Independent experts visited Kon Tum, Quang Binh and Lao Cai provinces to conduct independent evaluation on our project "Promoting Land Rights for Ethnic Minority People". This project is supported by CARE with funding from the European Union. The visit to Kon Tum and Quang Binh was from 18 to 24 November, and the visit to Lao Cai was from 27 to 29 November 2018.
The experts had meetings with local authorities, members of the LandNet and ethnic communities in the project areas. Their aim was to evaluate information collection, examine the results of forest management models and livelihood models, and our participatory process, in order to provide evidence for the revised Forest Law 2017 and the community's capacity for improved forest management, with a focus on women's economic empowerment.
The experts acknowledged the significant impact of the project.
Here are some snapshots from the visit:
In Kon Tum:
Working with Kon Tum Union of Science and Technology Association
Working with community groups planting white ginger in Bar Goc village, Sa Son commune, Sa Thay district
Working with Mr. Pham Van Quang, LandNet Coordinator in Tu Mo Rong District
Working with the group of women growing Ngoc Linh ginseng
In Quang Binh:
Working with leaders of the People's Committee of Truong Son Commune, Quang Ninh District
Working with Van Kieu women group about their planting Thysanolaena latifolia as material for making brooms in Khe Cat village, Truong Son commune, Quang Ninh district
In Lao Cai:
Working with local authorities, LandNet member and community groups in Sai Duan village, Phin Ngan Commune, Bat Xat District
Red Dzao herbal bath, our latest sustainable livelihood model