Updated 25/06/20

One of IRD's missions is to disseminate the results of the research works  that it carries with its partners, to many audiences: students in international and Vietnamese schools, decision-makers, and even the general public. All media (books and comic strips, exhibitions, and above all films) are thus mobilized to enable the greatest number of people to access quality scientific information on the major issues of sustainable development. This mediation effort also involves the participation of IRD staff in public events or in broadcasts and interviews in the Vietnamese media.

 

Books

  • Les aventures des 3R

    Trois enfants se retrouvent au bord d'un lac envahi par les déchets. Ils prennent alors conscience de la fragilité de l'environnement et décident de mener l'enquête autour de ces déchets abondants.

    Leurs aventures vont les mener à (re)découvrir leur quotidien, leurs habitudes, le métier des "ve chai", leur ville et à explorer ses environs...

    L'ouvrage est co-publié par l'HAU, l'IRD, l'AUF et l'Ambassade de France à Hanoi dans le cadre du JEAI RECYCURBS. 

  • Hà Nội, future métropole - Rupture de l'intégration urbaine des villages en Vietnamien
    couverture Atlas Hanoi

     

    A partir d'un riche corpus de cartes et d'études de terrain, cet ouvrage collectif montre comment l'urbanisation au ras des terroirs est confrontée à l'urbanisation "par le haut", la métropolisation. Combinant les approches disciplinaires à plusieurs échelles spaciales et sociales dans une perspective dynamique, il permet de mesurer l'impact des grands projets de développement urbain sur la vie des villages intégrés dans la fabrique de la ville, et de replacer la strate villageoise périurbaine comme acteur à part entière de la diversité sociodémographique de cette métropole en formation.

Exhibitions

These mobile exhibitions are intended to be shown as widely as possible and can be loaned, even for long periods, to anyone who requests them: please contact vietnam@ird.fr if you wish to borrow and exhibit them.

  • "Black Carbon: the dark side of human activity"
    Exposition "Black Carbon : la face sombre de l'activité humaine"

     

    This bilingual exhibition for the general public aims to provide an overview of what is known about anthropogenic fine particulate matter air pollution, and to present the health and environmental issues for both Vietnam and Thailand, and SEA as a whole. For several years, Vietnam and Thailand have been experiencing severe episodes of fine particulate matter air pollution, with concentrations in the atmosphere far exceeding the health recommendations of the World Health Organization. The increase in frequency and intensity of these air pollution episodes in major Asian metropolises as well as on a regional scale is accompanied by an increase in awareness of the populations (especially urban populations) and local decision-makers on the magnitude of the problem. Moreover, given the increase in emissions of these fine particles expected for the coming decades, especially in SEA, it is crucial to raise awareness and provide the concerned public and decision-makers with the necessary information for the implementation of prevention and mitigation policies.

     

  • "Plastic Matters: Wild lives"
    Exposition "Matières plastiques : des vies sauvages" à l'ICISE, Quy Nhon, Vietnam

     

    This trilingual (French, Vietnamese and English) exhibition for the general public aims to take stock of the social life of plastics in Vietnam, by following the objects from their places of production and consumption, in the intimacy of daily life, to the accumulations of waste in the aquatic environment. It is based on a scientific collaboration between French and Vietnamese researchers in social and environmental sciences: Mikaëla Le Meur (Anthropologist) - Émilie Strady (Water Geochemist) - Kiêu Lê Thuy Chung (Geologist).  Based on Elza Montalhuc's original graphic design, this exhibition makes accessible the local and global issues related to plastics: popular and democratic materials, but whose effects on the environment are increasingly worrying.

     

Movies

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A mangrove in Vietnam, knowing and understanding the difference

In most of the mangroves in the world, the mangrove trees are at the base of the food chain through the decomposing vegetable matter that they produce. In Vietnam the situation is different.

Some recent studies, conducted by a scientist from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development and her partners, revealed the important role of benthos, these forms of life that develop on and in the soil of mangroves. It is here that is found the source of the trophic network, that is to say the food chain.

Director : Jean-Michel BORÉ – IRD IMAGES

with the participation of NGUYEN Phuong Anh – IRD Vietnam

Date : 2017 

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Dong Cao, Roots & Man

The Dong Cao River Basin, an area where all the rainwater runs down the ravines and converges towards a waterway that shapes and drains the whole of the landscape. Over the last twenty or so years, hydrologists, experts in macro fauna, in soil carbon, in flora and its roots, all these researchers from the ORSTOM, the IRD and the SFRI, have been following on from each other to gather data from this site.

Director : Jean-Michel BORÉ – IRD IMAGES

with the participation of NGUYEN Phuong Anh – IRD Vietnam

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Plastic Waste, from the visible to the invisible

According to a scientific publication by Dr Jenna JAMBECK, every year, between 4 and 12 million tons of plastic waste finds its way into the planet’s oceans, which is a consequence of the bad management of household waste by coastal populations.

In HO CHI MINH City, Vietnam’s economic capital with a population of more than 8 million inhabitants, the increased awareness of the issue by a researcher at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development has resulted in a research programme. For the first time, the impact of plastic, on a tropical river in an emerging country, is being documented.

Director : Jean-Michel BORÉ – IRD IMAGES

with the participation of NGUYEN Phuong Anh – IRD Vietnam

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Recycling in Vietnam, đồng nát & craft villages

From the meeting between 2 women, French and Vietnamese scientifics, from their shared perspectives, a project came to light to study the specificity of a system of waste collection and its subsequent recycling, in Vietnam.

Waste collection by đồng nát, their sale in the waste depots, or bãi, and its recycling in the villages are informal activities.

However, 20% of the waste collected in Hanoi ends up there.

Director : Jean-Michel BORÉ – IRD IMAGES

with the participation of NGUYEN Phuong Anh – IRD Vietnam

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Earthworms, Profession soil engineer

In the scientific process, one of steps involves the acquisition of data: in the field, through in-situ experiments, or indeed in the laboratory using simple means or with the help of modern technology.

In Laos, in Thailand, in India, in France and in Vietnam, scientists involved in the Soil Bag programme are studying the effect of soil engineers and that of the climate on the structure of soils and water dynamics.

Director : Jean-Michel BORÉ – IRD IMAGES

with the participation of NGUYEN Phuong Anh – IRD Vietnam

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Erosion, accretion and subsidence in the Mekong Delta

Since the 1980s, the construction of hydroelectric dams on the rivers of the Mekong Delta has substantially reduced the displacement of sediment from the continent towards the sea. Coastal erosion phenomena have appeared, particularly in the Saigon-Dong Nai River region where dams are located at only one hundred kilometres from the sea.

Government authorities have initiated the construction of dykes and the implementation of measuring and monitoring equipment, and scientists from the IRD and the SIWRR have been commissioned to understand the phenomenon by bringing to the table their expertise and analysis tools.

Director : Jean-Michel BORÉ – IRD IMAGES

with the participation of NGUYEN Phuong Anh – IRD Vietnam

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Red River Delta, Complex & interconnected

Erosion, siltation, submersion, saltwater intrusion in the rice fields: in order to respond to issues raised by the Vietnamese government, scientists from the IRD, the IMER and the USTH, gathered together within the Lotus laboratory, are mobilizing themselves to understand the dynamic of the Red River.

Director : Jean-Michel BORÉ – IRD IMAGES

with the participation of NGUYEN Phuong Anh – IRD Vietnam

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Các song. L’érosion littorale au Vietnam

Partout dans le monde le littoral est particulièrement menacé par les changements climatiques. Incontestablement, il est confronté à la montée globale du niveau de la mer. Mais il doit aussi faire face au bouleversement des phénomènes climatiques comme les moussons, les changements de fréquence et d’intensité des événements extrêmes (tempêtes, typhons...etc), qui vont provoquer une érosion destructrice. Dans le cadre du programme ANR COASTVAR, pour tenter de quantifier les impacts de ces évènements climatiques majeurs et leur variabilité, les scientifiques de l’IRD et ses partenaires mènent une étude multi sites et multi outils. Elle commence par une campagne de mesure à Nha Trang au Vietnam…

Réalisation : Hubert BATAILLE

Media interventions

Conferences and events for the general public