Centre for Social Research and Development

CSRD seeks justice for vulnerable communities threatened by external change. We help to create community resilience to threats resulting from climate change, development, agribusiness and industrialisation.

CSRD is based in Hue, Vietnam. It is a self-funded non-government organisation (NGO) working to seek justice for vulnerable communities threatened by external change. CSRD has retained a geographical focus in Thua Thien Hue and adjacent provinces in the Central Region of Vietnam but has also undertaken projects throughout the lower Mekong.

We achieve our results through four key activities:

  1. We research the real issues at the grass roots level and maintain grass roots buy-in at all stages of project implementation.
  2. We act as change agents and raise awareness by training and advocacy.
  3. We empower the disadvantaged, particularly women, helping them realize their rights and how to make their voices heard.
  4. We lead pilot projects such as mangrove planting, composting and child education to demonstrate change options.


All in the same boat

Documentary: All in the same boat

This documentary, `All in the same boat´, follows a people-centred approach in communicating flood risk to at-risk communities, as suggested by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Women have a rest during planting mangroves (Photo: Philip Bubeck)

The impacts of flooding on well-being and the role of ecosystem-based adaptation

We show that floods can have a substantial impact on the well-being of flood affected individuals and especially on women.

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Planted mangroves in the Tam Giang Lagoon

EbA as an approach to increase flood resilience of the vulnerable

This policy brief shows that ecosystem-based adaptation can be a promising approach to increase flood resilience of vulnerable groups in society, such as women and the poor.

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