NEWSLETTER 15 - 30 JUNE 2015

Dear Members and Friends:

Welcome to the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre Newsletter for June 15th - 30th, 2015.

The VUFO-NGO Resource Centre would like to announce departures of several directors among INGO members. They have spent many years working hard in the development sector and providing great contribution to INGO community in Vietnam. We extend our sincere gratitude and a warm farewell to Daniel Selvanayagam, National Director from World Vision International (WVI); Claude Potvin, Country Manager from Australian Volunteers International (AVI); Jonathon Guthrie (Gus), Country Director from Norwegian People's Aid (NPA); Snigdha Chakraborty, Country Representative from Catholic Relief Services (CRS); Filip Graovac, Country Director from Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA); and Kendall D. RePass, Country Representative from American Red Cross (ARC).

We would also like to warmly welcome two new directors and one returning director, respectively: Fabrice Vandeputte, Country Manager at AVI; Resad Junuzagic, Country Director at NPA; and Sanda Rihtman, Sub-Regional Country Representative at CRS. 

Gus and Filip are leaving their positions, but they will be staying in Vietnam with new jobs. Please join us in congratulating both of them, as well as several other senior managers, on their new appointments and promotions: Filip as new Deputy Country Representative at the Asia Foundation; Gus as NPA Program Manager for Capacity Building; Tran Thu Huyen as Officer in Charge for WVI; Nguyen Anh Thinh as Acting Country Director for ADRA; Chau Phuong Lai as Acting Country Representative for ARC; and Ly Phat Viet Linh as new Deputy Country Director for CARE International.

You can get contact details for all colleagues mentioned above at the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre.

There are two meetings scheduled for the second half of June 2015:

  • Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources Management Working Group Meeting, on Friday, June 26th at 9:00;
  • Disaster Management Working Group Meeting, on Friday, June 26th at 14:00.

Both meetings will take place at the NGO Resource Centre's (new) office: Room 201, Building E3, Trung Tu Diplomatic Compound, 6 Dang Van Ngu, Dong Da, Hanoi.

Please check the 'Calendar of Events' section on our home page for the latest updates and possible changes.

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