GIZ Faces and Stories – “Hero of Development” Integrated Coastal Management Programme Integrated Coastal Management Programme

Viet Nam is one of the countries that is worst affected by climate change. In five provinces along the Mekong Delta, GIZ- ICMP has been assisting coastal inhabitants since 2011 to safeguard themselves against increasingly extreme weather events. Some of the coastal protection measures commissioned by the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) target the restoration of mangrove forests. Around 320 hectares have already been reforested. One of the villages benefiting from this is Au Tho B. Vegetable farmer Thach Soal, 67, tells us his story.