Final of Youth-led Competition on Promoting Indigenous Knowledge for Better Resilience to Drought and Saline Intrusion in the Mekong River Delta
On November 7, 2021, the final of Youth-led Competition on Promoting Indigenous Knowledge for Better Resilience to Drought and Saline Intrusion in the Mekong River Delta was organized online with 2 domains: CECAD and The Youth Union of Tien Giang province. From the CECAD, the final was attended by Dr. Le Thi Van Hue (Mrs) – the CECAD’s deputy director, Mr. Nguyen Anh Dung – financial economist, and Mr. Nguyen Anh Dung, and Ms. Tran Thi Lan Anh – CECAD’s communication officer.
From The Youth Union of Tien Giang province, there were Ms. Nguyen Thi My Nuong – Deputy Secretary of Tien Giang Youth Union, Head of Youth Affairs Department, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Luan – Organizing Committee, Mr. Nguyen Hoai Phuong – Officer of Provincial Youth Union and the competition’s participants.
10 initiatives in adapting to saline intrusion and protecting the environment were selected and presented. They have been carefully considered by the judges from CECAD and The Youth Union of Tien Giang province. The participants were asked many questions related to their presentation. The ideas in the final were considered to be innovative and suitable for local resilience to saline intrusion.
The awards were given to the contestants including 1 first prize, 2 second prizes, 3 third prizes and 4 consolation prizes. The first prize went to Mr. Nguyen Tan Phuc from Mỹ Lợi A commune, Cái Bè district with the idea “A model of watering and fertilizing through a water-saving irrigation system for crops”. This idea was highly rated by the judges thanks to its possibility and helping increase the resilience of local communities living in the Mekong River Delta.
Hopefully. after the competition, these ideas will soon be put into practice and promote the activities of Tien Giang youth to participate in saline intrsion in the Cuu Long River Delta.