MEKONG NET: the Network of Environmental Protection and Response with the Climate Change in the Mekong Delta

-                  Mekong Net Introduction

o   Task and Function

MekongNet is abbreviation of the Network of Environmental Protection and Response with the Climate Change in the Mekong Delta in 2010. It works as an open forum attracted to the participation of representatives in the field of environmental protection to cope with anticipated climate change impacts in the coming decades, including the government, non-governmental organizations in Vietnam, the scientists and the authorities in provincial department as well as civil society organizations.

The network connects the stakeholders  in many different ways to form the single entity in order to exchanging and sharing the information as well as experience related to the field, supporting environmental and natural resource protection projects, assessing the vulnerability due to climate change and proposing its strategy in the Mekong Delta.

MekongNet is run out of CTU’s Research Institute for Climate Change (CTURICC), also known as the DRAGON Institute.  The CTURICC coordinates all climate change related work at the university (Fig 1).  With funding from local NGO WARECOD, CTURICC organized two meetings and several training workshops for all 13 provinces with a focus on awareness raising and capacity building.  CTU sent invitation letters to all relevant provincial government departments.  This is a standing letter that enables their on-going participation.

o   Regulations

o   List of Member of the Executive Board

 

Province

Position

Telephone number

Email

1

Lê Quang Trí

Director of  DRAGON-Mekong Institute

 

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2

Lê Anh Tuấn

Deputy Director of  DRAGON-Mekong Institute

 

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3

Nguyễn Hiếu Trung

Deputy Director of  DRAGON-Mekong Institute

 

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1

Cà Mau

Huỳnh Kim Duyên

 Vice directory of Woman Association

 

091.3616304

 

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2

Bạc Liêu

Khưu Lễ

 Vice director of DONRE

 

091.3616304

 

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3

Sóc Trăng

Trần Văn Thanh

 Vice director of DONRE

 

091.3119360

 

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4

Kiên Giang

Lương Thanh Hải

 Director of  DOST

 

091.3993348

 

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5

Hậu Giang

Hoàng Minh Châu

 Head of Environmental Protection Division

 

091.8408611

 

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6

An Giang

Trần Anh Thư

 Vice director of DONRE

 

090.8550955

 

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7

Cần Thơ

Cao Thị Minh Thảo

 Head of Environmental Protection Division

 

091.3993518

 

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8

Vĩnh Long

Ngô Thị Bích Đào

Head of Environmental Protection Division

 

0903659192

 

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9

Đồng Tháp

Vũ Thị Nhung

 Head of Environmental Protection Division

 

0913.088.199

 

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10

Trà Vinh

Nguyễn Thanh Liên

 Vice director of DONRE

 

091.8 107613

 

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11

Tiền Giang

Trần Xuân Thành

 Director of DONRE

 

091.8132406

 

12

Long An

Huỳnh Thị Phép

 Vice Director of  DOST

 

093.8191353

 

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CTU has been inviting external support (funding and human resources) and collaboration to help it respond to Provincial government needs by:

  • ·         continuing to provide workshops to improve CC awareness within the community and government;
  • ·         continuing capacity building, particularly in the area of CC impact and vulnerability assessment, analytical tools and measures;
  • ·         providing adaptation solutions (outcomes of the existing R&D projects, e.g. CC tolerant crop varieties, AWD irrigation, mangrove forest protection, CDM, etc.);
  • ·         and building provincial capacity to conduct policy/planning analysis and advocacy on CC related issues.

 

 

From 12 to 18 May, 2013, Research Institute for Climate Change (DRAGON Institute), Can Tho University (CTU) has been taking a study tour of disasters and climate change trends in the Central provinces, Vietnam. The delegation included 7 experts led by head of delegation Prof. Dr. Le Quang Tri.

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