Meet Nguyen Thi Phuong Lan, a master student of the Master’s Program in Climate Change and Development (MCCD) at Vietnam Japan University.
Ms. Nguyen Thị Phuong Lan during an internship at Ibaraki University, Japan
Here is an internship experience of Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Lan:
My name is Lan Nguyen, student of the Master of Climate Change and Development (MCCD) program. I am currently working in climate policy, supporting Vietnamese government, specifically the Department of Climate Change at Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in development and strengthening of the governing mechanisms for climate actions. Studying at MCCD provides me with profound support for my work as I can attain here knowledge of climate science, skills to assess climate risks and experiences in undertaking actions in response to climate change.
In November 2022, together with my classmates, I undertook a 2-weeks internship hosted by Ibaraki University, Japan. From my point of view, the internship was designed and successfully provided in reality a comprehensive picture of how Japan is dealing with climate change. As for that we had a precious chance to meet with different stakeholders engaging in the climate adaptation and mitigation actions in Japan.
I find the internship very useful for my current work and research topic in climate policy. Given the different situation and context, a lot of ideas initiated and currently implemented in Japan could be applied for Vietnam. Examples include the establishment of connecting focal point for climate actions like the Ibaraki Local Climate Change Adaptation Centre or the information sharing platform at national level for disaster response like the SIP4D (Shared Information Platform for Disaster Management) and its ISUT (Information Support Team) under the management of the above mentioned National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience.
Learn more about the Master’s Program in Climate Change and Development (MCCD): Here