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WWViews on Biodiversity
On Saturday September 15th 2012, thousands of people around the world will take part in a global event: “World Wide Views on Biodiversity”. The project will engage ordinary citizens in as many countries as possible in the process of policymaking and awareness raising to sustain a living and healthy planet. At least a hundred citizens in each participating country will attend day-long meetings to learn about biodiversity issues, make up their minds about them, and express their views. The meetings will start at dawn in the Pacific and continue until dusk in the Americas. All meetings will have the same agenda and use the same approach in order to make results comparable and useful for policymakers gathering the following month in India to discuss future policy measures for preserving biological diversity.
WWViews on Biodiversity in VIETNAM
The Center for Agricultural Research and Ecological Studies (CARES) is the national organiser of the WWViews day in VIETNAM.
CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND ECOLOGICAL STUDIES (CARES)
The Center for Agricultural Research and Ecological Studies (CARES) is a public, non-profit educational and research institution within Hanoi University of Agriculture (HUA). Since 2000, CARES has been extended its capacity, research scope, and international cooperation. Most of the projects implemented by CARES are international ones (see more at http://cares.org.vn/).At the present, CARES consists of 3 major working groups: (1) Integrated agro-systems development; 2) Technological innovations and knowledge transfer; (3) Institutional research and policy advocacy. Recognized as one of the threats towards the sustainable development of the country, biodiversity has been a focus aspect of CARES research.
1. Department of Biodiversity Conservation,Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)
Dr.Pham Anh Cuong, head of the dept. of Biodiversity Conservation
Contact person: Dr.Nguyen Thi Phuong Mai
2. Vietnamese Seed Association (VSA)
Prof. Tran Dinh Long
Sonha 20 Ngo 283, Doican Street, Badinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
84-04-37623641; Mobile phone: 84-0903288088
3. Vietnam Television Agency (VTV)
Contact person: Dr. Ta Bich Loan
Head of VTV6 channel
4. Research Institute for the Management of Seas and Island, MONRE
34A, Lane 84,Chua Lang street, Dong Da,Hanoi
Contact person: Dr. Du Van Toan
Head of Marine Resources Dept.
TRUNG TÂM SINH THÁI NÔNG NGHIỆP (CARES)
Trung tâm Sinh thái Nông nghiệp (CARES) là đơn vị trực thuộc trường Đại học Nông nghiệp Hà Nội (HUA) hoạt động phi lợi nhuận trên các lĩnh vực đào tạo, nghiên cứu và chuyển giao công nghệ. Từ năm 2000 đến nay, CARES đã không ngừng phát triển năng lực, quy mô nghiên cứu và hợp tác quốc tế. Đa số các dự án của CARES là ccas dự án quốc tế (xem trang http://cares.org.vn). Hiện tại Trung tâm gồm 3 nhóm hoạt động chính: (i) Phát triển hệ thống nông nghiệp tổng hợp; (ii) chuyển giao khoa học công nghệ; (iii) Nghiên cứu chính sách và thể chế. Đa dạng sinh học là một trong những hướng nghiên cứu tập trung của CARES nhằm đảm bảo sự phát triển bền vững lâu dài của đất nước.
Các đơn vị tham gia:
TS.Phạm Anh Cường, Cục trưởng
Người liên lạc: TS.Nguyễn Thị Phương Mai
GS. Trần Đình Long
Sonha 20 Ngõ 283, Phố Đội Cấn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Việt Nam
84-04-37623641; Mobile phone: 84-0903288088
Người liên lạc: TS. Tạ Bích Loan
Phụ trách kênh truyền hình VTV6
34A, Lane 84, Chua Lang street, Dong Da, Hanoi
Người liên lạc: TS. Dư Văn Toán
Trưởng phòng Tài nguyên Biển.
CONFERENCE HALL, HANOI UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE
The citizen consultation on international biodiversity politics in VIETNAM will take place on September 15th at Conference hall of Hanoi University of Agriculture, Trau Quy, Gia Lam, Hanoi in Vietnam.
Conference hall of Hanoi University of Agriculture
The main Administrative Building
Trau Quy, Gia Lam, Hanoi, Vietnam
Results of the WWViews in VIETNAM
Link to the results from Vietnam
Find more photos from the citizen meeting in Vietnam on Flickr
The participating citizens in Vietnam
To learn how Vietnamese citizens view biodiversity, participating citizens were lay people, chosen to reflect the demographic diversity within their country, with regards to age, gender, occupation, education, and geographical zone of residency (i.e. city and countryside) and membership of environmental organization. 130 citizens were invited to the WWViews meeting, but only 106 citizens confirmed to joint the meeting. On the day of the event 15 September 2012, 84 citizens from different parts of Northern Vietnam came to the meeting. They reflected the composition of the population and the results were a credible snap shot of the views of the population in a country or region in general.
In Vietnam, more than 70% population is farmers in rural area and they are hardly to assess different types of media from WWViews (i.e website, internet, television agencies, radio, etc.). In addition, most citizens are busy with their works and bad transportation is another constraint in Vietnam. WWViews event’s organizer in Vietnam has decided to invite citizens, who are relatives to students at Hanoi University of Agriculture. We considered that these citizens will come with both purposes: Joint the meeting and visit Hanoi University of Agriculture.
Citizen recruitment method was applied as following steps:
(i) The organizer used the list of students at faculty of Natural Resources and Environment (2,000 students) for randomly selected 130 students. A day meeting was organized to explain to the selected students about the purpose of WWViews global meeting event on biodiversity and content of the meeting. The chosen students were asked to call to their relatives to inform about the WWViews meeting.
(ii) On the same time, WWViews event organizer was searching student’s address and called to their parents and relatives to inform the 15-September-event and invite them to participate.
(iii) Sending the invitation letter to the citizens who confirmed to participate in the WWViews event. 106 invitation letters with detailed program of WWViews event day have been sent to the confirmed participants.
Documentary on the process and the results of World Wide Views on Biodiversity – English
Information Material for Citizens
1. Introduction to biodiversity, 2. Biodiversity on land, 3. Biodiversity in the sea, 4. Burden and Benefit Sharing