Session 5 : lessons learned from the implementation of livelihoods in vietnam swiss red cross
LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF LIVELIHOODS
TON THAT KHANH
SWISS RED CROSS
1. Livelihoods-related projects funded by SRC in Vietnam
2. Are livelihoods needed in DRR?
4. Lessons learned
SWISS RED CROSS - VIETNAM
Housing & Livelihood
Project, Phu Yen
DRR & Livelihoods for
households in Ho Gui
village, Ca Mau Province
CBDRM Project in Ca
Improving life of agent
orange victims and their
families through providing
income generation fund
CBDRM Project in Ben
ARE LIVELIHOODS NEEDED IN DRR?
An asset-based livelihood framework (Source : Sanderson 2009)
Lack stakeholder engagement in
Lack of contribution of local community
Lack of necessary technical supports and
Low awareness of beneficiaries
Most vulnerable are located in remote areas
1. Confront with challenges
Failures are part of succeeding.
Looking back to failures and learning from them
is part of the process.
Robust measures are needed when it comes to
non-transparency in financial and ethical issues.
2. Long-term plans (even up to 10 years)
Particularly considering the highly remote area of
The establishment of community project is a process
that requires time, patience, research, and constant
monitoring and supports (e.g. capacity building).
Clear impacts and sustainability on livelihood models
are visible only in the long run.
3. Participatory approaches the MUST
Active engagement of stakeholders
Local resources and other external supports from
Recipients need to be part of the entire process
Willingness to involve all concerned people openly
4. Awareness raising through
- Dependent mindset / relying on external supports
- Awareness on need of active role and
responsibilities in building the bridge to selflivelihoods
- Change mindset to Change actions
5. Make it tangible and build a successful trial model first
“When I can see it [benefits] clearly, I will go for it.”