The 2012 BSCI Roundtable Dialogues in Vietnam

IMG 1604Following the success of Round Table Dialogues of 2009, 2010 and 2011, the Center for Development and Integration (CDI) continues its cooperation with the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative by Foreign Trade Association (FTA) to organize the 2012 Dialogue.


CDI successfully organized BSCI round table meeting 2011 in VIETNAM

dau tienOn 23 September 2011, The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) in cooperation with the Center for Development and Integration (CDI) organized the 3rd Round Table Meeting on Corporate Social Responsibilities in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) was initiated in 2003 by Foreign Trade Association (FTA) with the aim of establishing a common forum about the rules of conduct and European monitoring system of social responsibility of business. CDI also commits itself to promtote CSR and help business implement CSR princiles into the business pracice.
The CSR meeting 2011 continued to show a good combination between different organizations including policy makers at ministry and local levels such as Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in Ho Chi Minh City, Labour Federation of Ho Chi Minh City. The business community participated well in the Round Table dialogue including Vietnamese Manufacturer Associations such as Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vietnamese Textile and Garment Association, Vietnamese Leather and Footwear Association), International organizations which work on CSR such as UNIDO, Swedish Trade Council, USAID and Academia such as Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, College of Business Administration for Managers), NGOs and corporate representatives also attended.


Center for Development and Integration attends the “International Conference on Social Welfare Issues"

 Center for Development and Integration attends the “International Conference on Social Welfare Issues

in the ASEAN region” organised by Ministry of Social Affairs of the Replic of Indonesia from 27–30 Nov 2011 in  Indonesia.

The conference aism to strengthen policies and multi-stakeholder cooperation in Welfare and Social/Human Development. This International Conference on Social Welfare in the ASEAN Region is the first attempt of facilitating exchange of experience and knowledge among social work practitioners, social work educators, social policy scholars, students, government officials and decision makers to explore common challenges and potential collaboration and partnership in promoting social welfare in the ASEAN region. In addition to ten ASEAN member countries, this conference will also include speakers from non-ASEAN countries, such as from Japan, South Korea, Australia, India and the United States. There will be 7 (seven) sub theme outlined offered in this conference. These include Aging, Disaster Management and Social Reconstruction, Welfare of Migrant Workers, Child Welfare, Disabilities, Social Work Education and Profession, and Corporate Social Responsibility. In the context of ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), and parallel to the conference, the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs will also organize ASEAN Social Services Expo and study visits to several social services agencies and schools of social work. This conference will be complementary to other officially scheduled

ASEAN meetings, such as the ASEAN GO-NGO Forum on Social Welfare and Development which is implemented in conjunction with the Senior Officials Meeting for Social Welfare and Development (SOMSWD).

CDI’s Director Ms. Ngo Huong presents paper on: Vietnam: Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility. View the paper here


CDI participates in the dialogues on CSR- held by Embassy of Canada in Hanoi and Hochiminh City, 8th-9th March 2011


On 9th and 10th March 2011, the Embassy of Canada hold dialogues on State-Business and CSO relations in promoting Corporate Social Responsibility. The dialogues have received over 50 representatives from business and CSOs in Hanoi and Hochiminh City respectively. The Director of Center for Development and Integration, Ms. Ngo Huong has presented the topic on ‘How NGO involved in corporate–community liaison work? “

Launched the project on Prevention of Domestic Violence in Ninh Binh province (2010-2011)

NB 2010-2011On 29 April 2010, the project has been launched in Ninh Binh, with active participation of Ninh Binh provincial departments, Kim Son district and the three communes of An Hoa, Nhu Hoa and Thuong Kiem. The project titled "Sensitizing Men to Say NO to Domestic Violence". The project aims to reduce and eventually eliminate domestic violence by improving social awareness and provide support in order to change mindset and behavior of both women and men on violence and gender issue, by which, reducing unfair treatment toward women and children and eventually the end of violence in both families and soceity society.

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