Viet Nam is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries with high vulnerabilities to climate change. Communities, especially those living in coastal areas are exposed to different types of hazards, including cyclones, storms, floods, droughts, landslides, and saltwater intrusion. In March 2015, Viet Nam, along with other 187 countries, adopted The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (The Sendai Framework).
The Sendai Framework outlines 4 priority areas: (1) Understanding disaster risk, (2) Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk, (3) Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience, (4) Enhancing disaster preparedness for effecting response, and to “Building Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. A total of seven targets and a set of 38 indicators was identified by member states to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
How has Viet Nam implemented the priority areas of the Sendai Framework? Find the answer in our video clip.
Video script written: Phan Huong Giang, UNDP