Da Nang shares 100RC implementation experience with Can Tho
10/06/2016 16:13:15

On the occasion of Can Tho becoming a new member of 100 Resilient Cities network (100RC), on the morning of June 6, Climate Change Coordination Office (CCCO), a.k.a CRO’s team received Can Tho City’s Delegation coming to Da Nang for experience and lesson learning regarding implementation of 100RC Program in the city.

Can Tho Delegation included Can Tho Vice Chairman of People’s Committee Dao Anh Dung and representatives of major departments and agencies of the city.

 

For Da Nang side, participants included Da Nang Vice Chairman of People’s Committee Phung Tan Viet, Director of CCCO and Da Nang CRO Dinh Quang Cuong, representatives of the city’s departments and agencies and CCCO’s staff members.

 

 

The meeting on progress

 

At the meeting, CRO Dinh Quang Cuong presented contents related to organizational structure and resilience strategy building process under the framework of 100RC. He hopes through his presentation, Can Tho Delegation can understand and select the appropriate experience and approach from efforts that Mr. Cuong and his team have been doing to leverage all resources of 100RC to successfully develop and implement Resilience Strategy for the city, helping the city to deal with emerging challenges of 21st century.

 

As he shared, joining 100RC the city has received support for 04 main categories:

1. Payment for CRO’s salary

2. Assistance to develop Resilience Strategy

3. Access to the Platform of Partners who can provide technical assistance to implement Resilience Strategy

4. The image and reputation of the city can be promoted.

 

He also emphasized that “Being part of 100RC network is a huge opportunity. Member cities can enhance experience and solution sharing and learning as well as mutual support. For example, in February, Da Nang Delegation led by Vice Chairman of People’s Committee Phung Tan Viet visited Boulder and Pittsburgh (USA), two other members of 100RC. Joining the same global network, Da Nang received warm welcome from leaders of these cities. Besides, the two cities committed to promoting collaboration with Da Nang in education, non-governmental aid…”

 

“100RC brings opportunities along with responsibilities. We are responsible for sharing vision and practice with 100RC, so that other member cities can figure out solutions regarding resilience for sustainable development. Thus, CRO is an essential position, who is not only the conduit and the main coordinator of all resilience building efforts in the city among relevant departments and agencies, but also the one to connect the city with other members. Accordingly, CRO should be able to use English fluently in order to efficiently discuss and connect to international partners.”

 

 

On behalf of Da Nang’s leaders, Mr. Phung Tan Viet congratulated Can Tho on being chosen over 1,000 applications to join 100RC. In the future, Da Nang and Can Tho should enhance mutual support in applying lessons learned from the program.

 

He hoped this opportunity can help to promote Can Tho’s reputation globally. He also advised the city of Can Tho to follow the way of Da Nang integrating the concept of resilience into Socio-Economic Reports. He made a commitment to Da Nang playing its role as a pioneer, providing needed assistance to Can Tho in 100RC implementation. 

 

 

Vice Chairman of Da Nang People’s Committee shares his opinions

  

As technical consultant of Da Nang, Mrs. Ngo Thi Le Mai represented Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET) highly appreciated achievements of Da Nang in resilience strategy building process. Findings and lessons of Da Nang are aslo highly evaluated by 100RC Board of Management, and Da Nang's experience sharing is meaningful to international members and Can Tho in particular.

 
 
Mr. Dao Anh Dung, Vice Chairman of Can Tho People's Committee

On behalf of Can Tho Delegation, Mr. Dao Anh Dung expressed his gratitude to Da Nang for valuable experience sharing. He shared Can Tho, located in the heart of Mekong Delta, usually has to bear severe consequences of floods and droughts; thus, joining 100RC can help the city to enhance its resilience, dealing with natural challenges to develop and increase citizens' living standards.
 
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