The Child-Centred Climate Change Resilience Programme in southern Tien Giang province, funded by the Australia Agency for International Development, was launched on April 16.

The project, worth 8.1 billion VND (more than 387,000 USD), will be implemented from now to 2014 in seven communes where suffer impacts of climate change and sea water level rising.

They include Gia Thuan, Kieng Phuoc, Phuoc Trung, Tan Dien communes and Vam Lang town of Go Cong Dong district, Binh Xuan and Binh Dong communes of Go Cong township.

It aims at enhancing the adaptation of vulnerable children and communities in targeted communes and improving their understanding on climate change’s impacts, while reducing effects of climate change.

Besides, the project builds a community-level climate change resilience model and organise communication activities in order to change behaviour on climate change in the communities.-VNA