VietProtection: Strengthening Vietnamese Capacity of Civil Protection and Disaster Management – demonstrators of the port city of Hai Phong and the mountainous province Hoa Binh

Projektlaufzeit: 01.06.2018 – 30.11.2018

Vietnam is facing several natural disasters which regularly cause major damage to parts of the country and which have impacts on the inhabitants. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has appropriated funds for a definiton phase in the framework of the program „Research for Civil Security“ of the funding initiative „International Disaster and Risk Management“ (IKARIM). On 4th of June 2018 the six months definition phase of VietProtection has started with a virtual Kick-Off-Meeting of the German and Vietnamese partners. The project aims to develop application-oriented solutions for the prevention, provision and management of natural disasters as well as support for disaster recovery. The focus is on the effects of typhoons and floods on coastal cities (Hai Phong) and the risks of landslides in mountainous regions (Hoa Binh province). The existing network with Vietnam in civil protection and disaster control will be further expanded and a Research and Development (R&D) project oriented at Vietnamese needs to strengthen capacities for civil security and disaster prevention will be defined and prepared. Knowledge and information will be mutual transfered in two workshops in Germany and Vietnam in order to create focal points for the R&D phase. The definition project will conclude with a written proposal for a subsequent joint project phase.

Project Partners:

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (IVI), Dresden
  • City of Dortmund – Institute of Fire Service and Rescue Technology (IFR), Dortmund
  • Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), Bonn
  • City of Frankfurt am Main – City Administration – Health Department, Frankfurt am Main
  • Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change (IMHEN), Ha Noi
  • Vietnam Disaster Management Authority, Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ha Noi
  • Standing Office of the Steering Committee on Climate Change Response, Natural Disaster Control and Prevention, and   Search and Rescue, Ministry of Public Security, Ha Noi
  • Steering Committee on disaster management and search and rescue of Hai Phong
  • Steering Committee on disaster management and search and rescue of Hoa Binh
  • Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR), Ha Noi
  • Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Authority of  Water Resources and Disaster Prevention and Control of Hai Phong, Hai Phong
  • Department of Natural Resources and Environment – Authority of Seas and Islands of Hai Phong, Hai Phong
  • North East Regional Hydromet Station of Hai Phong, Hai Phong
  • Associate partner: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Centre for Security and Society