NEWSLETTER 15 - 30 September 2011

Dear Members and Friends:

Welcome to the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre's Newsletter for the second half of September.

In July 2011 Helvetas Vietnam became HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, as a result of a merger between Helvetas and Intercooperation – both major Swiss organisations working in the field of development and assistance. Ms Nguyen Lam Giang has been newly appointed Country Director for HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation's Representative Office in Vietnam. We congratulate Giang and wish her all the best in a new position. Her contact email is: <lam.giang@helvetas.org>. We would also like to thank Mr Daniel Valenghi, former Country Director, for his support to the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre, especially his active engagement as a member of our Steering Committee. Daniel will soon move to West Africa as a new Country Director in Benin. We wish him all the best in his new position!

The following working groups meetings are scheduled for the second half of September: Disaster Management Working Group on September 16 at 14:00; Sustainable Agriculture & Natural Resources Management Working Group on September 27 at 14:00; while the date for Ethnic Minorities Working Group meeting needs to be confirmed. Please check the 'Calendar of Events' section on our website home page for the latest updates and unexpected changes. All meetings will take place at the NGO Resource Centre.

Warm greetings from the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre's Team!