Workshop on Safer Shelter in Vietnam (Hanoi, Vietnam, 4-5 September 2002)

This workshop was aimed to provide a forum for participants to review, analyze and discuss five main issues pertaining to the impact of flood and typhoon on housing; existing shelter options and approaches; methodologies for transfer of these options or solutions through awareness promotion campaign and capacity building workshops; innovations on developing a techno-financial mechanism for the delivery of disaster-resistant shelters; and existing government housing policy relative to disaster reduction. Another important objective of the workshop was to develop an ADPC urban disaster mitigation project in Vietnam under the Center's Asian Urban Disaster Mitigation Program (AUDMP).