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Who We Work With

To implement its missions, CARE International in Vietnam works with a number of institutions including civil society organizations, donors, government agencies and the private sector.

CARE International in Vietnam works closely with both international and local civil society organisations and their networks to implement our work and increase our impact in the country.



The Agriculture and Forestry Research & Development Center for Mountainous Region (ADC) provides research and technology transfers for sustainable development of local communities in northern mountainous provinces of Vietnam.

ADC is an implementing partner of CARE International in Vietnam for Civil Action for Socio-economic Inclusion program (CASI) and several projects including the Women’s Economic Empowerment through Agricultural Value Chain Enhancement (WEAVE) project and the Increasing Ethnic Minority Women’s Access to Information for Improved Governance and Development (Informed to Influence) project.



Australian Red Cross is an international NGO working in Vietnam to help communities adapt to climate change, and to access safe water and sanitation through humanitarian aid work and development programs.

Australian Red Cross is working together with CARE International in Vietnam and five other organizations to implement the Community-Based Climate Change Action Grant program funded by the Australian Government which covered the Integrated Community-based Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (ICAM) project that CARE International in Vietnam implemented in An Giang and Can Tho during 2012-2015.



The Centre of Community Development (CCD) is a local organisation with a strong track record in community mobilisation and promoting market-oriented livelihood options. CCD implementing partner of the projects Ethnic Minority Women’s Empowerment project (EMWE), Increasing Ethnic Minority Women’s Access to Information for Improved Governance and Development (Informed to Influence), Financial Linkage for Inclusion (FinLINK) for women from remote ethnic minority communities in Vietnam, and Technologically Enhanced Agricultural Livelihoods (TEAL).



The Center for Rural communities Research and Development (CCRD) is a local NGO working in renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change economics, rural livelihoods for food security of poor and marginalized group and environmental protection in Vietnam.

CCRD is partner of CARE International in Vietnam to implement the Integrated Community-based Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (ICAM) project during 2012-2015.



The Climate Change Working Group in Vietnam (CCWG) established in early 2008, the CCWG brings together INGOs, Vietnamese NGOs, development agencies and other professionals who contribute to reducing the vulnerability of poor people in Vietnam to the impacts of climate change through NGO coordination, advocacy and capacity building for environmentally and economically sustainable and socially just responses to climate change.

CARE International in Vietnam is one of founders of the CCWG and was chair of the group from 2008 to 2015.



The Center for Development and Integration (CDI) is a Vietnamese non-government, non-profit organisation working for the rights of the disadvantaged groups to build a society of equity, solidarity and sustainable development.

CDI works with CARE to promote a mechanism in garment factories that effectively prevents and responds to sexual harassment, and at the same time, to help female factory workers voice their concerns and advocate for their own rights..



The Research Center for Family Support and Community Development (CFSCD) is a non-profit Vietnamese organisation established in 2012. The centre is specialised in conducting research and surveys, organising intervention programs that include activities in Information, Education, Communication (IEC), counselling, training and facilitating support for victims of gender-based violence.

CFSCD works with CARE in Vietnam to help migrant women in urban areas develop their personal skills, build collective voice and increase access to economic opportunities.



Culture Identity and Resources Use Management (CIRUM) is a local environmental NGO working with forest living and forest-margin living ethnic minority people in mountainous areas of Vietnam.

CIRUM has been a partner with CARE International in Vietnam for many years and is working with us in Promoting Land Rights for Ethnic Minority People in Vietnam project and the Civil Action for Socio-economic Inclusion program (CASI).



Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender - Family - Women and Adolescents (CSAGA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation focusing on women and children in five areas of work: gender, domestic violence, bullying, human trafficking and lesbians.

CSAGA has been a partner with CARE International in Vietnam for many years and been working with us in Gender-Based Violence Network (GBVNet), the Australian-funded projects Enhancing Women’s Voice to Stop Sexual Harassment (STOP) and Building Responsibility and Accountability for gender-based Violence Elimination (BRAVE).



Cao Bang Development Centre (DECEN) is the first non-government organisation in the mountainous province of Cao Bang. It focuses on promoting human rights, policy advocacy, access to water and sanitation, and economic expansion opportunities for ethnic minorities.

DECEN is a member of NorthNet. Together with CARE and other NorthNet members, DECEN also works to improve ethnic minority women’s access to information relevant to their daily life and farming in a more accessible and timely way.



Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is an international NGO working to protect nature and help people thrive through creating solutions that also carry economic benefits.

EDF is working together with CARE International in Vietnam and other 5 organisations to implement the Community Based Climate Change Action Grant program funded by the Australian Government which covered the Integrated Community-based Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (ICAM) project in An Giang and Can Tho during 2012-2015.



Vietnam Farmer’s Union represents farmers in Vietnam to support them in improving their working conditions, disseminating policies and documents and implementing Government programs relating farmers in the country.

CARE International in Vietnam is working with provincial Farmer’s Union institutions to implement our projects in rural area.



The International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), also known as the World Agroforestry Centre is an international organisation working in the field of in agro-forestry research, education and development.

ICRAF works with CARE International in Vietnam to implement the Agro-climate Information Services (ACIS) for Women and Ethnic Minority farmers in South-East Asia.



The Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (iSEE) is a local NGO working towards the rights of minority groups in the society.

iSEE was a beneficiary of the multi-year Civil Action for Socio-economic Inclusion program (CASI). It has worked with CARE in the Voice and Rights for Ethnic Minority Women project, Promoting Gender Equality in the Vietnam Labour Code (Investing in Women) project and Building Responsibility and Accountability for gender-based Violence Elimination (BRAVE) project.



The Institute for Development & Community Health (LIGHT) is a Vietnamese non-profit organisation. It is committed to community development, public health care, and supporting the government in developing and implementing policies aimed at raising the life standards of Vietnamese people.

LIGHT is CARE’s partner in projects focused on improving skills and gender equality for migrant women in the informal economy and ethnic minority women.is a local NGO working towards the rights of minority groups in the society.



Livelihood Sovereignty (LISO) is ‘a holistic ethical alternative solution’ which consists of five inter-relative rights relating forestland use rights at the grassroots of Vietnamese society.

LISO works with CARE International in Vietnam in Promoting Land Rights for Ethnic Minority People in Vietnam project and Civil Action for Socio-economic Inclusion program (CASI).



Live & Learn is a Vietnamese NGO working on environment and education.

Live & Learn started its cooperation with CARE in the Joint partnership to support the advancement of the National CBDRM Program and MOET action plan on DRR/CC (or the DIPECHO 9 Project) during 2014-2016.



The Forest Peoples Land Rights Network (LandNet) is a member network established under the principles of volunteerism, democracy, cooperation and unification in order to manage and utilize efficiently land and forestry resources for self-sustaining livelihoods.

LandNet is an active collaborator of CARE International in Vietnam in Promoting Land Rights for Ethnic Minority People in Vietnam project and Civil Action for Socio-economic Inclusion program (CASI).



NorthNet is the network of civil society organisations for sustainable community development in northern mountainous areas of Vietnam.  Its goal is sustainable development and better life of the marginalised groups, especially northern mountainous ethnic minority people in the course of hunger eradication and poverty reduction as well as promoting their equality and rights.

CARE supports advocacy and capacity building activities of the network and works with its members to increase ethnic minority women’s access to information for improved governance and development.



Oxfam in Vietnam is an international non-governmental organisation working in the field of rural development, disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response, civil society development, ethnic minorities, and women’s empowerment.

Oxfam in Vietnam worked together with CARE International in Vietnam and other 5 organisations to implement the Community Based Climate Change Action Grant program funded by the Australian Government. This program covered the Integrated Community-based Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (ICAM) project in An Giang and Can Tho during 2012-2015.

More recent projects include the Women’s Economic Empowerment through Agricultural Value Chain Enhancement (WEAVE) project together with SNV Vietnam, and Promoting Gender Equality in the Vietnam Labour Code (Investing in Women) project. Both are funded by the Australian Government.



Plan International Vietnam is an international non-governmental organisation working in the field of early childhood care, child protection and disaster relief.

Plan International Vietnam worked together with CARE International in Vietnam and five other organisations to implement the Community-Based Climate Change Action Grant program funded by the Australian Government. This program covered the Integrated Community-based Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (ICAM) project that CARE International in Vietnam implemented in An Giang and Can Tho during 2012-2015.



Save the Children is an international non-governmental organisation working in Vietnam to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children to gain access to education, healthcare, nutritious food, and gainful employment and protection services.

Save the Children Vietnam worked together with CARE International in Vietnam and other 5 organisations to implement the Community Based Climate Change Action Grant program funded by the Australian Government. This program covered the Integrated Community-based Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (ICAM) project that CARE International in Vietnam implemented in An Giang and Can Tho during 2012-2015.



SNV Vietnam is an international non-governmental organisation working in with communities, government agencies and businesses to strengthen their capacity to effectively reduce poverty.

Together with CARE International in Vietnam and five other organisations, SNV Vietnam implemented the Community Based Climate Change Action Grant program funded by the Australian Government which covered the Integrated Community-based Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (ICAM) project that CARE International in Vietnam implemented in An Giang and Can Tho during 2012-2015. We also work together to promote gender equality in agricultural value chains in the project Women’s Economic Empowerment through Agricultural Value Chain Enhancement (WEAVE).



The Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) is a local NGO supporting poor rural communities to adapt to the changing environment and sustainably manage their own livelihoods.

SRD is a partner of CARE International in Vietnam in Civil Action for Socio-economic Inclusion program (CASI).



The Center for Sustainable development of mountainous communities (SUDECOM), based in Yen Bai province, is a local organisation operating mainly in the area of agriculture and rural development and enhancing communities’ ability of poverty reduction.

SUDECOM is a member of NorthNet that is a key participant in the EU-funded project Increasing ethnic minority women’s access to information for improved governance and development.



Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) is a socio-political organisation, representing the legal and legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese women across all levels of society. Vietnam Women’s Union promotes women’s affairs, voice, economic empowerment and the development of women’s groups.

In Bac Kan, the Provincial Women’s Union leads the implementation of the Australian-funded Ethnic Minority Women’s Empowerment (EMWE)  and Women’s Economic Empowerment through Agricultural Value Chain Enhancement (WEAVE) projects, and the EU-funded Voice and Rights for Ethnic Minority Women in Vietnam project.

Previously, VWU was an implementing partner of CARE International in Vietnam in the Integrated Community-based Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (ICAM) project in An Giang and Soc Trang province during 2012-2015.


Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH) is a coalition of German relief organisations working to help people in need with concerted, quick and coordinated emergency relief.

ADH funded CARE International in Vietnam in the Increasing the ability of Community Based Disaster Risk Management to Engage and Respond to Women project during 2014-2016.



The Australian Government is one of our biggest institutional donors. It has funded CARE International in Vietnam in several projects through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The highlights are the Women’s Economic Empowerment through Agricultural Value Chain Enhancement (WEAVE) project, the Ethnic Minority Women’s Empowerment (EMWE) project, the Integrated Community-based Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (ICAM) project (2012-2015). Recently, the Australian Government has also funded CARE in Vietnam in its work to reduce gender based violence in the world of work and improve labour rights of female workers.



The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, abbreviated BMZ, is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. It funds CARE’s project to help poor ethnic minority farmers in mountainous areas increase their access to and use of climate information, thus strengthening their livelihood and resilience to climate change and climate shocks.



CGIAR is the worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security is co-funding for Agro-climate Information Services (ACIS) for Women and Ethnic Minority Farmers in South-East Asia project.



DANIDA is Denmark’s development cooperation under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark with the aim to combat fighting poverty through promotion of human rights and economic growth.

Though CARE Denmark, DANIDA is providing fund for CARE International in Vietnam to implement Civil Action for Socio-economic Inclusion program (CASI).





The Irish Aid is responsible for the Irish Government’s programme for overseas development. It funds CARE’s work to strengthen partnerships for efficacy of national policy and target programme on poverty reduction among ethnic minorities in Vietnam.

The People's Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) is responsible for relations with INGOs and for mobilizing aid. PACCOM works closely with INGOs both at the central level and in all 63 provinces and centrally administered cities to facilitate foreign NGOs' activities including CARE International in Vietnam.



CARE International in Vietnam works with Council of Ethnic Minorities and Council of Social Affairs under the National Assembly Vietnam.


Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) is a ministry-level government agency which oversees work with ethnic minority communities across the Vietnam. CARE works closely with CEMA in the project Partnership for Ethnic Minorities’ Equitable and Inclusive Development. Also in this project, CARE works with provincial Department on Ethnic Minority Affairs of Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Quang Tri, Tra Vinh and Kon Tum provinces.



Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is a government agency charged with managing the fields of agriculture, forestry, salt production, irrigation/water services and rural development nationwide.

Under MARD, CARE International in Vietnam worked closely with:
Forest Protection Department
Vietnam Administration of Forestry



Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) a government ministry in Vietnam responsible for: land, water resources; mineral resources, geology; environment; hydrometeorology; climate change; surveying and mapping; management of the islands and the sea.
CARE International in Vietnam worked with the Department of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change to implement projects in climate change and natural disaster management.


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CARE is committed to understanding and helping corporate partners achieve their strategic goals.



We believe that CARE International and businesses around the world share several common objectives and that the private sector is the engine needed to sustain and complement activities in development to drive economic growth, generate employment opportunities and drive innovation.

We therefore work to challenge market systems to be more inclusive so as to create real opportunities for poor people. We proactively engage the private sector to improve policies and practices and to come up with innovative solutions that provide practical means to address the needs of the poor.

Partnering with CARE International in Vietnam means companies are investing in the greatest source of untapped human potential in the world: women and girls. Because poverty disproportionately impacts women and girls, CARE is particularly focused on including women in our programs. We know that supporting women and girls, ensuring their voices are heard and helping to remove barriers that hold them back, is the best way to bring lasting change to poor communities.

We believe that constructive, collaborative and innovative private-sector engagement maximises impact, influence and investment for the benefit of the communities we work with.

We will work with companies to identify unique opportunities to connect with CARE’s mission and work while supporting the companies’ corporate social responsibility and sustainability strategy.

  • Connect with communities - Engage potential producers and consumers and improve supply chain responsibility.
  • Engage employees - Build loyalty and enthusiasm with internal campaigns, events, expertise sharing and staff engagement.
  • Build global citizenship - Develop powerful and compelling programs, cross-promotion activities and cause-related marketing tools.

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About CARE in Vietnam

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