Project Details

Description (abstract)

CLIDEV project for Strengthening Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development in Myanmar and Vietnam has received 4-year HEI ICI funding from Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The project aims to empower an ever-increasing number of students with improved climate change knowledge and skills to make a positive contribution to the needs of society.

The project’s main intended outcome is the enhancement of the forest and agriculture related climate change higher education systems in Myanmar and Vietnam. This will be achieved by modernizing, improving accessibility and internationalisation of partner HEIs curriculum by supporting the development of new learning and teaching tools (including Massive Open Online Courses – MOOCs and Open Educational Resources – OER), specifically in relation to agriculture, forestry and other land use sectors. Thus, domestic capacity to sustainably manage natural resources will be improved, for the benefit of the local people and the environment, while at the same time enabling Myanmar and Vietnam to effectively respond to the demands and opportunities of international processes e.g. Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Bonn challenge.

The outputs of the project will lead to increased understanding of climate change to support fact-based decision-making resulting in increased resilience of vulnerable communities. It will also support partner countries to pursue sustainable development pathways.

CLIVEV is coordinateds by the Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI) at the Department of Forest Sciences. The project is a collaboration between six partners: University of Helsinki and Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland); Yezin Agricultural University and University of Forestry and Environmental Sciences (Myanmar); Hue University and Vietnam National University of Forestry (Vietnam).
Effective start/end date01/09/202031/08/2024