Participants discuss the model of seaweed farming in Quang Nam (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A consultation workshop for a project on sustainable livelihood for rural women amidst climate change and natural disaster risks was held in Hanoi on April 22 by the UN Women in Vietnam.

The event was part of a programme on improving women’s livelihood and engagement toward increasing resilience to natural disaster risks and climate change impacts.

Vu Phuong Ly, a UN Women expert, said that women can make effective contributions to enhancing the capacity of recovery and sustainable development in their locality if their voices are listened.

This will help reduce vulnerability of women and their family, thus contributing to the success of responding activities to the risks in the community, she added.

Ly held that improving economic conditions can be made through sustainable development models that are resilient to climate change and natural disasters. On the basis, the role and involvement of women as well as their leadership in natural disaster mitigation will be enhanced, while helping build policies and laws in the field.

In Vietnam, Foundation Chanel via UN Women will support four sustainable livelihood models in rural areas three years, said Ly.

At the event, representatives from the Vietnam Women’s Association, the Agriculture Support Centres of some localities proposed and discussed numerous measures to implement the chosen livelihood models.-VNA