Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

Mid-term Workshop of the Project "Technical Assistance for Capacity Building for Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences" (TA 9449-VIE)


In the morning of March 28, 2018, at the 3D Hall, the headquarters of 1A, Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) collaborated with the Development Bank. Asia (ADB) held a midterm workshop "Technical assistance for capacity building for Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences". This is a project funded by the Japan Poverty Reduction Fund (JFPR) through the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a period of 19 months, from June 2018 to December 2019.

Attending the seminar, on the side of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (Academy), there were: Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan, President of the Academy; Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh, Vice President of the Academy; Mr. Eric Sidgwick, Country Director, Asian Development Bank in Vietnam; Mr. Vo Truc Dien, senior ADB expert; Assoc. Nguyen Thi Hoai Le, Head of Science Management Board, Director of Project Management Board; Leaders and representatives of central ministries, research groups, scholars and experts from units belonging to and under the Academy, Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development , Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and other research units.

Professor. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan delivered the opening remarks Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh spoke at the seminar

TA - 9449 VIE is a capacity building technical assistance project for the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, the purpose of the project is to (i) strengthen research capacity of VASS and (ii) improve knowledge management system, contributing research results to the goal of sustainable development, socio-economic development of Vietnam.

On behalf of Leaders of the Academy, opening remarks at the Conference, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan warmly welcomed the large attendance of the participants; At the same time, it emphasizes the importance and urgency of the Project in strengthening the capacity of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences funded by the Japan Poverty Reduction Fund through the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The results of the Project aim to improve the quality of research programs / projects of the Academy to new heights, establish a reputation in research on social and human resources at regional and global levels; Thereby, gradually affirming the position of the Academy in the scientific research career, more and more meet the requirements set by the Party and Government in the new social context.

Mr. Eric Sidgwick spoke at the Seminar Professor. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan and Mr. Eric Sidgwick (in the middle) took a photo with the participants of the Seminar

Mid-term workshops are organized in a series of Project activities to report on progress and achievements, as well as announcing upcoming plans and programs in the coming time. Assoc. Nguyen Thi Hoai Le, Head of the Science Management Board, Director of the Project Management Board introduced an overview of the project's objectives including: (1) About strengthening the research capacity of VASS to meet the requirements national development and international standards include (i) Research Planning and Quality Control Handbook; (ii) Three research products on agricultural value chains, renewable energy and human resource development. (2) About improving knowledge services of VASS including: (iii) Plan of knowledge management on gender sensitivity and social inclusion; (iv) Database of knowledge management; (v) Action Plan Sharing knowledge towards Sustainable Development Goals and Socio-Economic Development Plan 2021-2025.Through reports related to completed works from June 2018 - March 2019, experts said, Project 1 output of Project TA-9449-VIE, aims to improve capacity research (creating research manuals on planning and quality control of research); 03 sample studies on agricultural value chain, renewable energy and development of high quality labor resources. Output 2: Improved knowledge services including (knowledge management plan with gender integration, database system of knowledge management, knowledge-sharing action plan towards development goals) Sustainable and national socio-economic development goals have all completed basic, revised, revised and supplemented items to best meet the set objectives as scheduled. Besides, the activities of the series of events serving the Project such as: Seminar, Workshop, cooperation agreement will be promoted in the second quarter of 2019 and gradually improve the missing items to complete the Project. project in Quarter IV/2019...

With in-depth sharing on the completion of the Research Handbook (for managers and researchers); 03 research products according to international standards, knowledge management database) experts emphasize the importance of supporting the Academy to complete its mission as a coordinating agency, with great contributions. more on government policy development; create many high quality scientific researches; strengthen research capacity for young researchers, the database is fully digitized on research output and research process. That too enhances the application of technology to further promote the resources of the Academy's research.

Workshop Overview

The workshop received many papers and opinions of delegates about concerns about the output of the Project as well as the progress and level of meeting the needs of the Project compared to the actual demand. ask. Conference Summary, Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh highly appreciated the useful exchanges of the delegates and said that the comments are important suggestions, adding a theoretical basis for the Project to continue to better improve the necessary items, meet the needs of the Academy on research capacity enhancement, meeting international standards; Research results have contributed more positively to the advice and advocacy of the Party and State in the coming time. The success of Project TA 9449 - VIE is considered an important milestone for further cooperation between VASS and ADB.

Pham Vinh Ha


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