Le Duc Minh is a researcher at the Center for the Environment and Community Asset Development (CECAD), the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). His research interests are phylogenetics, biogeography, systematics, population genetics, conservation genetics, and ecology; human impacts on ecological processes, especially forest fragmentation and its relations to patterns of species distribution and extinction rates; and environmental policy.
He received his M.A. in Conservation Biology at Columbia University, USA and his M.S. in Geography at Oregon State University, USA. He also received his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Columbia University, USA.
Tran Thi Hoang Hoa
Education and Training
Formal training courses
University degree from Hanoi Foreign Languages Teachers’ Training University (English Language Faculty)
3year inservice university degree course on International Business Management at Hanoi Economics University
Informal training courses
Training of Trainers on Gender Mainstreaming for Health Managers held by WHO in Vietnam
Regional Training Workshop on Preventing intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women held by WHO in the Philippines
Value chain in food safety and poverty reduction
Project Logical Frame and Proposal writing skill held by VUSTA
Project Report writing skills held by CECEM
Project Monitoring and Evaluation Skills held by CARE and VNCB project
Community facilitation skills held by MSRD project
Japanese Language Training and Library Training in Japan (9 months)
Key competences and qualifications:
Bachelor degree in pedagogy.
much knowledge, experience and interest in education sector
much experience in multi-sector rural development projects
excellent project management, office management and human resource management skills
good knowledge and much experience in gender issues and gender based violence
good at building partnership with local partners
much experience in writing project proposals to look for funding
good at writing, including writing project reports
strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills
good knowledge and practice of participatory approaches
much experience and good at developing training materials for learners, training manuals for trainers and training aids for participatory training sessions.
much experience in providing TOT trainings with participatory training methodologies and many other technical trainings on gender and gender-based violence, counselling and mediation skills, library management skills, report writing skills, and e-commerce.
good understanding of rural sustainable development and ethnic minorities.
good knowledge and practice of library management.
much experience in proofreading training materials and working as English translator, interpreter
good written and oral communication skills in both Vietnamese and English
strong interpersonal skills and understanding
self-motivated, committed and proactive
diligent, creative, flexible, passionate and honest.
good computer skills (Word, Excel, powerpoint, internet)
Brief job description
Center for Environment and Community Asset Development (CECAD)
In charge of domestic violence project proposal development and implementation.
Be responsible for design of project activities, training and action plans.
Jan. – September 2012
Chemonics International Inc. – USAID funded HIV-Workplace Prevention Project
Livelihood and Micro Finance Coordinator
Support and coordinate with Micro-finance Institutions (M7, TYM) and Vietnam Bank for Social Policies to help people living with HIV improve their health and lifes.
Follow up on micro-finance activities to conduct data collection for assessments, studies, surveys and the monitoring and evaluation of these activities.
Review, edit, and provide comments on consultancy reports and partners’ reports
Mar 2009-June 2011
GRET Vietnam – “Combating Family-based Violence against Women” Project
Be responsible for the overall and daily management of the project resources including people, finance and assets
Make regular Project action and budget plans.
Prepare TORs for Project staff and consultants and recruit them
Organize and facilitate all Project meetings/workshops
Develop training materials, training manual and training aids for relevant trainings on gender and gender-based violence, Domestic violence Prevention Law, counselling and mediation skills, participatory training methodologies and library management skills.
Conduct all the above mentioned trainings at Provincial, district, commune and village levels
Train and coach local trainers on gender, gender-based violence and Domestic violence Prevention Law
Preparing all sorts of Project reports
Look for funding opportunities and prepare proposals to submit to relevant donors
Act as GRET’s representative at provincial level with local authorities, partners etc and in some national forum.
EU-funded Support for the Renovation of Education Management Project, (SREM) Vietnam
Support, coordinate, monitor and supervise 17 grant winning provinces in their grant implementation that includes reviewing activity and budget plans, revising them if necessary, reporting, financial management, procurement procedures and trouble shooting if problems arise in the implementation of the grants
Vietnam Trade Information Centre, Ministry of Trade, Vietnam
Training Programme Coordinator
Develop training materials and manuals on ecommerce
Organize and conduct trainings on ecommerce for businessmen at different provinces.
Multi-sector Rural Development Project, funded by BTC in Nghe An Province, Vietnam
National Community Facilitator
Manage day-to-day work performance of 10 community mobilizers, monitor the community mobilizers while working in the communes and provide constructive feedback for possible improvements on their performance. Precisely, visiting project sites very often to monitor the implementation of all project activities carried out in target communes, reporting, and giving recommendations on follow-up activities/plans.
Japanese International Volunteer Centre (JVC) Hanoi, Vietnam
Project coordinator of Hoa Binh Participatory Rural Development Project
Monitor and evaluate progress of project activities and transfer ownership to community members, emphasizing the process of community participation, sustainability and integrating activities in the areas of food security, agriculture, in-kind revolving funds, health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation
The Social Science Library, part of Vietnamese Institute of Social Sciences, Hanoi – Vietnam
Manager of an Open Access Serials Reading Department , researcher, English translator
Supervise the day-to-day administrative and financial matters of the Department.
Participate in doing researches and translating articles and documents.
Forestry University, Vietnam
Teacher of English
Give English lessons to teachers and other staff of the university.
Pham Thi Thanh Nga
My research interests focus on climate, meteorology and remote sensing. I have a solid background and fruitful experience in application of remote sensing (satellite, radar) and GIS in the followings: Assessment of natural disasters relating to weather, climate, and environment; Assessing and mapping the changes of natural resources, environment, and disease due to climate change.
I have been involved in various projects as a project member and principle investigator. I have also been the leader of multiple government-funded projects in meterological satellite applications, weather forecasting, natural hazards monitoring, disaster damange assessment using remote sensing data etc. I also own an experience in collaborating with international colleagues and specialists, which contribute to my professional network of not only national, but also regional and international experts.
Do Trong Hiep
Do Trong Hiep is part of the field staff at the Center for Environment and Community Asset Development (CECAD), the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). He loves nature and cares about the relationship between nature, environment and people. He recognises that there is a close connection between biodiversity loss, environmental degradation and poverty. He has graduated from the Hanoi University of Science at the Vietnam National University with a specialisation in Biodiversity and is currently studying business management at the Vietnam National Economics University. By working at CECAD, he wants to learn and share his knowledge in order to help the poor in rural Vietnam improve their livelihoods. He also wants to help protect biodiversity as well as the environment.
Le Dien Duc
1968 – 1972: Ph.D., Biology, Humboldt University, East Germany.
1958 – 1961: BS., Biology, University of Hanoi, Viet Nam.
1972-2003 Lecturer, Hanoi University of Science, Viet Nam National University, Hanoi
1961-1967 Lecturer, Faculty of Biology, University of Ha Noi. Taught vertebrate.
Professional fields of interest
Le Thi Van Hue
Le Thi Van Hue is project coordinator and researcher at the Center for the Environment and Community Asset Development (CECAD), the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). Her specialisation and research focus is natural resource use and management, community asset building, climate vulnerability and adaptation in the North, Central and Central Highlands of Vietnam. Hue received her MA in Urban and Environmental Policy at Tufts University, USA, her PhD in Agriculture and Rural Development at the Institute of Social Studies at The Hague, the Netherlands, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Dao Trong Hung
Professional: Plant Ecology :
1976: B. Sc. Biology, Hanoi University
1994: Ph. D. Ecology, BGU- VAST
Field of interest
Nguyen Trong Giang
Nguyen Trong Giang is part of the field staff at the Center for Environment and Community Asset Development (CECAD), the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). Giang has studied the subject of Environment at the Vietnam National University. His work at CECAD is a chance for him to put his knowledge gained at University into practice and to improve his experiences of working with the community, especially the ethic minority poor people.
Pham Thi Tuong Vi
Professional: Urban and regional planning
1997-1999: Master in Region and urban planning, Sydney University, Australia
1984 – 1989: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Hanoi University, Vietnam
Field of interests
Natural resources management
Nghiem Phuong Tuyen
Professional: Doctor in Area Study
2000-2005: Doctor in Area Study, University of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan.
1994-1997: Master in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA.
1983-1988: BA in English, Hanoi University, Hanoi, Viet Nam
1988 – Present: Researcher, CRES
Professional fields of interest:
Rural development planning
Natural resources management
Sustainable rural development
Dao Minh Truong
Professional: Natural Resources Management
1991-1993: Master in Resources Management, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia.
1983-1988: BSc in Hydrological Engineering, Water Resources University, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Professional fields of interest
Application of Remote sensing and GIS in resources management
Sustainable rural development
Ly Thi Ngoc Ha
Ly Thi Ngoc Ha is an accountant at The Center for Environment and Community Asset Development (CECAD), the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). She has graduated from The Vietnam National Economics University with a specialisation in Economics and has a further specialisation in English from Hanoi University. She finds working at an NGO very useful for using her skills gained at University and for improving her social skills.
Vu Kim Dung
Vu Kim Dung has an administrative role at The Center for Environment and Community Asset Development (CECAD), the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). She has graduated from the Department of Linguistics at the Vietnam National University. Despite conducting simple work at CECAD, Dung finds her work to be very meaningful and contributory towards community development.
Pham Dieu Linh
Pham Dieu Linh is a project assistant at The Center for Environment and Community Asset Development (CECAD), the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). She has graduated from Foreign Trade University with specialization in International Business. However, she is more interested in community development. She has therefore decided to engage in community development, instead of corporate sector. She really inspires to empower the Vietnamese women through entrepreneurship in rural Vietnam where patriarchy is very strong and men are always respected than women.
Date Employed: 7/2012 – 7/2015
Bui Thi Boi
Bui Thi Boi is a Muong woman who was born and grew up in a village in the Tu Ne commune, Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province. She has graduated from middle school and is studying at high school where she is aiming to further her studies at the Vocational College in the future. Currently, she is an accountant for the women’s credit group in her village. Having been part of the field staff at the Center for Environment and Community Asset Development (CECAD) since 2009, Boi thrives to help the poor to have a better life and to help the development of the women in the rural communties as well as promote their equality.
Bui Van Linh
Professional: Animal Husbandary
2008-2010: Department of Convalescence, Intermediate medical school of Hoa Binh, Hoa Binh city, Hoa Binh Province
Assistant project staff
Nguyen Huu Thien
Nguyen Huu Thien has more than 25 years of experience working on issues of natural resource management, biodiversity, sustainable livelihoods, and climate change in the Mekong Basin countries. He has served as a project manager, technical advisor, university lecturer, trainer and consultant, among many other positions. His regional experience includes projects in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, with extensive experience in the Mekong Delta area of Vietnam. Thien has years of experience designing, leading and implementing projects and project evaluations. Over the past fifteen years, Thien has worked with the International Centre for Environmental Management (ICEM), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The World Conservation Union (IUCN) advising on issues of conservation and capacity building for sustainable and locally grown development. He is skilled at assessing and analyzing climate change risks and developing adaptation and mitigation response strategies.
In 2009, he was part of the international team conducting the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the 11 dams on the mainstream Mekong.
Nguyen Minh Quoc
Nguyen Minh Quoc is a researcher at the Center for Environmental and Community Asset Development (CECAD), the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). His research focus involves natural resource management and community resilience to climate and socio-economic risks. He has participated in various projects relating to community development, ecological conservation, and land governance. Quoc has BSc in Environmental Sciences and obtained his MSc degree in Human Ecology from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
Pham Duy Nghia
Pham Duy Nghia is a staff member at the Center for Environment and Community Assets Development (CECAD), the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). He specializes in natural resources, phylogenetics, and community ecology. His studies entail molecular techniques, statistical computing and programming, and the Geographic Information System (GIS). He studied Biology at Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted, Nam Dinh and recently received his BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science (Advanced Program) at Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
Le Thi Hoang Yen
Le Thi Hoang Yen is a staff member at the Center for Environmental and Community Assets Development (CECAD). Her research interests concentrate on Climate Change and Renewable Energy. She had chance to participate in some projects relating to Air Pollution Control as the research partner. She accumulated the hands-on experiences in air pollution management and clean energy production as well. She desires to contribute her efforts to assist the poor and ethnic minorities, help them have a higher living standard. She recently received his BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science (Advanced Program) at Vietnam National University, Hanoi.