Capacity Gap Assessment of the Central and Provincial Committees for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control system, and the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority, with a child lens
In 2017, the Prime Minister approved the 2017- 2021 programme of cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and UNICEF. As a first step within the programme towards identifying Viet Nam’s natural disaster risks, the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VDMA) under MARD requested UNICEF support to conduct a systematic assessment of the capacity of Viet Nam’s disaster management system. The objectives were to:
- Assess capacity gaps within the system of Central and Provincial Committees for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, and the VDMA.
- Assess gaps in the country’s disaster risk management (DRM) system as to why children and vulnerable people are severely affected by disasters.
- Provide recommendations for an action plan to close these gaps.