Vietnamese Investors and NGOs networking in Laos and Cambodia for sustainable development

Since 2015, PanNature has started an initiative engaging Vietnamese private sector to leverage their social and environmental responsibilities in oversea agricultural investment, which aims to contribute to more sustainable investment and development in Mekong region.

PanNature and its core partner Oxfam Vietnam, Vietnam Chamber of Commercial and Industries (VCCI) and a group of business sector developed the Voluntary Safeguard Guidelines for Vietnamese outward investors in 2016 and have been piloting the guidelines application. Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) and Daklak Rubber Investment Joint Stock Company (DRI) are pioneers on piloting in their projects in Laos and Cambodia. 

Quasa-Geruco Rubber Joint Stock Company (Quasa Geruco) – a member of VRG and Dak Lak Rubber Limited Company (Daklaoruco) – a member of DRI have invested in rubber plantation in Savannakhet and Champasak province, Laos while Krong Buk Ratanakiri Aphivath Caoutchouc Co., Ltd (KRRC) – a member of VRG has also done the same in Ratanakiri province. They all are implementing their action plans on community development, building skills and looking for collaboration with local NGO partners working on development themes.

On December 10th, 2018 in Vientiane, Laos and on December 18, 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, PanNature organized the meetings to connect our business partners in piloting program with NGOs to strengthen the exchange dialogue between NGOs and Vietnamese private sectors and open an opportunity for further collaboration.

This meeting is organized with a financial support from Oxfam.

Ms. Nguyen Hoang Phuong, Research and Policy Department, PanNature delivering a speech in Laos

NGOs and business sector representatives in Laos

Mrs. Tran Thi Thuy Hoa in the meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Meeting documents are as follow:

Agenda for NGOs meeting in Laos

Agenda for NGOs meeting in Cambodia

PanNature-Business Coorperation for Sustaninable Development

Ms. Nguyen Hoang Phuong, Research and Policy Department, PanNature

VRG-NGOs networking report

Mr. Tran Minh – Director of Technology and Environment Department, Vietnam Rubber Group

VRG Support for Sustainable Development

Ms. Tran Thi Thuy Hoa, Rubber Reseacher

Krongbuk Ratanakiri Report on Sustainable Development

Mr. Tran Ngoc Lanh. Deputy General Director, Krong Buk Ratanakiri Ltd

DRI Report on Piloting of Voluntary Guidelines

Ms. Nguyen Thi Hai, Deputy General Director, DRI

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