As many as 18 lecturers from Vietnam’s Forestry University, Da Lat University and Vinh University are joining those from 13 other universities and institutes in the Asia Pacific region in a training course on climate change held in Malaysia from August 4-8.

The course, organised under the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the ‘Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (USAID LEAF) programme and the United States Forest Service (USFS), is part the nine-course training programme on regional climate change, which began in October 2012.

The programme includes four major modules, namely overview of climate change, measures to ensure environment and society, reduction of emissions in land use planning, and carbon control.

The USAID LEAF programme director, David Ganz, spoke highly of the participation and remarkable contributions of Vietnamese universities to the programme, expressing his hope that they will play a vital role in developing similar training courses in Vietnam in the coming time.

Ass. Prof. Dr. Bui The Doi from the Vietnam Forestry University said 15 lectures of his school have attended courses and workshops on designing curricula on climate change under the programme.

These events help participants get insight into issues relating to climate change as well as improve their skills in teaching and doing scientific research in the field, he added.-VNA