A child-centred programme funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) has got underway in central Quang Nam province with the aim of improving understanding and capacity of children and the community to adapt to climate change impacts.

The “Vietnam Children-Centred Climate Resilience” programme, with a budget of over 10 billion VND (476,000 USD), is being carried out in Quang Nam’s Duy Xuyen and Thang Binh districts.

It also aims to enhance capacity of grassroots managerial agencies and the society to implement community-based climate adaptation programmes as well as increase policy-makers’ involvement in such programmes.

The project will last until November 30, 2014.-VNA