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UNDP project to accelerate socio-economic development in Vietnam's ethnic minority areas, video

December 22, 2020 | 10:00

On December 21, in Hanoi, the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA), in coordination with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Vietnam and the Australian Embassy in Vietnam held the "Launching ceremony of the Project on Accelerating Multi-dimensional Poverty Reduction and Socio-economic Development in Ethnic Minority Areas in Vietnam”.

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“The Project on Accelerating Multi-dimensional Poverty Reduction and Socio-economic Development in Ethnic Minority Areas” is launched to support partners at central and local levels to promote their roles and strengths in designing and experimenting with innovative solutions (in the 2020-2021 period), as well as scaling up solutions in the National Target Program (NTP) for socio-economic development in ethnic minority areas in the 2021-2030 period, Baotintuc reported.

Video of the "Launching ceremony of the Project on Accelerating Multi-dimensional Poverty Reduction and Socio-economic Development in Ethnic Minority Areas in Vietnam” by Baotintuc

This is the first time Vietnam has had a national target program dedicated to ethnic minority and mountainous areas, Minister-Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Do Van Chien said, adding that the estimated budget for the first phase (2021 - 2025) approved by the National Assembly is over 137 trillion VND (5.95 billion USD). The Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs will make every effort, committing to use the financial resources reasonably and effectively to achieve the objectives set out by the project, he added.

UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen said that, at the national level, the project will create an innovative space along with an incentive and accountable system, which will be a significant transformation compared to the current system.

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UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen speaks at the event. Photo: Baotintuc

She also believed that the ethnic minorities, with their creativeness, will turn the national target program into an effective tool to promote local socio-economic development.

UNDP is willing to cooperate with the Committee for Ethnic Minorities, ministries, agencies, and provinces to support the Vietnamese Government in this important effort, she said.

Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie said that “The UNDP-CEMA partnership that we support and launch today is a part of the long-term commitment to ensure that innovative solutions in reducing poverty are integrated and multiplied in the policies and programs of the Government”.

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Delegates discuss at "Forum on resilience and adaptation of ethnic minority women affected by COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam”. Photo: Baotintuc

Following the signing ceremony of the project, delegates shared "Innovative solutions for accelerating socio-economic development and multidimensional poverty reduction among ethnic minorities" and participated in the discussion at "Forum on resilience and adaptation of ethnic minority women affected by COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam”.

The forum was co-chaired by the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs, UNDP and the Australian Embassy, ​​with the participation of representatives from ministries and agencies; Ethnic Minority Women Cooperatives in Lao Cai, Son La, Bac Kan, and Dak Nong Provinces; development partners; enterprises; research institutes and mass media agencies.

Ethnic Minority women shared experiences on how to promote their inner strength and how to create innovative solutions to help them get out of poverty.

Some photos of the launching ceremony and forum captured by reporters of Baotintuc.

UNDP project to accelerate socio-economic development in Vietnam's ethnic minority areas, video
The Launching ceremony of the Project on Accelerating Multi-dimensional Poverty Reduction and Socio-economic Development in Ethnic Minority Areas Photo: Baotintuc
UNDP project to accelerate socio-economic development in Vietnam's ethnic minority areas, video

Minister-Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Do Van Chien speaks at the event.

Photo: Baotintuc

UNDP project to accelerate socio-economic development in Vietnam's ethnic minority areas, video
Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie speaks at the event. Photo: Baotintuc
UNDP project to accelerate socio-economic development in Vietnam's ethnic minority areas, video
The launching ceremony and forum attract many ethnic minority women from Bac Kan, Dak Nong, Lao Cai, and Son La provinces. Photo: Baotintuc
UNDP project to accelerate socio-economic development in Vietnam's ethnic minority areas, video
Representatives of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs shares about the project. Photo: Baotintuc
UNDP project to accelerate socio-economic development in Vietnam's ethnic minority areas, video
The overview of the ceremony. Photo: Baotintuc
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