Hanoi, October 13th, 2020 – On the occasion of the International Disaster Risk Reduction Day, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Disaster Risk Reduction Partnership (DRRP) was signed between GIZ (as an implementing agency for German Cooperation) and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) of Viet Nam.
The DRRP provides a forum to effectively enhance cooperation and coordination between the Vietnamese Government, donor and development partner community, non-governmental organizations and private sector entities in a concerted effort for disaster risk reduction. Becoming the 25th member of the DRRP marks an important development of German Cooperation taking part in multi-lateral initiatives as well as of bilateral cooperation between Viet Nam and Germany in the field of disaster risk reduction. By joining DRRP, German Cooperation wants to express our willingness to support its shared objective. We also expect that the DRRP will facilitate the strategic cooperation between German Cooperation, MARD and Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA) in disaster risk reduction, disaster risk management and climate resilience in Viet Nam in general and the Mekong Delta in particular.
The Mekong Delta Climate Resilience Programme (MCRP) will represent GIZ in coordinating with MARD and DRRP members during the implementation of this MOU. (MCRP is funded by the German and Vietnamese Governments. Its objective is to support the Vietnamese authorities on their path for sustainable development of the Mekong Delta through the climate-resilient management of natural resources along the coast.)