University of Potsdam – Urban

Project Title: Ecology and Gender Based Flood Resilience Building in Thua Thien Hue,Central Vietnam (ResilNam)

Urban: To enhance the flood resilience of urban communities, the project team of ResilNam-Urban has worked with the restoration, conservation and sustainable management of natural retention and drainage areas in Hue City, central Vietnam. These bottom-up nature-based solutions will provide a means to strengthen the role of women in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Together with local and regional authorities and stakeholders from civil society, ResilNam-Urban seeks to overcome existing gender differences that make women especially vulnerable to the negative impacts of floods.

Watch the in-depth documentary, Building Flood Resilience in Central Vietnam, about the project to build flood resilience in Central Vietnam. The documentary follows the story of three women that have taken part in Potsdam’s ecosystem-based approach to protecting communities from extreme weather.

Facts about the Challenge project


Southeast Asia



Team lead

Philip Bubeck


Lead organization

University of Potsdam

Local partners

Centre for Social Research and Development (CSRD), Institute for Earth and Environmental Science

International partners

Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in the Netherlands