Hoa Binh City - 11. October 2021

Launching the Training of Trainers Program on Land Mediation and Land Policy Advocacy

Helvetas and Land Alliance (LANDA)/Center for Rural Community Development Research (CCRD) are launching the Training of Trainer Program on Land Policies, Land Mediation at grassroots level and Land Advocacy for Ethnic Minorities at 8.00 am on October 12 at Sakura Hotel, No. 4 Le Thanh Tong, Hoa Binh City. The Training Program is designed to provide essential knowledge and skills to professionals, who will replicate the training and provide support to local officials, members of the Commune Mediation Committees (CMCs), and local civil-social organizations on relevant issues at grassroots level.

The Training Program is one of the key activities of the project “Secure Land Rights for All - Giving Ethnic Minorities a Voice” (L4A) funded by the European Union (EU) and co-implemented by Helvetas and LANDA/CCRD in 3 years from June 1st, 2020 to May 31st, 2023. The overall objective is to contribute to the effective promotion and protection of land and forest resource rights of ethnic minorities in the northern provinces of Vietnam.

The Program consists of 5 training courses in 3 months, with the participation of 22 highly qualified people from LANDA’s member organizations and local partners in Cao Bang and Hoa Binh. All of the participants have experience in providing training courses and communication on legal policies. The difference of the Program is its training content (e.g. land policies, mediation) is specifically designed by the project's experts to suit the Project’s beneficiaries who are ethnic minorities in mountainous areas. In addition, this is a highly practical training program with a great emphasis on skill development. After completing 05 training courses, the trainees will replicate the training courses at the commune level for local officials, members of the Commune Mediation Committees (CMCs), village elders, village heads, reputable people, etc. in the Project areas so that they are capable to support marginalized communities to claim their land and forest resource rights and to proactively participate in land governance processes.

The first course on Training Methods and Skills (ToT1) will take place in 3 days from October 12-14 in Hoa Binh city. The next courses include Land Policies for Ethnic Minorities and Policy Contribution Skills (ToT2); Land-related Mediation Skills (ToT3); Communication Skills and Gender Equality in Land Governance (ToT4); Practice on designing training curriculum and providing support for local communities (ToT5).

For further details, please contact: 


Mr. Phan Van Ngoc - Director of CCRD

Mob: 0913 324 518 | Email: phanngoc.ccrd@gmail.com 


Ms. Dinh Kim Quynh Diep - Project Manager

ĐT: 0904 072 182 | Email: diep.dinh@helvetas.org  


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Land Alliance (LANDA) was established in 2013 to connect Vietnamese non-governmental organizations (NGOs), State agencies, press agencies, universities, research institutions, and private sector. LANDA consists of 19 volunteering NGOs and politico-social organizations. The alliance aims at improving Vietnamese citizens’ participation in effective land resource management and use, and at minimizing adverse impacts of land use activities on the environment and society.

The Center for Rural Communities Research and Development (CCRD), LANDA coordinating member, is a non-governmental, non-profit organization operating in Vietnam since 1997, gathering natural and social scientists to work as volunteers for the benefit of community. CCRD has built a high reputation in Vietnam and in the world for researching and implementing various solutions for sustainable rural development and improving the quality and living environment for the poor.


Helvetas is a non-governmental organization, founded in Switzerland in 1955, and supported by more than 100,000 members and sponsors as well as 12 regional volunteer groups. Helvetas has been operating in Vietnam since 1994 in the sectors of agriculture, forestry, governance and peace, water and sanitation, and rural development. Today, Helvetas Vietnam’s programs focus on Sustainable and Inclusive Economies, specific interfaces with Climate Change and Vocational Skills Development are considered and further deepened.