Infrastructure next to the river

Approach

VCAPS approaches this project following three main principles:

  • An integrated approach: VCAPS and the working groups will work together on multiple stakeholder levels, disciplines, geographical scales and time scales. This means that in the development process, we will zoom repeatedly across the spatial scale levels.
  • Using the Esperanto of drawing: in connecting local Vietnamese knowledge and expertise and Dutch expertise clear communication and mutual understanding is of vital importance. To facilitate communication at all levels we use drawing and sketching in workshops and studios with stakeholders. Drawing and graphical illustration is the pre-eminent means to bring different disciplines together in conversation and consolidate ideas to form.
  • Vietnamese Ownership, Dutch Partnership. We involve stakeholders in a process of creating awareness, sense of urgency, and ownership as the basis for developing a joint Climate Adaptation Strategy and for joint action.