Vietnam Program Updates

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Last updated: February 09, 2018

February 9, 2018

On January 29 - February 2, USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth (GIG) activity and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) hosted a consultative workshop and conducted field visits to meet with central and provincial government officials as well as businesses to obtain feedback on the current system of property registration. Input from the workshop and field visits will be used in a policy analysis report that will contribute to the development of a proposal by the MOJ to improve the legal framework on registering property.

February 9, 2018

On January 30, the USAID activity collaborated with the Vietnam Network of People Living with HIV and the Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) to launch a campaign promoting SHI. This included releasing a short video featuring celebrity actors (including recently crowned Miss Universe Vietnam H’Hen Nie) playing the roles of PLHIV and how they improved their quality of life by enrolling in SHI. The event was attended by over 150 people, including representatives from the local government, the USG, and representatives from PLHIV communities. U.S. Consul General Mary Tarnowka and VAAC Deputy Director General Dr. Hoang Dinh Canh gave speeches at the event.

February 9, 2018

USAID is working with the Government of Vietnam, non-governmental organizations and private sector partners to implement and strengthen the innovative Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) system. On January 31, USAID’s Green Annamites project and the Vietnam Forest Protection and Development Fund consulted with more than 60 diverse stakeholders on approaches for implementing Vietnam’s recently enacted Forestry Law, which requires large emitters of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to pay fees for the carbon sequestration services provided by Vietnam's forests.

February 1, 2018

This week, TRAFFIC Vietnam - a global wildlife trade monitoring network - released a report titled “Mapping Motivations – Combatting consumption of illegal wildlife in Vietnam.” This report was produced under USAID Saving Species. It defines the motivations behind the illegal consumption of three species in Vietnam - rhinos, elephants, and pangolins - and identifies opportunities to influence consumer groups.

February 1, 2018

In preparation for Vietnam’s first Master’s Degree in SALT, USAID worked with University of Sydney to organize a workshop to develop a SALT curriculum. The workshop took place in Ho Chi Minh City from January 18 - 20 and was led by SALT expert Professor Lindy McAllister, as well as Vietnamese professionals from leading medical universities and hospitals in Vietnam.

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