Video making contest launched to call for public participation in disaster risk reduction

Thursday, 2021-04-29 16:34:53
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Police of Cam Thuy Commune, Le Thuy District, Quang Binh Province, evacuate a local from a deeply inundated house during the severe flooding in October 2020. (Photo: NDO/Huong Giang).
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NDO – A short video making contest was launched on TikTok platform on April 29 to call for the participation of the public in recognising the active role of women in disaster risk reduction and climate change response.

Launched by the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority in cooperation with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and TikTok Vietnam under the theme “Disaster response – no one's own work”, the contest is also to mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam's natural disaster response sector and the National Disaster Prevention Week from May 15-22.

Entries can be sent to the organisers from April 29 to May 15 and winners will be announced from May 18 to 21, with the total prize value at up to VND30 million.

The videos should focus on introducing types of natural disasters, experiences and skills in natural disaster prevention and fighting, contribution and role of women in natural disaster prevention and control, gender equality in natural disaster response, and the prevention and control of natural disasters amid COVID-19.

The messages sent out in the entries are on: natural disaster prevention and control is no one's own work, and women in natural disaster prevention and control.

The contest is held in the form of an online contest on the social network platform TikTok with hashtag #phongchongthientai #UNWomen. Individuals and groups participating in the competition should send their short video clips of up to 60 seconds to convey the correct theme of the competition on natural disaster prevention and control.

The top five prizes, including one first, one second, one third prize, a creative prize and a community prize for the video with the highest number of interactions (likes and shares), will be awarded, with the first prize winner walking away with VND10 million in cash.

In 2020, Vietnam suffered from 576 natural disasters with economic loss estimated at nearly VND40 trillion. The Prime Minister has decided to support nearly VND2.1 trillion to provinces and cities affected by natural disasters, in addition to receiving US$25.1 billion from 55 countries and international organisations to provide relief to the central provinces, which suffered most from natural disasters last year.

TRUNG HUNG