On September 21st – 22nd, 2018, Research Center for Rural Development of An Giang University held an international workshop on “Water governance, Climate change, and Food Security in ethnic minority communities in Vietnam”. The workshop attracted the attendance of over 100 delegates from national and international institutions and organisations.
This workshop was held as part of the “Water governance project in the ethnic minority communities in the Mekong Delta” operated by the Research Center for Rural Development under sponsorship of USAid Agency.
At the first session, the attendants were introduced the research findings on the improvement in water governance, adaptation to climate change, and food security in ethnic minority communities.
The second session was devoted to finding approaches for water governance and adaptation to climate change at floating rice areas in Vinh Phuoc – Tri Ton and the water treatment system for public use at Ta Ngao Pagoda, An Phu Commune, Tinh Bien. The field trip also helped the researchers obtain a clearer view on the adaptation of the local people to bad weather conditions, learn experience from the community and provide them with practical materials.
The workshop on “Water governance, climate change, and food security in ethnic minority communities in Vietnam” had significant contributions to connecting researchers of various disciplines and nations for sharing knowledge about water governance, adaptation to climate change and food security of Khmer communities in Southern Vietnam and other ethnic minority communities in Tay Nguyen and the Northwest region.
Trinh Phuoc Nguyen – Research Center for Rural Development
Photos: Tran Xuan Long - Research Center for Rural Development
Translated by Chi Do Na