Gender Incorporation in Large Scale Projects

Oxfam’s partner, the Center for Social Research and Development (CSRD), is organizing the final learning workshop with 50 participants from communities, people’s committee, Quang Nam women’s union, and hydropower company representatives in central highland in Vietnam on 25 March 2019 in Tam Ky capital.
In this workshop, CSRD highlighted their result of the work on Gender Impact Assessment in hydropower project related to environment, society and gender impact in Central Highlands areas. This workshop provided a good opportunity to lodge the recommendations and policies on managing impacts to determine the participation of communities, women’s groups and stakeholders to minimize the negative impacts of hydropower projects and promote the positive aspects of hydropower.

CSRD director presents an up-to-date about the overall “Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in dam affected communities” project and its implementation achievements.
The participants in the Learning workshop “Gender Incorporation in Large-scale projects – Hydropower Cases in Central and Central highland – Vietnam” on the GIA project held in Tam Ky of Quang Nam province.
CSRD’s publication documents lesson of Gender Impact Assessment in Hydropower projects in Vietnam.

Oxfam’s Inclusion Project funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Australian government supports CSRD to enhance “Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in dam affected communities” along 3S Rivers (Sekong, Sesan and Srehpok) areas of the Central and Central Highland of Vietnam.

Competition about designing guiding board of waste separation

Plastic pollution in our oceans is a major global problem which needs support and action from international, national and local communities. Hue City is also contributing to this global problem more and more seriously.
Every day, there are nearly 20 tons of plastic waste are discharged in Hue city, one of them has discharged Huong river and directly to the sea. The project Municipal Waste Recycling Program to Reduce Plastics Pollution of the Oceans with the main objective of minimizing and recycling plastic waste in and around the city of Hue.
Within the project’s framework, the competition about designing waste classification guiding board is one of the most important activities which implement at 06 schools. The competition takes place from 1st September to 4th November, 2018. Schools have been participating in a variety of organizations, with a total of 1,331 students completed and sent to the project. The project rewards for 18 prize-winning works from 06 schools, each school has 03 selected works, the works will be printed and applied into 03 trash bins of the waste classification system.
Content of competition: drawing works relating to waste classification guideline for waste classification systems at schools: Mixed waste classification trash bin, Paper classification trash bin, Plastic and Metal waste classification trash bin.
Competition’s purpose and meaning:

  • Raising students’ awareness on impacts of plastic waste pollution and implementing 4R model (refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle);
  • Propagandizing, raising community’s awareness on environmental pollution reality, minimizing the usage of plastic bags and plastic items and implementing environmental protection activities in Vietnam;
  • Creating a useful playground and arousing the passion, thinking, creativity and awareness of environmental protection of the students. Especially, encouraging students to protect the environment, limiting the usage of plastic items and plastic bags.

Pictures of the competition:

Study Tour for Master’s degree in Can Tho University

Study Tour for Master’s degree in Can Tho University

To continue earlier tours for students who are interested in environment and society fields. On 7th November, 2018, the Center for Social Research Development (CSRD) has been hosting a study tour for 11 Master students in Environmental and Resource Management branch at Can Tho University.

Students visited the Green Susu vegetable shop at 30 Dong Da street, Hue city; mangrove forest in Con Te and Ru Cha, Huong Phong commune (Huong Tra town) and waste classification model at Hoang Kim Hoan Secondary School, Hai Duong Commune (Huong Tra Town), Thua Thien Hue Province.

Visit Susu Xanh shop.
Visited Con Te mangrove in Huong Phong commune – Huong Tra town.

The students’ program aimed to learn, and to connect their knowledge in school with practical activities. These activities give students a chance to learn more about social issues, organic agriculture, coastal mangroves, the benefits of waste classification activities at the source, etc.