About this talk

In the context of climate change, the local community in Vietnam’s northern upland area develop an array of strategies to cope with weather-related hazards. Drawing upon an ethnographic investigation, speakers analyze the farmer’s responses following an unprecedented destructive flash flood that occurred in a Tày commune in 2018. Speakers investigate the role of local social networks with their norms of mutual support in building resilience, particularly in accessing resources to modify their housing. This raises a question: to what extent social capital shape resilience and adaptive capacity to climate disturbances?

Speaker & Moderator

Speaker: Dr. Emmanuel Pannier

Anthropologist and researcher at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), where he studies local heritage, environment and globalization. He is currently hosted by the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Hanoi. 

Dr. Phan Phuong Anh

Anthropologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, University of Social Sciences and Humanities

Moderator: Dr. Natalie Pang

Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at National University of Singapore, ExCo member of Singapore Heritage Society and member of SEACHA Board of Directors.

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