Capacity building for local CSOs in Viet Nam

Capacity building for local CSOs in Viet Nam

Last month, in Da Nang city (Vietnam), the “Conservation Fund” project organised the training course on Project Management and Financial Management for local Civil-society organisations (CSOs) who have just received a sub-grant from the project.

With the approach of “learning by doing”, the project’s sub-grant component aims to provide financial and technical assistance to local CSOs with the best initiatives in the fields of biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability.

The purposes of the two-day training course are not only to equip the new sub-grantees with the knowledge and lessons learnt for successful project and financial management, but also a great opportunity for these local CSOs to network with other organisations working in the same fields.

Participants of the training were from both Vietnamese NGOs (with legal entity) and local CBOs (community-based organisations without legal registration) and they actively interacted to learn from each other. All of their concerns and questions prior to their sub-grant project start were carefully revised and answered by the trainers and the organisers. The evaluation form at the end of the training demonstrated that 100% of the participants were satisfied with the training’s quality.

Moreover, a local expert is assigned to provide these sub-grantees with constant mentoring, coaching and support during their entire project implementation in order to foster these CSOs’ capacity building as well as ensure the sub-grant projects will meet their set objectives and targets.

This activity was held within the framework of the project “Establishing a funding foundation for biodiversity protection and environmental sustainability in Danang City, Vietnam” (in short, the “Conservation Fund” project) implemented by GreenViet Biodiversity Conservation Centre (GreenViet, Vietnam) – the lead and Gustav-Stresemann-Institut e. V. (GSI, Germany) and co-funded by the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam.

Visible Impact is partnering with GSI to conduct several project components.


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