Round table discussion lobbying ‘Gaps about community forest management in Forest Protection and Development Law 2004’

Date: 16/09/2016

On Friday, September 9th, a round table discussion was held with local people, experts, and policy makers to identify issues with community forest management and protection. ...


CIRUM Workshop increases knowledge of land rights in local communities of Lao Cai

Date: 01/09/2016

On Tuesday the 30th of August, CIRUM hosted a workshop in Simacai with different communities of Lao Cai. In response to community concerns over their land rights knowledge, CIRUM focused the workshop on increasing awareness of land rights. The workshop, organised in co-operation ...


Ecological Farming training course launched for young Ethnic Minority farmers in Simacai, Lao Cai

Date: 26/07/2016

On July 22nd 2016, the first training course ‘Agro-forestry and Veterinary Medicine’ was launched in the Farmer Field School in Simacai (Simacai district, Lao Cai). The training is co-organized by the Simacai District People’s Committee (DPC), Lao Cai Vocational ...


CIRUM succeeds lobbying Circular No 38/2007/TT-BNN regarding forest allocation and forest lease

Date: 14/07/2016

On June 27th, 2016 a new Circular (No 20/2016/TT-BNN) was issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). This new Circular amended the previous No 38/2007/TT-BNN


Gender Empowerment: Forest-based livelihood development led by Ethnic Minority Women

Date: 05/07/2016

Gender empowerment is critical for sustainable livelihood development. Ethnic minority (EM) women in the mountainous areas of Vietnam are often excluded from ...


Capacity building training on communication and management skills for CIRUM’s staff

Date: 05/07/2016

To enhance staff capacity, CIRUM recently underwent a 2-day workshop on communication and management skills. The training is one of CIRUM’s strategic activities for ...


Participatory Video training for young Tay people in Khe Vap village Bac Lang commune, Dinh Lap district of Lang Son province

Date: 26/06/2016

Training on Participatory Video (PV) for young Tay people in Khe Vap village was conducted to introduce use of high but easy-to-use technology as a tool to record their own lives’ activities. ...


Let Ethnic Minority communities be informed about development projects

Date: 19/06/2016

So often, Ethnic Minority (EM) communities in Vietnam are not well-consulted about development projects (DP). As these communities are blocked from information about project financial funders, project performance standards and complaint mechanisms, they suffer significantly in every ...