With financial support from the Embassy of New Zealand in Vietnam, through the Manaaki New Zealand Alumni Scholarship Fund (MNZAF), Ms. Ngan Le, one New Zealand Alumnus, together with her non-government organization - the Center for People and Nature (PanNature), organized a series of training sessions to "Promoting the role of indigenous women in farming and eco-friendly agribusiness" from May to October 2022. The targeted beneficiaries are 15 Thai and Hmong women who are members of the Xuan Nha Commune Women's Union currently participating in an existing model or planning to do business with organic agricultural products in Xuan Nha commune.
As a member of VNGO-FLEGT Network, under the coordination of the Centre for Rural Development in Central Vietnam (CRD), PanNature and organizations of the network have contributed to develop and publish the policy brief on “Gaps and potential risks in the implementation of regulations on labour contracts, employee insurance, and occupational safety in micro and small-sized timber enterprises in the context of VPA/FLEGT implementation”.
This policy brief sheds light on several issues in the actual implementation of regulations on labour contracts, workers’ insurance, and occupational safety in micro and small-sized timber enterprises. It also outlines several recommendations to help businesses overcome these obstacles so they can meet the requirements of the VPA/FLEGT and be eligible to participate in the legal timber supply chain.
The policy brief has been developed based on an overview of surveys conducted by the organisations of the VNGO-FLEGT Network as well as several other published reports and articles.
The policy brief was produced with the financial and technical support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
|The VNGO-FLEGT Network was founded in Jan 2012 with the expectation to positively contribute to the negotiation and implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) and FLEGT Program in Viet Nam, with the ultimate goal to contribute to the implementation of the Forest Management, Protection, and Development Plan 2011 – 2020, and to promote the establishment of mechanisms/policies supporting equitable and sustainable benefits for local forest-dependent communities.|