Director of AFD Fabrice Richy speaks at the press conference (Source: sggp.org.vn)
As part of the activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam-France diplomatic ties, the competition aims to raise Vietnamese youths’ awareness of the impact of environmental and social changes in Vietnam, thus calling for the community’s joint effort in overcoming the environmental consequences and promoting sustainable development.
The contest is available for individuals or teams with a maximum of five persons who have the Vietnamese nationality and are under 35 years old.
Entries should be submitted to the organising board via the email: firstname.lastname@example.org from August 27-October 14. Those that meet the set requirements will be posted at www:resilience.doanthanhnien.vn and the fanpage https://facebook.com/cuocthiresilience2018.
The entries will be graded basing on the number of like and share in the fanpage, and the assessment from the contest’s examiners. The awarding ceremony of the contest will be held in Hanoi in November.
The contest is expected to raise public awareness of impacts and ways to deal with social issues in Vietnam, especially pressures related to environmental pollution, climate change or consequences of rapid economic growth and urbanization.
Director of AFD Fabrice Richy said the improvement of youths’ awareness of great social challenges, especially those related to resilience and development, will be one of the important factors to help increase the efficiency of new sustainable development models in the future.
According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, resilience is “the ability of individuals, communities, organizations or countries exposed to disasters and crises and underlying vulnerabilities to anticipate, reduce the impact of, cope with, and recover from the effects of shocks and stresses without compromising their long-term prospects”.