The Project will build scientific capacity of NGOs in Vietnam in climate change research techniques for 25 relevant staff of NGOs in Vietnam. Main Objectives: 1. Supporting national cooperation in climate change research on issues particularly relevant to Vietnam. 2. Strengthening appropriate interactions among scientists and policy makers and providing scientific input to decision-making and scientific knowledge to the public. 3. Improving the climate change research scientific and technical capabilities of Vietnam, including the transfer of knowledge. 4. Cooperation within the VNGO & CC and between other like-minded organisations on climate change and sustainable development research issues. A summary of the project methodologies: Activity 1: Selection of 25 emerging climate change and sustainable development scientists and practitioners from the members of the VNGO & CC to attend a 5 day intensive training course in Climate Change Research Techniques. Activity 2: Conducting the training course which will cover subjects such as the latest CC scenarios; downscaling techniques; statistical data collection and analysis; writing a research paper and publication and dissemination of findings and recommendations. Course participants will be asked to develop a project based on the course content and implement this project over the next nine months. Activity 3: Holding an one day workshop at which course project findings, lessons learned and recommendations will be shared amongst the participants and discussions facilitated to strengthen the scientific links within the VNGO & CC. The workshop participants will chose 05 outstanding projects for presentation at the dissemination seminar. Activity 4: Holding dissemination seminar in collaboration with VNGO-CC network at which the 05 outstanding course projects will be presented to policy makers, decision makers and other stakeholders for their information and consideration as a part of future policy making and decision making in Vietnam.