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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project • CBA2017-01MY-HO

Using indigenous knowledge to enhance community resilience to climate change in the mountainous region of Vietnam

Resilience in the face of change is embedded in indigenous knowledge (IK), diversified resources and livelihoods, social institutions and networks. However, in Vietnam, little official information exists on using IK for climate change adaptation among ethnic minority people. In addition, information and evidence of IK and climate change adaptation need to feed into policy making process. This project will support capacity development of IK research and use in climate change adaptation for early career researchers, development workers, local authorities and communities. This project will also build a methodology and detailed tools to identify IK based climate change resilient practices. The overall objective of this project is to increase the capacity of using IK to enhance community resilience to climate change in the mountainous region of Vietnam. This project will contribute to strengthening interactions among development practitioners, scientists and policy makers. This project recognises the importance of building resilience to climate change through improved capacity of scientists, development workers and local communities to feed information into policy and decision-making process at both local and central level. The methods used in this action will focus mainly on bottom-up, grassroots democratic participation and empowerment to increase capacity for different actors.

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