Funded as part of the British Academy's Youth Futures programme (supported under the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund), the YACC project focused on developing youth-led perspectives and climate action on the sustainable development challenges facing the diverse RRC. The project utilised the four core principles underpinning the work of which were:
"The project set out to facilitate innovative forms of knowledge exchange rooted in diverse ways of knowing, through the creation of culturally-specific forms of affective and aesthetic expression".
Th YACC project focused on facilitating creative, youth-led perspectives and action on climate challenges facing one of the most populous, economically important and ethnically diverse areas in Vietnam. Young people working together in partnership, will be supported to identify imaginative ways to mitigate climate change challenges in the Red River catchment.
Youth-led work explored how local, traditional and indigenous knowledges could develop understandings and strengthen local and societal resilience through an innovative partnership approach, incorporating peer-to-peer, intergenerational and cross-/intercultural forms of collaborative learning.
Utilising a participatory action research design and drawing upon anticolonial methods, the project resulted in innovative forms of knowledge exchange rooted in diverse ways of knowing embedded within the communities along the Red River, through the creation of culturally-specific forms of affective and aesthetic expression.