The project, funded by the Green Climate Fund, aims to strengthen the resilience of smallholder agriculture to climate change-hit water insecurity areas. More than 500,000 people in Vietnam’s Central Highlands and South-Central Coastal regionals will directly benefit from a project worth US$30 million financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on climate change adaptation. Representatives of UNDP, MARD, and five target provinces Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, and Binh Thuan. Photos: UNDP About 50% of the beneficiaries are women who will be subject to the project which is designed to empower vulnerable smallholders, particularly women and ethnic minority farmers in climate change-induced water insecurity provinces namely Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, and Binh Thuan. The “ Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Agriculture to Climate Change-induced Water Insecurity in the Central Highlands and South-Central Coast Regions of Vietnam” … [Read more...] about US$30 million climate change adaptation project launched in Vietnam
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Next Engineers represents a commitment of up to $100 million over ten years, dedicated to increasing the diversity of young people in engineering. Next Engineers is a global college-readiness program that will provide students ages 13 to 18 (grades eight to 12) with hands-on exposure to engineering concepts and careers and ultimately award scholarships to pursue engineering degrees. By 2030, the program aims to reach more than 85,000 students in approximately 25 cities globally. “Engineers are critical to building a world that works, but diverse populations are woefully underrepresented in the field,” said Linda Boff, President, GE Foundation and Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of GE. “GE employs thousands of engineers around the globe and we’re committed to providing the resources that will inspire the next generation of engineers and innovators wherever their careers take them." During the next decade, the growing economy will require more skilled engineers to solve … [Read more...] about GE extends implementation of Next Engineers to increase diversity in engineering
Strong commitments to uphold multilateralism and fight climate change are factors to spur the Vietnam-Germany relations in the next decade. Shared interests between Vietnam and Germany in a wide range of issues are set to take the bilateral relations to a new height in the next decade. Overview of the online conference. Photos: Nguyen Tung Experts shared the view at a virtual conference discussing the 10th anniversary of the Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership (2011-2021) jointly held today [October 15] by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). “Ten years on since the signing of the Hanoi Joint Declaration on Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership, Vietnam-Germany relations have taken a significant leap forward,” said To Anh Dung, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs. To date, Germany is Vietnam’s largest economic partner in the EU, and Vietnam holds the same status in ASEAN as Germany, Dung said. During the span of ten … [Read more...] about Aligned interests to take Vietnam-Germany relations to new height
Businesses in the field of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) have been the pioneers in transiting to a circular economy model. Enterprises need to build a roadmap for circular strategy from a senior management perspective, following steps such as improvement in the production process, product and business model, Brendan Edgerton, Director of Circular Economy under the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) recommended. An overview of the workshop. Photo: VCCI Speaking at the circular economy-related workshop on October 14, Edgerton said about 8.6% of production volume in the world has been made following the circular model. If the enterprise lacks close supervision of this roadmap, the number of resources consumed by 2060 is estimated to double that of 2015. The circular economy is a model of using limited resources of water, energy, raw materials, and food towards efficiency, and higher value than the linear economy. Sharing his views at … [Read more...] about Foreign manufacturers boost circular economy in Vietnam
At present, China does not have the capacity to declare a military ADIZ over the entire South China Sea. China's possible declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea has made headlines over the past days. On May 31, South China Morning Post cited the Chinese army that Beijing since 2010 has been thinking of establishing an ADIZ in the sea that cover Pratas, and Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands. It reported that China is choosing a propriate time to declare the plan. Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra, an expert on the South China Sea Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra has made some accessement on the implications of Chinese ADIZ over the sea that is one of the world’s busiest waterways. If China deploys an ADIZ over the South China Sea, what are the geo-political implications for the region? There are no provisions in international law concerning an Air … [Read more...] about What does China’s potential ADIZ over South China Sea imply?
The topic "Strengthening infrastructure development: The government’s role in digital transformation" was discussed by ministers and experts at the ITU Ministerial Roundtable’s discussion. This is one of the activities of ITU Digital World 2021, organized by the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications and the ITU. Digital future accelerated by Covid-19 pandemic This session was attended by Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung and ITU Secretary General Houlin Zhao, and chaired by ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau Director Mario Maniewicz. Hassel Larry Bacchus, Minister of Digital Transformation of Trinidad and Tobago, said that after 18 months, the world has witnessed a shift which boosts the need for digital transformation. The digital future has been pushed forward much more rapidly than what was envisioned before the pandemic. He said that the success of the digital transformation process and broadband development will … [Read more...] about ITU Digital World: broadband infrastructure helps reduce unemployment