Competition seeks ideas to mitigate climate change impact

A competition for Vietnamese students was launched in Hanoi on October 12 to seek innovative communication solutions to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and climate change, in response to International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (October 13).

Co-hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (VDMA) and the Vietnam Administration of Forestry under the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the event is within the framework of a project on improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change funded by the Green Climate Fund, the UNDP and the Vietnamese Government.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, head of the VDMA’s Department of Science-Technology and International Cooperation Doan Thi Tuyet Nga noted the event looks toward continually raising public awareness of the effort for a long term.

Entries could be comics, short films, videos and posters that could be published on the mass media and will be selected on the event’s fanpage.

The jury board comprise five experts from the UNDP, the VDMA and the national press agencies.

The competition will last till December 15. The awards ceremony is scheduled for the final week of this December in Hanoi.

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