is carried out under a global programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag), jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) signed and launched a five-year programme (2018-2023) to strengthen schools’ preparedness for natural hazards.
21 August 2018, Siem Reap – While there has been extraordinary economic progress in the ASEAN region, pockets of multi-dimensional poverty remain. If those who have been left behind – the poorest of the poor – are to be reached, governments need to adopt new approaches that are people-centred and empower and equip local governments to take innovative action.
These were among the key takeaways from ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on Localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Realizing Poverty Eradication, held this week in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The last several years have been exciting and eventful for UNDP, as the organization repositions itself to meet the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the demands of UN Member States to reform the UN development system. Both are about significant changes aimed at a new course for development, one that supports people and the planet, and that meets the challenges and opportunities of our complex, rapidly changing world.
Inside this newsletter, you will find five original articles from the Bangkok Regional Hub, featuring the work of country office work-flows in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Viet Nam, and the Solomon Islands, highlighting the ways in which UNDP programmes in the region cross-cut gender equality mainstreaming efforts, or ensure women's empowerment to accelerate sustainable development.
Religious Leaders Challenge Gendered Misconceptions in Afghanistan
by Jenty Kirsch-Wood, UNDP Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Specialist
When typhoon Damrey ripped through south-central Viet Nam in November 2017, more than 3000 families found themselves homeless. UNDP, with support from the Government of Korea, responded rapidly with a safe-housing reconstruction project targeted towards 300 poor or near poor households that were considered particularly vulnerable.
Viet Nam embracing climate action in pursuit of a more sustainable, resilient future
With significant economic growth over recent decades, Viet Nam is widely considered a development success story. Once one of the poorest nations in the world, the country of almost 100 million citizens is now lower middle-income with aspirations of becoming industrialized by the year 2020.
Using the framework of the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) process, this brief provides an overview of the key issues to consider and main entry points for gender mainstreaming in the development of NAPs for the agriculture sectors.
This Regional Briefing on Asia- Pacific National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries in the Asia and Pacific region (excluding Central Asia), and highlight emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.
Many countries in Asia-Pacific have institutional arrangements in place for climate change adaptation, providing highlevel support and institutional coordination.
Quang Nam province, 16 March 2018 – Quang Nam province, supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Republic of Korea, in partnership with the Viet Nam Red Cross Society, held a ground-breaking ceremony for the first 5 of 80 resilient houses in Quang Nam Province.
Dong Hoi city, 9 March 2018 – Accelerating mine action, contributing to local socio-economic development and meeting the aspirations of people in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh provinces are key objectives of the Korea-Viet Nam Mine Action Project launched in Dong Hoi city on 9 March 2018.
13 February 2018, Quang Ngai, Viet Nam – The Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have handed over storm-resilient houses to households in the province of Quang Ngai. Thirty-seven houses have been built so far, with more than 300 houses to be built in 2018.
Ninh Thuan, 19 January 2018 – Nearly 1,100 students in Truong Van Ly secondary school in Ninh Thuan province in Vietnam practiced a safe evacuation drill today, to prepare for emergencies such as tsunamis, floods, cyclones etc. Prior the drill, the school assessed its disaster risk and developed emergency procedures to respond to natural hazards. All teachers and students completed tsunami awareness and first aid training.
Preparing for emergencies is becoming increasingly important as the country is experiencing more extreme weather.
Bangkok, Thailand, December 14 2017 – This week during Asia Pacific Climate Week, UNDP launched a Guidance Note on how to create and refine Climate Change Financing Frameworks – the flagship product of UNDP's Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance Programme (GCCF).
Ha Noi, 12 December 2017 – Poor and near-poor families affected by Typhoon Damrey in will get help to rebuild their homes thanks to a contribution of nearly 1 million USD from the Republic of Korea.