Synergizing Activities between CEP and BCC in Viet Nam

Hue, Viet Nam 2 to 4 December 2013

A workshop to synergize landscape and livelihood activities between CEP and the Biodiversity Conservation Corridors project (BCC) in the provinces of Quang Nam, T.T. Hue and Quang Tri was held in Hue, Viet Nam. The workshop, which included provincial and central government representatives, aimed to raise awareness about the biodiversity conservation pilot projects conducted during CEP Phase I and to discuss how planned activities under CEP Phase II can align with ongoing BCC work.

Achievements and lessons learnt from the CEP pilot work were discussed at the opening session, followed by presentations on BCC implementation progress and CEP Phase II activities planned for the BCC sites. The discussions with BCC stakeholders will inform CEP plans for REDD+, climate change adaptation and value chain development activities.

EOC representatives then visited BCC communities in Quang Tri with the aim of gaining a better understanding of climate-sensitive aspects of livelihoods in the project area. This included investigating the effectiveness of current risk management strategies and the role of financing institutions such as agricultural banks and Commune Development Funds in supporting community livelihoods, for example, helping them recover from natural disasters. As part of CEP efforts to mainstream gender within the program, the team also learned about how access to resources and decision making power differs for men, women and ethnic minorities in the BCC sites.


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