Review the cooperation plan between the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations and the Vietnam Administration of Forestry

Posted at: MONday - 11/11/2019 10:23 - post name: Cộng tác viên

 
Dr. Sc.Nghiem Vu Khai – Vice President of VUSTA gave speech in the workshop

Dr. Sc.Nghiem Vu Khai – Vice President of VUSTA gave speech in the workshop

On October 1st, in Hanoi, the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) organized a workshop on “Assessing scientific and technological coordination results for the 2018-2019 period and Developing cooperation plan for the 2019-2020 period with the participation of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry.

In delivering a speech at the workshop, Dr. Nghiem Vu Khai - Vice President of VUSTA said that the program has contributed to strengthening the state management of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry and promoting the implementation of VUSTA’s role in social consultancy and evaluation, especially in the process of developing a Law on Forestry in replacement for the Law on Forest Protection and Development 2014.

Dr. Khai added that the cooperation program has attracted not only the participation of experts and scientists but also the active participation of socio-political forces and organizations - groups involved in the implementation of evidence on the field and community basis. By participating in this activity, socio-political organizations have had more opportunities to communicate the results from forestry programs and projects to policymakers and State management agencies, demonstrating the policy advocacy goals of VUSTA.

Under the Cooperation Program between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (Cooperation Program No. 3407/CTrPH-BNN-LHHVN dated October 5th 2012) on June 18th 2014, the Vietnam Administration of Forestry and VUSTA concluded a Scientific and Technological Coordination Program for the 2014-2020 period and formulated the detailed annual scientific and technological cooperation plans.

Based on the scientific and technological coordination program for the 2014-2020 period concluded on June 18th 2014 between VUSTA and Vietnam Administration of Forestry (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), the two sides have developed the detailed science and technology cooperation plan for each year and review the performance of the program on annual basis.

On July 30th 2018, the two sides continued to conclude the 5th Science and Technology Cooperation Plan (2018-2019). After 5 years of implementation, the program has contributed to strengthening the state management of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry and promoting the implementation of VUSTA’s role in social consultancy and evaluation, especially in the process of developing a Law on Forestry in replacement for the Law on Forest Protection and Development 2014, elaborating and submitting for promulgation of 04 Decrees and 07 Circulars detailing a number of articles of the Law on Forestry, continuing to develop other legal documents to improve the legal basis of the forestry sector.

With the active participation of Vietnam Administration of Forestry and VUSTA, its members and affiliated units, the implementation of the Cooperation Plan for the period 2018-2019 has achieved 98.25% of the planned targets (56/57 activities), as follows:

Regarding social consultancy and evaluation and policy advocacy activities, 5/6 activities have been implemented as planned. Regarding the organization of conferences and meetings, 16/17 activities have been implemented as planned. Regarding the establishment and implementation of topics and projects, 25/25 programs, projects and schemes have been organized and implemented as planned. Regarding communication and knowledge dissemination activities, 15/15 contents of the cooperation plan have been implemented, according to the representative of Vietnam Administration of Forestry.

Presenting the Draft Scientific and Technological Coordination Plan for the 2019-2020 period between VUSTA and Vietnam Administration of Forestry, Mr. Le Cong Luong - Deputy Secretary-General cum Chief of Administration of VUSTA said “from 2019- 2020, we will focus on and prioritize the implementation of a number of activities such as social consultancy and evaluation and policy advocacy, which will be involved in the cooperation in review and finalization of forestry policies and mechanisms, assessment of the impact of policies, programs, projects, consultancy on establishment of forestry development policies”.

 “We also focus primarily on consultancy on establishment of legal documents in the field of Law on Forestry, adoption of a number of initiatives on REDD + implementation, payment for forest environmental services, organization of conferences, training on capacity building for forest owners and timber-processing businesses and households on legal timber in accordance with VPA/FLEGT”.

“Besides, we will also promote and enhance the application of high technology and science into forestry production, environmental protection, monitoring and payment of forest environmental services, biodiversity conservation, nature conservation and community-based forest management, natural forest management and solutions to cope with climate change”, said Mr Luong.

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The delegate gave opinions in the workshop

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Mr. Le Cong Luong – Deputy Secretary-General cum Chief of Administration of VUSTA

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