Hybrid workshop

Policy, Technical and Financial Solutions to Improve the Effectiveness of Mangrove Forest Protection and Development in Vietnam in 2021–2030, with a Vision to 2050

15 March 2022, Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Mangrove ecosystems play an important role in climate change adaptation and mitigation, improving local communities’ livelihoods and ensuring Vietnam’s long-term socioeconomic development. To protect and improve the quality of its mangrove forests, Vietnam has implemented a variety of policies and programmes, and has actively participated in the signing of numerous international environmental treaties. However, mangrove conservation and development continue to face numerous financial and technical challenges.

This workshop, which was co-organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Nong Lam University, aimed to provide a national forum and policy dialogue between policymakers, the private sector, academia, CSOs and NGOs to discuss future policy options for mangrove governance. The workshop connected policymakers and scientists in discussing opportunities, challenges and solutions to support the effective implementation of policies and projects on mangrove protection and development.

Participants in the scientific workshop included policymakers from MARD, the Forest Protection and Development Fund, the Forest Certification Office and representatives of regional departments of agriculture and coastal areas, as well as representatives of CIFOR, USAID mangrove project sponsors, the US Forest Service, domestic institutes and universities researching mangrove and wetland protection and development.

Event report


15 Mar 2022
07:15 – 08:00

Opening speech

Organizing committee, Nong Lam University

08:00 – 08:10

Opening speech

Nguyen Tat Toan - Vice Principal, Nong Lam University

08:10 – 08:20

COP26 results and implementation by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Le Hoang Anh, MARD
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08:20 – 08:35

Policy orientations for protection and development of mangroves in the 2021–2030 period, with a vision to 2050

Nguyen Van Dien, MARD
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08:35 – 08:55

The role of mangroves in implementing the NDC, and proposing investment solutions to manage and develop mangroves

Vu Tan Phuong, MARD
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08:55 – 09:15

Payment for mangrove environmental services: Opportunities and challenges in Vietnam

Nguyen Chien Cuong, MARD
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09:15 – 09:30

Tea break

09:30 – 09:50

Sustainable financial mechanism for mangroves: Global and Vietnamese experiences

Pham Thu Thuy, CIFOR
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09:50 – 10:10

Potential for mangrove restoration in the Mekong Delta, and a carbon trading mechanism

Vien Ngoc Nam, Nong Lam University
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10:10 – 10:30

Potential for mangrove environmental services and proposals for payment for mangrove environmental services in Vietnam

Pham Hong Tinh, Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment (HUNRE)
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10:30 - 11:50

Plenary discussion

All participants

11:50 – 12:00


Organizing committee, Nong Lam University