INGO Forum Meetings 2005

Avian Influenza and Pandemic Preparedness briefing -17 October 2005

Dr. Peter Horby, Epidemiologist/Avian Influenza Response, World Health Organisation
Dr. Patrick Michaudel, Medical Director, International SOS

Informal INGO Consultation on the draft Revised Regulations for Management and Utilisation of INGO Assistance - 13 October 2005

Background: The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has been collaborating with Government Agencies and VUFO to revise the existing regulations on the management and utilisation of the assistance from INGOs. They provided a copy of the draft Revised Regulations to the NGO Resource Centre, and requested us to give comments.

Copies of the draft Revised Regulations and our consolidated INGO comments are available from the NGO Resource Centre.

INGO Forum on pandemic preparedness in the context of avian influenza and other business - 30 September 2005

Topics included: introduction of newly arrived representatives; election for Steering Committee and Consultative Group representatives; an update and discussion on Avian influenza and pandemic preparedness; and an update on the Government plan to revise the legal framework for international NGOs.

Software Freedom Day - 9 September 2005

On the occasion of international Software Freedom Day, the Resource Centre organised a special event in our new meeting room, giving NGOs in Vietnam with an opportunity to learn about useful computer software for NGOs running on Windows, Linux and Mac systems.

More than 40 people attended this event, where they were able to:

  • see demonstrations
  • ask questions to IT specialists (French, English and Vietnamese speakers)
  • try Free and Open Source Software on Windows, Linux, Mac
  • try programs designed specially for NGO needs
  • receive free CDs of free and open source (FOSS) software for Windows, linux distributions and software

Informal INGO Consultation on Vietnam's draft 5-Year Socio-Economic Development Plan 2006-2010 - 25 August 2005

More than 60 participants from over 30 INGOs participated in our informal INGO consultation on the draft Socio-Economic Development Plan 2006-2010 in late August. Based on this we prepared written contributions that were presented to the national consultation workshop
on the SEDP on 7-8 September, organised by MPI and World Bank.

For more information, please refer to our page on Vietnam's Socio-Economic Development Plan 2006-2010.

Briefing for International NGOs on the recent National Assembly session - 28 June 2005

Presenter: Mr. Vu Xuan Hong, National Assembly member and VUFO President

Managing change: CIDSE's transformation to 2 Vietnamese development organisations - 16 June 2005

Mr. Frank de Caires, Country Representative, CIDSE
Ms. Tran Thi Chung, CIDSE / Community Development Cooperation (CDC)
Ms. Vu Thi Bich Hop, CIDSE / Livelihoods Upland Agriculture (LUA)
Mr. David Purnell, Country Director, World Vision