Organization information

Add: 18A Nguyen Du street, My Binh ward, Long Xuyen city, An Giang province

Tel: +84 – 763 – 956 486




Key contact person(s): Nguyen Thanh Viet (PM), Huynh Quoc Tinh


General information of the project and program which have ESD related activities:

Name: Participatory Community Development in An Giang and Soc Trang (PACODE)

Goals and objectives:

Living conditions of poor communities with Khmer population in the Mekong Delta improved

Donor(s) CARE Danmark, Danish Organisation for Renewable Energy, Danish Vietnamese Association


ESD programs/ projects/activities



         Women’s Development Group (WDG)

         Commune Planning and Implementation

         Community Development Network


1). Women in the program area, including poor Khmer women, have knowledge and access to services and participate actively in community development processes,

2). Communities, the Women’s Union, NGOs, and local authorities have the capacity to plan and implement participatory community development activities in areas with a large Khmer population,

3). An institutional structure exists for exchange and dissemination of experiences from poverty reduction in communities with a large Khmer population

Describe educational and learning methods/tools applied:

         Train women in health & hygiene issues, business planning and production skills

         Carry out action research and baseline studies on community development issues and formulate a strategy for greater gender awareness

         Carry out IEC campaigns related to health & hygiene, clean water& sanitation, local energy solutions,…

         Train and support Village Health Volunteers and facilitative skills for facilitators and group leaders.

         Train staff and provide basic equipment

         Formulate and implement capacity building plan for Women Unions on participatory community development.

         Train relevant officials of local authorities on “Grassroots’ Democracy” and how to get the participation of community, including gender sensitization.

         Establish feedback systems from Women’s Development Groups and villages, and document lessons learned, sharing lessons from PACODE and other projects through Community Development Network

         Public awareness of Khmer poverty problems raised and present findings and recommendations to policy target groups

         Stakeholders: The poor people in areas with large Khmer population in An Giang and Soc Trang including: women in WDGs, women, men and children with new water and sanitation facilities,

         Women Union staff, Village Health Volunteers, Women Union Group Facilitators, Local authorities all levels from district to commune, CDN members, provincial leaders and other target audience.


Status:  ongoing

Location: Da Nang city, Hanoi, Nation-wide network


Sustainable development themes:

Poverty reduction, Citizen participation and good governance, Energy management


Target groups:

Government officers, the Khmer ethnic group, Civil society and NGOs, Local people


Outputs and final outcomes of the ESD activities.

WDGs established and functioning

– Women’s awareness of domestic and environmental health issues increased

– Positive behaviors on clean water and sanitation begin to be implemented by WDG’s poor members.

– WU capacity to establish and support well functioning  WDGs increased

– CPTs and CBDs capacity to prepare and progress participatory village and commune plans increased

– Commune and district officials ’ understanding and support of participatory planning processes increased

– Community awareness of safe and efficient energy options increased and applied.

– Community knowledge and skills in environmental improvement increased

A model on composting and waste management based on community established and functioned in area with a large Khmer population

Knowledge and skills of Village Health Volunteers and commune health workers increased.

– Community Development  Network established and in operation effectively