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CDI and Greenfair Trade participate in the Coffee Industry Fair 2015 in Buon Ma Thuot

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From 09/03/2015 to 12/03/2015, Center for Development and Intergration (CDI) and Green Fair Trade (GFT) will participate in the Coffee Industry Fair 2015. This is an activity of the 5th Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival in a chain of programs to promote national trade. The fair will be held at the Dak Lak museum, No 02 Y Ngong, Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak .

 

Participating in the Fair this year, CDI and GFT will introduce organic coffee - the products of 6 cooperatives coming from Dak Nong, Dak Lak, Lam Dong, Kon Tum. They are cooperatives apply sustainable  coffee production under Fair trade standards. They have received the support of CDI in the advanced training in techniques, fair trade standards and value chain of coffee. Therein, Fair Trade Cooperatives Thuan An, Dak Mil district, Dak Nong has received the support of CDI since the establishment as a part of of the project “Strengthening social accountability and good governance for better targeted and sustainable poverty reduction in Dak Mil distric, Dak Nong province" (2011 - 2014) funding by the Irish Aid.

 

In the morning of the 09th March, CDI will have a meeting with Coffee Fair trade cooperatives participating in the fair for discussion on activities of the new project: “Improvement of livelihoods of the poor and ethnic minorities in the central highlands of Vietnam through engaging into sustainable coffee production and pro-poor market access” funding by Irish Aid.

 

The Coffee Industry Fair 2015 in Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival is a big program of  Dak Lak province in 2015. This is the main activity of Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival with a range of introduction and exchange activities between companies in the coffee industry and those with companies providing auxiliary products. Scale of fair includes over 200 companies with over 650 booths.

 

Workshop on “Recommendations to revise the draft State Budget Law”

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On 12/30/2014, at Lakeside Hotel, Hanoi, the workshop on "Recommendations to revise the draft State Budget Law", organized by CDI and Mining Union, took place with the participation of representatives from various agencies interested in this topic.


The seminar aims to provide updates on amendment orientation of the draft State Budget Law from the last session of Congress, and provide additional information and evidence on the impact of transparency to effectively management and using of state budget.


Ms. Ngo Thi Minh Huong, Director of CDI held the opening speech. Followings were the presentation "The basic contents of the draft State Budget Law" from expert Pham Dinh Cuong, Ministry of Finance; and "Orientation for revision of the draft State Budget Law and contents need further consideration" from MA. Nguyen Minh Tan, Deputy Director, Department of Finance - Budget, Office of the National Assembly. After a heated discussion, the workshop continued with the presentation "The impact of publicity of state budget to effectiveness of management and use  of the budget from mining - case study in Thai Nguyen," from Mr. Nguyen Dinh Hoa and "Management and use of state budget in the medical sector" from Mr. Tran Vu Hoang, representative of Medical Union.


The workshop ended successfully with many comments from different parties on the contents of publicity, transparency, accountability and participation of the people in the draft State Budget Law; at the same time also provided participants with multiple perspectives on the impact of transparency to effectively management and use of the budget in the various sectors of society.

 

 

Widespread propaganda activity within the project "Legal aid for risk groups and trafficked victims in the border district of Trung Khanh, Cao Bang"

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On 12 and 13 May 01 2015, CDI collaborated with the Women's Union of Cao Bang province to organize 3 widespread propaganda sessions in the form of performances in three communes Ngoc Con, Ngoc Khue, Dinh Phong of Cao Bang province within the framework of the project "Legal aid for risk groups and trafficked victims in the border district of Trung Khanh, Cao Bang".

 

Attending propaganda sessions were delegates representing different levels and departments under Cao Bang province and Trung Khanh district such as the People's Committee, the Women's Union, Border army, Justice office, Police office; and more than 400 local people.

 

Especially, the propaganda session in Ngoc Con commune, Trung Khanh district was honor to welcome the participation of HE. David Devine - Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam. During this visit, he joined CDI and Representatives of The People’s Committee of Cao Bang province to attend the launch the legal bookcase and the large scale propaganda session in Ngoc Con commune, as well as visiting a border post and famous landscapes in Cao Bang such as Ban Gioc waterfall, Phuc Sen wrought village.

 

Starting and implementing the project "Legal aid for risk groups and trafficked victims in the border district of Trung Khanh, Cao Bang".

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In December 2014, a range of activities at the local was implemented in the framework of the project “Legal assistance for the vulnerable and victims of human trafficking in Trung Khanh border district of Cao Bang province” funded by the Canada Fund for local initiatives.

The project’s goal is to enhance legal enforcement capacity, prevent activities of human trafficking and provide access to legal information for the vulnerable objects of being trafficked (women, children, ethnic minorities) in the communes of Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province. The project also aims to help the returned victims of trafficking quickly re-integrate into the community.

On December 3rd, the project inception workshop with the participation of public management officers, executives at all levels of Cao Bang provine and Trung Khanh district. Also on December 3rd and 4th, CDI staffs organized the training aboutknowledge and skills on protection andpreventionof human trafficking for the subjects who are the local officialsof Trung Khanh border district of Cao Bang province. On 2 days after, December 5th and 6th , CDI reorganized the training about relevant laws, measures, policies to prevent and protect vulnerable groups and victims of human trafficking across the Trung Khanh border district of Cao Bang province.

 

 

Opening ceremony of wet process coffee factory of Thuan An fairtrade cooperative

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The opening ceremony of wet process coffee factory of Thuan An fairtrade cooperative was taken place on December 1ft. This is the first wet process coffee factory in DakMil district.

The wet process coffee factory of Thuan An fairtrade cooperative was establised from the cooperation fund of Irish Aid and Thuan An fairtrade cooperative through the connection of CDI. This ceremony welcomed the participation of commune leaders, Thuan An fairtrade cooperative leader board, leaders of CDI and Greenfair Trade, some media agencies and members of Thuan An fairtrade cooperative.


The operation of the wet coffee processing plants which technology is considered to be superior to the method of traditional dry processed coffee - will help significantly improve coffee quality and create new direction for the members with higher value for agricultural products and more profits for farmers as well as for the welfare fund of the cooperative.

 

Ms. Ngo Thi Minh Huong, director of the Center for Development and Integration (CDI), attended the ceremony and cut the ribbon for the opening. Also during the ceremony, Greenfair Trade signed a cooperation agreement to purchase 12 tons of coffee with Thuan An fairtrade cooperative in 2015.

 
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