Workshop Summary

National Workshop in Vietnam

The Concept Note No. 20 [CN20] for Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration is one of the Flagship and Priority Projects under the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme Phase 2 (2013-2015). The concept of strengthening institutional capacity and policy frameworks for effective implementation of DRR and CCA actions is succeeded in the Priority Programme No. 3. ADVANCE: A Disaster Resilient and Climate Adaptive ASEAN Community under the AADMER Work Programme 2016-2020. The CN20 Project being implemented by a JICA Project Team in 2016-2017 aims to support the Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation under the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) in setting the direction and designing a roadmap to realise these concepts. For that, the Project Team has completed baseline studies in each ASEAN Member State which result was compiled in a Progress Report and shared with ACDM members in April 2017. Based on the findings and analyses, three National Workshops in May-July followed by a Regional Forum and Senior Official-Level Forum in September and November respectively will be organised to consolidate and adopt common regional approaches for realising the concept.



  • To discuss current conditions including constraints and barriers for implementing DRR and CCA and their integration against water-related disasters of flood, storm, landslide and drought

  • To discuss directions and necessary actions for improving DRR and CCA and their integration

  • To discuss possible common approaches for facilitating DRR and CCA integration in ASEAN which will be fed into the discussion at the upcoming Regional Forum and Senior Official-Level Forum



  • Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (DNDPC) [National Project Coordinator and ACDM focal point]

  • JICA Project Team


Participants: A total of about 40 participants from following agencies related to DRR of water-related disasters and CCA and co-organisers; few participants from each agency are expected:

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)

    • Directorate of Water Resources (DWR)

    • Disaster Management Centre (DMC)

    • Viet Nam Forest Administration Office

    • Department of Crop Production

    • Department of Cooperatives and Rural Development

  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

    • Department of Water Resource Management

    • Department of Geology and Minerals

    • Department of Land Administration

    • Department of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change (DMHCC)

    • The National Hydro-Meteorological Service (NHMS)

    • Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment (IMHEN)

    • Vietnam National Mekong Committee (VNMC)

  • Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)

    • Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment

    • Development Strategy Institute (DSI)

  • Ministry of Transport (MOT)

    • Vietnam Road Administration

    • Vietnam Inland Waterways Administration 

    • Institute of Transport Science and Technology (ITST)

  • Ministry of Construction (MOC)

    • Planning – Architecture Department

    • Urban Development Agency

  • Others

Date:  6 July 2017 

Venue: Pullman Hanoi Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

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