Fostering an open and diverse scientific community that draws from an array of unique experiences and viewpoints is a necessary step to realizing development goals. Young men and young women may innovate differently. But by bringing together varying points of view, Vietnam can build a stronger foundation around which industry can build. Unfortunately, whether in education or the workplace, the proportion of women in STEM decreases dramatically at the highest levels. Men are more likely than women to be in technological and scientific activities, information technology, manufacturing, construction, utilities and transportation, while women are concentrated in education and training, human health, and hotels. Throughout several industries, Vietnam continues to have gender bias in recruitment in sectors relating to STEM and for positions with higher salaries. In many cases employers still add written gender preference in their job advertisements and men are most often targeted for more technical and highly skilled jobs such as architects, engineers, and IT professionals, despite the fact that the performance of highly qualified women often surpasses that of men.
A leadership conference and exhibition opened today at the University of Danang with an aim to highlight female role models in Vietnam in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), encourage the exchange of knowledge and paths to entrepreneurship and offer networking opportunities among professionals.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Vietnam today announced the arrival of new leadership.
The USAID Vietnam Forests and Deltas Program (VFD) is working with the Vietnam Academy of Water Resources (VAWR) to conduct a strategic review of the results and challenges of implementing Vietnam’s Water Resources Development Strategy from 2009-2015.
Supported by USAID’s regional Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking Program, 150 leaders of the Municipal Youth Unions and Provincial Youth Unions pledged to protect Vietnam’s wildlife at a “Youth for Wildlife Protection” seminar organized by the Central Youth Union and Vietnam National Volunteer Centre.
Last updated: August 08, 2016