The contest was held by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee and the French Development Agency (AFD) as part of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam-France diplomatic ties. It aims to raise the youth’s awareness on the global urgent issues like climate change, environmental pollution, and pressure from urbanisation and industrialization.
Nguyen Thi Dien, a student from the Hanoi University, won the first prize in the translation category. Meanwhile, the first prize in making infographic and video clips went to Do Van Nhat and Vo Thi Thu Hieu from the People’s Security University.
The organising board also presented one second prize for infographic work, and one prize for infographic/video clip with the largest online vote.
From August 22 to October 14, the organisers received 389 entries, including 265 translation works, 103 infographic works and 21 video clips. A majority of the contestants were aged from 18 to 25, and 59 of them students.
Speaking at the awarding ceremony on November 3, Le Quoc Phong, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the HCYU, affirmed that the union in collaboration with ministries, sectors and localities has organised a number of measures to raise the youth’s awareness of joint efforts in response to climate change.
He expressed his hope that Vietnamese youth’s programmes to protect the environment will continue to receive support from ministries, sectors, and international organisations, especially the AFD.
On the occasion, a conference on the youths with climate change was organised by the HCYU and the AFD. Implementing approach methods, improving resistance and recovering capacity to manage the risks of flood and beach erosion in Vietnam, among others, were on the table at the event.