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Center for Ecological Community Development (ECODE) is a non-profit organization established in 2015, under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) under Decision No. 685/QD-LHHVN.
The ECODE Center was developed from the ECODE Interdisciplinary Research Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. The group was established in 2013 and consists of teaching staff and graduate students of the Graduate School – Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
Vietnamese name: Center for Ecological Community Development
English name: Center for Eco-community Development
English abbreviation: ECODE

ECODE aims at sustainable development for Vietnam with a priority to promote a holistic approach that considers the role of communities and the ecological and environmental impacts associated with this sector. ECODE is an interdisciplinary, ecosystem-based, research and implementation, training and consulting unit on community development, response to climate change, green growth and protection of natural resources and environment. contribute to the sustainable development of the country. Founders of ECODE include experts, researchers and social activists in the fields of climate change, green growth, and sustainable development with the same passion to promote Green, low-emissions development. carbon and environmental friendliness associated with the protection of natural resources. ECODE believes that sustainable and effective solutions to today’s challenges can only be successfully implemented with the participation of local communities in the entire process from planning to until execution.

ECODE Founders and Management Board​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

GS. Dr. Truong Quang Hoc

Chairman of the Founding Council/Center Manager

GS. Doctor of Science Truong Quang Hoc was granted a Doctor of Science degree in 1996 at the University of Wroclaw – Poland. He also studied and did scientific research at many universities and research institutes around the world such as the Institute … In the role of a lecturer and scientific research officer of the General University, now the Hanoi National University From 1966 until now, Prof. Truong Quang Hoc has developed programs, compiled learning materials and directly taught long and short-term training courses for many ministries, branches and localities on climate change, sustainable development and more recently is green growth. He is also the author of dozens of books on sustainable development, climate change, environmental resources and green growth,
GS. Truong Quang Hoc used to be the Head of Science and Technology Department, Vietnam National University, Hanoi. He has chaired and participated in 32 science – technology projects at all levels, including 16 international cooperation projects. 2000 – 2005) and In addition, from the past 10 years, he has been an expert/leader of consulting groups, researching and implementing projects for many ministries and branches such as the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. , Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Industry and Trade, ..; and many international organizations such as UNDP, World Bank, ADB, DANIDA, SNV,… and dozens of central agencies as well as provinces/cities.
Currently, Professor Truong Quang Hoc is participating in training graduate programs for 5 schools and training institutes in the fields of Sustainable Development, Green Growth, Climate Change,… and is a member of a number of Faculty Councils. study in institutions and training institutions. Hundreds of his MSc and doctoral students have developed, succeeded and made many positive contributions to the country in many different fields of work.

ThS – NCS Hoàng Hà

Center Director,
Member of the Founding Council/Manager

NCS. Hoang Ha was born in 1977, trained through the majors of Pedagogy, Political Education and has excellently graduated from the MSc training program majoring in Climate Change at Hanoi National University – one of the programs The first climate change training in Vietnam. Currently, Ms. Hoang Ha is a PhD student majoring in Climate Change and Sustainable Development.
Ms. Hoang Ha has 16 years of experience in the fields of Communication, Community Development, Environmental Education, Livelihoods, Climate Change – Natural Disasters, Green Growth/Sustainable Development and Conservation of Nature – Culture. With decades of experience working in state agencies, NGOs and as an independent consultant for many national and international agencies and organizations at central and local levels, Ms. strong capacity with professional skills in activities: training-training, research and implementation (R&D), documentation, communication and management-coordination of research and project implementation.
Systems/interdisciplinary and ecosystem-based approaches (EbA) are the main approaches that Ms. Hoang Ha has researched and applied in R&D activities in recent years.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Hoa

Member of the Founding Council/Center Manager​

Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Hoa graduated with a major in English from the University of Ho Chi Minh City in 1994 (now the National University of Ho Chi Minh City). She has nearly 20 years of experience working in state agencies and domestic and international NGOs in the fields of nature conservation, community development, and climate change. She has held many important positions in different agencies (such as Head of Community Development and Awareness, Project Manager, Project Coordinator…) and has experience in working with partners. at all levels as well as donors and local communities.
Ms. Hoa demonstrates her strong ability in project management, design and implementation of activities in community development, planning and external relations. Livelihood, environment and nature conservation are areas of expertise that she is passionate about, attached to and has made many contributions to.