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  • At the start of DIPECHO work in Vietnam the DRM approach was very much top-down with no much experience on bottom up approaches. One of the man achievement of DIPECHO support is the contribution to the creation of good working models of CBDRM together with providing quality Human Resources for implementing the models (ex: a large trainers base nationwide by DIPECHO projects) . Models were supported by advocacy at national level through JANI .JANI group (and project) contributed also strongly to a better sharing of models, learning from each other, a larger voice, better visibility etc. resulting in nationwide application of good working models and government support for community based work. (ex: National CBDRM program)
     The DIPECHO partners contributed significantly to the emergence and development of the National CBDRM program. All together, we are now in the process of supporting the rolling out of this ambitious program that aim to implement the CBDRM approach in 6,000 communes by 2020.
  • -Training package on advocacy on DRR
    -Celebration of National & International DRR days (in supporting various UNISDR themes along the years)
    -Support to the implementation of the AADMER agreement through the DIPECHO-funded project of the APG (ASEAN Partnership Group)
    - More recently JANI supported the development of a Joint advocacy strategy between the JANI members, DMWG and CCWG. A consolidated joint action plan is currently being put together.
  • Below a stories book about the importance of recognizing women and girls in reducing disaster risks. This is an interesting and innovative advocacy tool that was co developed between the UNs, the WU and the DIPECHO partners during the last International DRR day in October 2012.
  • -The CBDRM TWG set up in 2011 has been used as an avenue to consolidate and standardized the many good materials that were developed under DIPECHO projects over the past years.
    -Capacity building of GoV agencies and local actors (such as VNRC, the WU or the DMC) at central and provincial level (for example DIPECHO contributed to support an extensive network of VCA facilitators and CBDRM Trainers that are now the main National trainer of the Nat CBDRM program.
  • JANI supported several study tours for the media and various networks to raise the importance of a stronger CB approaches of DRM in Vietnam. The project is supporting the dissemination of information through various websites that it contributed to develop.
  • In April 2012, one of the key achievement of the joint work of JANI has been that the MOET approved for the first time a DRR and CCA extra curriculum training package that was co funded by ECHO and AUSAID. The package has involved many JANI members and went through a formal review committee composed of staff from various department of the MOET. The material is now being disseminated and use in few provinces involving at least 5 JANI members.
  • JANI produced a whole range of key materials. The CBDRM framework and best practices were used as the main reference materials by DMC to design the national guideline for the implementation of the National CBDRM program. Several IEC materials were developed along the years and are now being used and replicated by every actors of the DRM sector. The JANI network has also been connected to the global network of civil society organizations for DRR through the organization of regular ‘’ view from the front line surveys’’ that have highlighted important issues in CBDRM such as for example the lack of sufficient funding and focus at local level for those living on the forefront of the Natural hazards.
  • An interesting production of the JANI network is the atlas of housing vulnerability & safe house. The atlas assessed the housing vulnerabilities, link the risks in local housing to the appropriate measures to be adapted locally to achieve safer houses and propose technical models to strengthened safe house in various region of Vietnam.


  • 1. JANI s’ achievements in Vietnam
  • 2. History of DIPECHO in Vietnam: From pilots to Institutionalization/scale up 2010 2009 2006 1995
  • 3. Joint Advocacy Network Initiative • An established and recognized advocacy network of 18 organizations (coordinated by CARE) to promote joint work and share experiences • 4 phases of funding between 2006 and 2013 Main areas: •Advocacy/awareness raising •Capacity building •Learning and sharing •Knowledge management 3
  • 4. Advocacy • Training package on advocacy on DRR • Celebration of National & International DRR days • Support to the implementation of the AADMER agreement • Joint advocacy strategy and action plan for JANI, DMWG and CCWG
  • 5. Advocacy Information leaflet on VCA Organization of the DRR day 2011 Stories book jointly developed with JANI and the UNs
  • 6. Capacity building • Through the CBDRM TWG, active participation in the development of training packages on advocacy, ToT, CBDRM, climate change adaptation and mitigation, gender mainstreaming guidelines in DRR, M&E…. which are now part of the ‘’ building blocks’’ of the national CBDRM program • Capacity building of GoV agencies and local actors (VNRC, Women Union, medias…) at central and provincial levels on DRR and CCA for the roll out of the GoV CBDRM program
  • 7. Learning and sharing • Media tours on CBDRM and CCA issues • Study tours for JANI, DMWG, VNGO & Climate Change network and CCWG members • Support the development of CCFSC/DMC websites ( & including a repository of technical documents. • Development of extra curriculum DRR/education materials
  • 8. DRR/CCA into the school system DRR/CCA extra curriculum package appraised and approved by MOET: – Lesson plan for teachers on DRR and CC – Hand-out for students on DRR and CC
  • 9. Knowledge development Knowledge management: - Best practices on CBDRM documented; - CBDRM framework document; - IEC materials (including materials for persons with visual impairment) - Atlas of Housing vulnerability & Safe House - DRR/CCA mainstreaming guideline; - Best practice and lessons learned documents on CBDRM in upland areas. - Implementation of ‘’ view from the front line ‘’ surveys
  • 10. JANI – I.E.C materials CBDRM framework Four-on-spots motto Atlas of Housing vulnerability & Safe House in Viet Nam Posters on Drowning prevention for children, about keys DRM messages beforeduring- after disaster
  • 11. Learning points • Building trust: Engaging/working together with government bring results (through on the job training/field visits and joint work within task forces) • Coordination/transparency/information sharing are very important to avoid overlap of action. • Remain focus on one or two objectives. • Managing relationship require flexibility & diplomatic skills
  • 12. Thank you for your attention !