Reconstruction in Vietnam: Less to lose! Examples of the experience of Development Workshop France in Vietnam

Matthew Blackett, Marion MacLellan, Guillaume Chantry, John Norton

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Abstract

Vietnam is very susceptible to natural hazards. Development Workshop France (DWF) has been working in Vietnam since 1989 following a massive typhoon which hit central Vietnam four years earlier, integrating efforts on post-disaster reconstruction programmes to promote safe construction. Since then DWF has endeavoured to ensure that these programmes are locally informed, using locally adapted technology to support sustainability within the affected communities. This chapter evaluates several of these reconstruction programmes and identifies a number of recommendations for the implementation of such schemes in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStill Standing?
Subtitle of host publicationLooking Back at Reconstruction and Disaster Risk Reduction in Housing
EditorsTheo Schilderman, Eleanor Parker
Place of PublicationRugby
PublisherPractical Action Publishing
Pages115-136
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781780448404
ISBN (Print)1853398403, 9781853398391 , 9781853398407
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2014

Keywords

  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Cyclone resistant construction
  • Safe housing
  • Community development

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    Blackett, M., MacLellan, M., Chantry, G., & Norton, J. (2014). Reconstruction in Vietnam: Less to lose! Examples of the experience of Development Workshop France in Vietnam. In T. Schilderman, & E. Parker (Eds.), Still Standing?: Looking Back at Reconstruction and Disaster Risk Reduction in Housing (pp. 115-136). Rugby: Practical Action Publishing. https://doi.org/10.3362/9781780448398.007