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DN08 Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change and Natural Disasters on a Fishing Community, and Enhancing the Fishing Community's Adaptive Capacity, in Da Nang

Implemented by:

DIM, a student group of Department of Biology and Environment, College of Education, Da Nang University

Purpose:

Students of Da Nang wished to further explore the vulnerability of fishermen located along the coast of Son Tra District, Da Nang City, to climate change and climate-related disasters.  Integral to this exploration is provision of knowledge on disaster risk management and climate change.  The project facilitates the sharing of stories of adaptation experiences among the fishing community of Son Tra.

Summary:

University students through contacting with local authority and community leaders to help approach to fishermen, survey to assess their current experiences and vulnerability on changes in climate-related disasters frequency and intensity. The youth group has been documenting a number of human interest stories told by fishermen who have years to do fishing, experiencing the impacts of climate change to their livelihood and life.

Together with basic knowledge and local impacts of disasters and climate change, they compile inputs from local community into a ‘handbook’.
The Handbook is continually updated and adjusted through inputs of fishermen at Sharing Forum on fishing experiences in the context of climate change. Youth then communicate the Handbook among fishermen community.

The ‘Climate Change Coordination Office’ (CCCO) of Da Nang also appreciates this Handbook and its process to communicate climate change issues with fishermen, planning to involve this project into city awareness raising activities.

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Contact:

Group Leader: Tran Ngat Phuong, phuongtran1292@gmail.com

Project Manager: Vu Thi My Hanh: myhanh@challengetochange.org

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