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Community integration with weather-related hazard adaption and mitigation in Vietnam

BGS, in partnership with Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR) and with community engagement, has created a workshop that aims to increase preparation for hydrometeorological hazards and will allow researchers to maximise the social impacts of national and international research programmes.

Event from 15/06/2021 to 17/06/2021
Vietnam is susceptible to natural hazards linked to extreme weather events. Source: © ThuyHaBich from Pixabay
Vietnam is susceptible to natural hazards linked to extreme weather events. Source: © ThuyHaBich from Pixabay

Natural hazards linked to extreme weather events pose a direct threat to lives and livelihoods. Vietnam ranks among the countries most affected by extreme weather events including floods, landslides and storm surges.

Through the the British Council’s Researcher Links Climate Challenge programme, the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR) and the British Geological Survey (BGS) will host a workshop, “Community integration with weather-related hazard adaption and mitigation in Vietnam“.

Participants at this workshop will explore participatory methodologies for capturing the experiences of local communities and how best to integrate these into to co-development of more effective weather-related hazard research and decision-making in Vietnam. The workshop will bring together early career researchers from the UK & Vietnam, to share research expertise and develop collaborations relevant to enabling practical tools for success in incorporating community experience into weather-related hazard adaption and mitigation.

Aims of the workshop

The workshop aims to bring together teams of early career researchers (ECRs) from the UK and Vietnam to share research expertise and develop collaborations relevant to improving community integration with weather-related hazard adaption and mitigation in Vietnam. Following the workshop there will be the opportunity for participants to access seed funding to develop research ideas arising from the workshop.

Workshop outline

The workshop will be held in English. Participants will be expected to upload a short summary on their research area and its relationship to the workshop theme prior to the workshop, and then to take part in interactive activities and group-discussions over each of the three days of the workshop.

Duration

From 15 to 17 June 2021, 3 days (4 hours each day).

Application deadline

The application form must be completed and submitted to Dr Andrew Barkwith at andr3@bgs.ac.uk before the deadline of 14 May 2021.

Costs and support

The virtual workshop will be free for the selected delegates. Additional funds to aid delegates with poor internet connectivity may be available.

Eligibility

Researcher Links Climate Challenge Workshops are designed for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations in the field of climate change.

  • Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form
  • Application must be submitted before 14 May 2021 to andr3@bgs.ac.uk
  • Participants must be Early Career Researchers: Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience. They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers
  • Participants must have a research or academic position (a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Vietnam
  • Please note that participants are expected to attend all sessions of the workshop

For more information, please see the application form.

Contact

Dr Andrew Barkwith: andr3@bgs.ac.uk

Thanh Long Nguyen, VIGMR: ntlong1974@yahoo.com

In partnership

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British Council

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VIGMR

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