Program Locations: Da Nang, Vietnam
Project Duration: October 2011–September 2014
Project Lead: Ngo Thi Le Mai, Country Coordinator, Vietnam
The role of ISET-International in this project is to provide the Da Nang Women’s Union with the tools they need to build a more storm resistant city. ISET-International gives the Women’s Union technical support and training, along with financial monitoring. The two organizations work together to create a strong foundation for effective disaster resilience management in Da Nang.
The goal of the Women’s Union is to reach the most vulnerable households in the Da Nang community. In order to do so, they host community based disaster resilience workshops, and collect qualitative data and feedback through “Sharing and Experience” workshops.
ISET-International has focused on training the Women’s Union staff on climate change responses, community-based disaster resilience management, interpersonal communication, and credit management. ISET works to ensure that the Women’s Union staff are comfortable and effective at passing this information on to the community and to future staff members. So far, ISET-International has trained 22 women who are now able to pass this knowledge on to over 160 community members from the most vulnerable demographics. In addition, the Women’s Union was able to approve and disperse 66 home improvement loans to low-income households for the purpose of storm-resistant renovation or reconstruction. Of the 66 loans, 60 households have now completed their projects. Furthermore, the Women’s Union was able to assist 19 low-income households in getting housing construction grants from the Department of Labor.
This project was funded by and in partnership with:
Da Nang Women’s Union