From October 27 to 28, the USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (USAID Mekong ARCC) project gathered key stakeholders in Hanoi, Vietnam, to discuss potential climate change adaptation options for Thuan Hoa commune where a USAID partner, the Asian Management and Development Institute (AMDI), will implement a climate adaptation pilot program over the next year.

Thuan Hoa Commune is located within Vietnam’s Kien Giang province, a hotspot identified in the USAID Mekong ARCC Climate Study for the Lower Mekong Basin that is threatened by rising sea levels, increased flooding and higher average temperatures as a result of climate change. Based on aquaculture gap analysis findings, livelihoods assessment and AMDI’s engagement with commune-level stakeholders earlier in the year, AMDI presented 10 adaptation options for discussion, including six which targeted the commune’s shrimp-rice system.

Participants provided insight into the upcoming adaptation implementation process and discussed priority areas for commune-level staff including challenges to implementation and the timing of adaptation measures.

Source: USAID/RDMA Regional Environment Office Weekly Update