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Consultation workshop "Policies to support sustainable coffee development and enhancing the operational efficiency of the coffee production cooperatives"

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In the framework of the project “Improvement of livelihoods of the poor and ethnic minorities in the Central Highland of Vietnam through engaging into sustainable coffee production and pro-poor market access” sponsored by Irish Aid, on 22 April 2015, at Biet Dien Hotel, Buon Ma Thuot city, Dak Lak province, the Center for Development and Integration (CDI) organized a Consultation workshop "Policies to support sustainable coffee development and enhancing the operational efficiency of the coffee production cooperatives".

The workshop’s purpose was to collect opinions of stakeholders on current policy supporting coffee development and suggestions to improve as well as assess assistance needs of the cooperatives in order to improve their capacity and effectiveness.

Attending the workshop were 30 representatives of mass organizations, Alliances, Associations and coffee cooperatives at local level; representatives of the organizer and the partner organizations of the project.

At the seminar, Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Luan – officer from Information Center for rural- development – Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (AGROINFO - IPSARD) presented the policies supporting Vietnam's coffee sector and the direction for sustainable coffee cooperative development. Delegates discussed and answered the questions relating to policy and supports for coffee farmers.

After the discussion, Vietnam Duong Thi Viet Anh - Managing Director of CDI providided a general introduction of the project “Improvement of livelihoods of the poor and ethnic minorities in the Central Highland of Vietnam through engaging into sustainable coffee production and pro-poor market access” sponsored by Irish Aid. She also presented the activity assessment of the cooperatives and support needs; as well as identified priorities for cooperation in 2015.

The results of the discussions was recorded as the basis for activity planning and processing of the project in 2015.

 

 

 

 

Job announcement April 2015

CDI is seeking qualified and highly motivated Vietnamese candidates to work for the following positions:

1. Governance Theme Manager
2. Inclusive Growth Theme Manager
3. Governance Project Officer
4. Inclusive Growth Project Officer

For job description of the positions, please visit http://www.ngocentre.org.vn/jobs/governance-theme-manager-inclusive-growth-theme-manager-governance-project-officer-inclusive-gr


How to apply
· Interest Vietnamese candidates should send her/his recent CV and a cover letter
to
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· Please specify in subject line “Application to [Position you want to appy] _[Your
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· Only short-listed candidates will be notified for interview

 

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.

 
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