Ms. Tran Thi HoaEducational Background: Graduated from Hanoi Foreign Teachers University, 1986. Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Policy and Project Planning, ISS, the Netherlands, 2001
Work experience: 4 years as manager of international relationships, Vietnam Research Institute for Education and Training, Ministry of Education and Training
3 years Regional FAO manager of reforestation programme, covering Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Bhutan and Vietnam
5 years vice-director of Towards Ethnic Women, 9 years director of CIRUM
18 years in ethnic minority forest and land rights and community development; trainer in gender and household economic management via saving and credit use and management; facilitator in strengthening customary law based forest management and protection, community based organizations, and networking at village level for lobbying and advocacy over land right issues (LandNet); promoting forest based income activities via small grants.
Interests: Long-term forest land use rights and sustainable forest management for ethnic minorities; Research & Advocacy for affected communities; social enterprise and networking.
Present position in organization: Founder & Director of CIRUM, Advisor for LandNet Development; Working Group Member of Lower Mekong Network. Consultant for Community led Traditional Herbal Bath Service in Sai Duan village, xã Phin Ngan, Bat Xat district of Lao Cai province.
Mr. Nguyen Van SuEducational Background: Degree in Agricultural Irrigation from Construction University, Sophia, Bulgaria
Present position in organisation: Field research and services programme coordinator; Vice-Director of CIRUM
Working experience: Previously with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's (MARD) strategic unit, the National Institute of Agricultural Planning and Projection (NIAPP).
Many years as team leader on research projects, national and international resettlement projects, bio-diversity and environmental protection projects and rural development projects at provincial and district level, funded by a variety of donors for example EU, GEF, FAO, UNDP and INGOs.
Working with Arem, Ede, Bana, Jarai, Rơ Ngao, Xơ Đăng, H're, K'Tu, Vân Kiều, Pa Cô, Mã Liềng, Khùa, Ma Coong, Sách, Sinh Mun, Mông, ZDao, Tày, Nùng, Khơ Me, Thái, Lào ethnic minorities since 1985 in Central Highlands, Central Viet Nam, Northern and Western provinces of Viet Nam; Laos and Campuchia.
Interests: Equality for all ethnic minorities in Viet Nam; Preserving cultural identities of ethnic groups and developing livelihood models in community forests for ethnic minorities
Mr. Phan Dinh NhaEducational Background: Graduated from Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, with major in Rural Engineering and MS. in Rural Development.
Present position in organization: Reasearch and Lobby/Advocacy Manager
Working experiences: Reseacher/Project Manager at National Institue of Agriculture Planning and Projection, MARD; Project Coordinator of Vietnam Union of Scientific and Technolgical Associations (VUSTA); Expert at Research, analysis, and Lobby/Advocacy at LISO.
Mr. Pham Van DungEducational Background: Degree in Justice Law, Hanoi University of Law; MA in Anthropology, University of Waikato.
Present position in organisation: Research & Advocacy Team Leader
Work experience: community development, writing project proposal, project monitoring, evaluation and report; gender, savings and micro credit; research on cultural identity and customary law; advocacy for land and forest rights for ethnic minority communities; cross-border responsible agribusiness; value chain of agricultural products.
Interests: Interaction between customary laws of ethnic minorities and statutory laws.
Mr. Nguyen Ba ThamEducational Background: Degree in rural development and extension, University of Agriculture, Hanoi
Present position in organisation: Project manager, Media
Work experience: Community development; Project management; Filming and Edit film
Interests: Working with ethnic minorities in remote areas; participatory video
Mr. Bui Tien DungEducational Background: Bachelor of Urban Forestry from Vietnam National University of Forestry. Master of Environment for Sustainable Development from Vietnam National University in Hanoi.
Present position in organisation: Manager of LandNet programme and Uplands Tribal Tours
Work experience: Designing and planning of sustainable farming model management , coordinating land allocation and community development.
Interests: Training and research skills, tribal experience
Ms. Dinh Thi AiEducational Background: Banking and finance, Finance Institute
Present Position in organization: Accountant
Interests: Development work
Mr. Nguyen Van DungPresent Position in organization: Driver, logistic and gardeningInterests: Development workEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. James PilkingtonEducational Background: master’s degree in Political Economy from the University of Sydney and an MBA from Melbourne University
Present position in organisation: support social enterprise development initiatives
Work experience: James has a background in NGO management and social enterprise development, working with Indigenous organisations in northern Australia. Previously, he was involved in the management of a number of international development projects in sustainable forest management globally.
Interests: using business to protect culture and the environment