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In August 2021, the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the Viet Nam National Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), and UNDP Viet Nam established a working group on “Promoting the role of enterprises in disaster prevention, response to climate change and epidemics.” The working group aims to strengthen the cooperation and collaboration in implementing activities to promote the role of Vietnamese enterprises in disaster prevention, climate resilience and epidemics.
The mission of the working group includes:
- Enhancing awareness, capacity and proactiveness of the business community in disaster prevention, response to climate change and epidemics;
- Promoting public-private cooperation in disaster prevention, response to climate change and epidemics, and;
- Connecting and promoting dialogue between the Government and the business community in disaster prevention, response to climate change and epidemics.
In October 2021, VCCI, VNDMA and UNDP Viet Nam organized a workshop to engage business networks in disaster and climate resilience and prepare for future epidemics. The workshop served as an opportunity to launch the working group and gather inputs on the establishment of a national network that can champion the role of businesses in disasters and climate change.
With the support of UNDP Viet Nam, VCCI and its regional networks in Da Nang and Can Tho will focus on several capacity-building activities to develop business continuity plans for micro, small and medium enterprises and to build their sub-national networks’ capacity in disaster risk reduction and management, and climate change adaptation.
To learn more about the network, please go to the VCCI’s website.
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