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14 January 2016 Viet Nam

Current Status of and Solutions to Forestland Conversion for Hydropower Plant Development in the Central Zone and Central Highlands of Viet Nam

In Viet Nam, hydropower enterprises are required to compensate for the forest land lost due to hydropower development. However, the rate of reforestation is too slow and does not meet the official requirements, was a conclusion during the workshop “Current Status of and Solutions to Forestland Conversion for Hydropower Plant Development in the Central Zone and Central Highlands of Viet Nam” (25 December 2015, in Hue city Viet Nam). Participants also mentioned that hydropower enterprises don’t fulfil their financial obligations towards forest protection and development.

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07 October 2015 Viet Nam

Workshop to Share New Tools for Monitoring and Evaluating Livelihoods and Vulnerability Indicators

An exchange of knowledge and information on local livelihoods and vulnerability among REDD and PES projects in the Mekong river delta region took place at the workshop “Monitoring and Evaluating Livelihoods and Vulnerability Indicators of PES and REDD Projects” (11 September 2015). Additionally methodologies and data where shared to develop a database of baseline Reference Livelihoods and Vulnerability Levels (RLVL) from pilot PES and REDD projects in Viet Nam.

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05 October 2015 Viet Nam

The state of REDD+ in Viet Nam

Despite the high expectations about the benefits that REDD+ might bring to Viet Nam, until now its application has mostly been successful at national level. This was one of the conclusions presented at the seminar “Rethinking Livelihoods, Forest Governance and Socio-ecological Systems: The State of REDD+ in Viet Nam” organized by TBI Viet Nam on 19 August 2015 to share the PhD research results of Mucahid Mustafa Bayrak.

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17 July 2015 Viet Nam

Ha Van Tiep, a successful story of a PhD researcher

In May 2015, Ha Van Tiep, a PhD researcher from TBI Viet Nam successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled “Forest fragmentation in Viet Nam: Effects on tree diversity, populations and genetics” at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The following is his reflection on the past 4 years.

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07 January 2015 Viet Nam

Improved capacity on geographic information systems and remote sensing for forest planning and management

In an effort to improve the capacity on geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing of individuals and organizations related to natural resources management in central Viet Nam, the training course “Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Forest Planning and Management” was given from 3-6 December 2014 in Hue by TBI Viet Nam.

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07 January 2015 Viet Nam

National Meeting to Identify Forest Research Priorities

Forest research is important for the development of the forest sector in Viet Nam as it has been concluded during a national meeting to identify forestry research priorities for the period 2015-2020 in the context of restructuring the forestry sector in Viet Nam.

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