LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF LIVELIHOODS
VIETNAM
TON THAT KHANH
SWISS RED CROSS
VIETNAM
OUTLINE
1. Livelihoods-related projects funded by SRC in Vietnam

2. Are livelihoods needed in DRR?
3. Challenges
4. Lesso...
LIVELIHOODS-RELATED PROJECTS
SWISS RED CROSS - VIETNAM

2010
Housing & Livelihood
Rehabilitation
Project, Phu Yen
Province...
ARE LIVELIHOODS NEEDED IN DRR?

An asset-based livelihood framework (Source : Sanderson 2009)
CHALLENGES
Lack stakeholder engagement in
assessment, decision-making

Lack of contribution of local community
Lack of nec...
LESSONS LEARNED
1. Confront with challenges
Failures are part of succeeding.
Looking back to failures and learning from th...
LESSONS LEARNED
2. Long-term plans (even up to 10 years)
Particularly considering the highly remote area of
intervention.
...
LESSONS LEARNED
3. Participatory approaches the MUST
Active engagement of stakeholders
Clearer roles/responsibilities

Loc...
LESSONS LEARNED
4. Awareness raising through
communication activities
- Dependent mindset / relying on external supports
-...
LESSONS LEARNED
5. Make it tangible and build a successful trial model first
“When I can see it [benefits] clearly, I will...
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Session 5 : lessons learned from the implementation of livelihoods in vietnam swiss red cross

  1. 1. LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LIVELIHOODS VIETNAM TON THAT KHANH SWISS RED CROSS VIETNAM
  2. 2. OUTLINE 1. Livelihoods-related projects funded by SRC in Vietnam 2. Are livelihoods needed in DRR? 3. Challenges 4. Lessons learned
  3. 3. LIVELIHOODS-RELATED PROJECTS SWISS RED CROSS - VIETNAM 2010 Housing & Livelihood Rehabilitation Project, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam, 2011-2013 DRR & Livelihoods for households in Ho Gui village, Ca Mau Province 2012-2014 CBDRM Project in Ca Mau Province 2012-2013 Improving life of agent orange victims and their families through providing income generation fund 2013-2015 CBDRM Project in Ben Tre Province
  4. 4. ARE LIVELIHOODS NEEDED IN DRR? An asset-based livelihood framework (Source : Sanderson 2009)
  5. 5. CHALLENGES Lack stakeholder engagement in assessment, decision-making Lack of contribution of local community Lack of necessary technical supports and monitoring Low awareness of beneficiaries Most vulnerable are located in remote areas
  6. 6. LESSONS LEARNED 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.
  7. 7. LESSONS LEARNED 2. Long-term plans (even up to 10 years) Particularly considering the highly remote area of intervention. 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.
  8. 8. LESSONS LEARNED 3. Participatory approaches the MUST Active engagement of stakeholders Clearer roles/responsibilities Local resources and other external supports from stakeholders Recipients need to be part of the entire process Willingness to involve all concerned people openly
  9. 9. LESSONS LEARNED 4. Awareness raising through communication activities - 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
  10. 10. LESSONS LEARNED 5. Make it tangible and build a successful trial model first “When I can see it [benefits] clearly, I will go for it.”
  11. 11. Thank you for your attention!

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