Cooperation development group (CDG)

Cooperation Development Group (CDG) was formed by the mutual understanding and cooperation between CRD, RDSC, RTCCD, and TEW. CDG’s activities are facilitated by State-run agencies with support from domestic and foreign partners. The group has organized many activities to enhance the capacity of member organizations in the fields of rural development and poverty reduction. CDG promotes bilateral and multilateral cooperation between its members. It also endorses collaboration with national and international partners to cement its position in the development sector, contributing to the development of CSOs in Vietnam.

CDG was formed based on the principles of voluntariness, equality, consensus, unity, and mutual benefit among member organizations. It established an open mechanism that allows for easy admittance of new members which are organizations working in the fields of poverty reduction and social development.

Since its foundation, Cooperation Development Group has recruited 17 member organizations engaging in research and community development activities in the sectors of health, education, gender, environment, rural development, and community capacity building.

For more detailed information, please visit the group’s Website at; Email: ; Tel: 043.5121754.


Civil Society Inclusion in Food Security and Poverty Elimination Network (CIFPEN)

Civil Society Inclusion in Food Security and Poverty Elimination Network (CIFPEN) was initiated by the Consultative Institute for Socio-Economic Development of Rural and Mountainous Areas (CISDOMA) with support from CARE International, ActionAid in Vietnam, and local CSOs in May 2005.

CIFPEN’s activities are aligned with the following thematic areas:
1. Environment – Natural Resources and Rural Poverty Reduction;
2. Gender – Family – Health and Social Welfare;
3. Human Resource Training and Development; and
4. Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Extension, and Community Development.

Since its foundation, CIFPEN Network has attracted the participation of over 40 organizations based on the principles of voluntariness, equality, consensus, unity and mutual benefit among member organizations.

For further information, visit the network’s Website at:; Email:; Tel: 043.7930380


Forest Land Coalition (FORLAND)

Forest Land Coalition (FORLAND) connects organizations and individuals working in the forestry sector in Vietnam. The coalition was established in 2012 as an advocacy effort to strengthen management and development of forest resources, and to improve the lives of people whose livelihoods depend on forest land via policy development and improvement.

Currently, FORLAND consists of 08 core members, including:
1. Centre for Rural Development in Central Vietnam (CRD);
2. Consultative and Research Center on Natural Resource Management (CORENARM);
3. Centre for Social Research and Development (CSRD);
4. Center for Indigenous Knowledge Research and Development (CIRD);
5. People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature);
6. Rural Development and Poverty Reduction Fund (RDPR);
7. Centre for Research and Consultancy on Natural Resources Conservation and Sustainable Development (CRCSD); and
8. Consultative Institute for Socio-Economic Development of Rural and Mountainous Areas (CISDOMA).

FORLAND has been contributing to communicating pressing conflicts between State-run farms & afforestation yards and local communities to policy makers via mass media.

More information about FORLAND can be found at


Land Alliance (LANDA)

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.

To ensure its organizational unity and compliance with the Vietnamese laws, LANDA was formed based on the following principles:
• Consensus;
• Democracy;
• Equality;
• Voluntariness; and
• Respect and commitment.

For more information about LANDA, please contact the alliance at