Management Board

Mr. Truong Quoc Can obtained a Master degree from the University of the Philippines – UPLB in 2003. He has more than 20 years of working experience in different environments, including government research institutions, INGOs, and local NGOs in Asian countries such as the Philippines, Laos, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Can possesses a very strong expertise in training and research on subjects relating to Rural Development, Sustainable Agriculture, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management, Disaster Risk Reduction, Seed Technology, Poverty Analysis, Public Services, and Education. He also has intensive experience in leading/facilitating processes of building (mid-long term) program strategies and organizational development for non-profit organisations and social development networks.

Mr. Can has for years deeply engaged with government agencies in policy analysis and policy-making processes in a wide spectrum of development sectors such as food security, education, poverty reduction, climate change, and natural resources management at national and international levels, and has gained significant achievements on policy advocacy with proven track records.

Vice Director
Mr. Dao Ngoc Ninh earned his Master’s Degree from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, in 2008.

With more than 19 years of service to various international organizations under his belt, Ninh has gained extensive experience in development project management, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and communications. He has taken an active role in developing documentations for different international organizations, notably the National Action Plan Strategy for ActionAid in Vietnam (2007), Disaster Risk Reduction Manual for ChildFund Australia and its partners at local level (2013), and Recovery Strategy after Hayan Storm in Phillipines for ChildFund Phillipines (2014).

In regards to capacity building, Ninh possesses expertise in developing sustainable development toolkits such as Participatory Rural Appraisals (PRA) and Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (PVCA), designing communication tools for development work, fundraising, and disaster management cycle.

Vice Director
Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan earned his Master’s degree in Social Development from Ateneo de Manila University, Phillipines. He gained enriched experience in the fields of Tourism and Education before anchoring his career in the development work. Tuan worked with International Non-governmental Organizations including the Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific in Vietnam, LienAID, and ActionAID in Vietnam, where he took a leading role in formulation, coordination, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of various development projects funded by DFAT/AUSAID, DFID, DANIDA, IRISH AID, USAID and LIEN FOUNDATION.

With working experience spanning over 17 years, Tuan has a proven track record in application of participatory tools and human right – based approaches (HRBA), in formulation, implementation, and management of projects with funding up to one million USD, in partnership development and maintainance from central to local levels, and in fundraising, research and advocacy.

Tuan has developed sound understandings of the administrative structure and political system of the Vietnamese government, and development issues such as Climate Change, Water and Sanitation, Good Governance and CSR (Social Accountability tools and School Governance), Food Security, Education, HIV/AIDs, and Child’s Rights. He is recognized for his strong leadership, management, communication, and report writing skills.

Full Time Staff

Program Officer
Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha earned her Bachelor Degree in Rural Development and Agricultural Extension from Vietnam National University of Agriculture in 2007.

Working in the non-governmental sector for more than eight years, Nha serves as program officer and researcher in the fields of Gender, Human Rights, Grassroot Democracy, Livelihoods, Public Services, Organization Assessment, Asset-based Community Development, Health, and Education. She is armed with diverse experience in formulation and implementation of Logframe-based projects focusing on Livelihoods, Raising Public Awareness, Capacity Building for Community-based Organizations, and Evidence-based Policy Advocacy. With regards to research and training activities, Nha is skilled in designing quantitative research tools, conducting community-based researches, applying PRA and HRBA approaches, and promoting gender mainstreaming in development projects.

Responsible and dedicated, Nha devotes herself to development work for the cause of building a better society.

Senior Accountant
Phan Thi Hanh assumes the role of Senior Accountant of CISDOMA since May, 2016. She graduated from National Economic University with a degree in Accounting. Before working for CISDOMA, she served as Finance/Program Officer for ActionAid’s Support Program for Development in Lai Chau province for over 10 years. Hanh has been accumulating sound understandings and experiences in accounting and financial management. Motivated, resourceful and dedicated, she upholds a strong work ethic that embraces transparency and accountability.

Program Assistant
Tuyen has completed his study at Vietnam National University of Agriculture in 2018 with a excellent degree in agricultural economics. When studying in the university, he actively participated in conducting scientific research. He also did internship and volunteer activities for some NGOs such as ACCD, Entrepreneurs du Monde, Pan Nature, World Vision. He is now working as a Program assistant after 10-month internship at CISDOMA. He also wants to contribute to improving the life quality of people in rural area.


Programme Intern
Quynh has a background in Business Administration and graduated from National Economic University in 2018. She has participated in extracurricular activities and volunteering. As a member of Go Green and other clubs, she has been given the opportunity to get involved in some projects, especially environmental projects. Willing to take advantage of opportunities and cope with challenges developing professional competencies and skills, she wants to  contribute to Vietnam’s sustainable development.

Regular Collaborators/Technical Advisors

Ngo Duc Anh
Master of Science
Specialization(s): Public Health

Nguyen Tat Canh
Specialization(s): Cultivation & Agricultural Land Management

Tran Thi Minh Chau
Bachelor of Art
Specialization(s): Press & Communication

Nguyen Mong Cuong
Doctor of Science
Specialization(s): Environment & Climate Change

Ha Thi Anh Dao
Doctor of Medicine
Specialization(s): Medicine

Hoang Ngoc Giao
Bachelor of Law
Specialization(s): Law

Mai Van Hai
Doctor of Philosophy
Specialization(s): Sociology

Bui The Hung
Specialization(s): Agriculture

Bui Lan Huong
Specialization(s): Agronomy

Ho Thi Lan Huong
Specialization(s): Biogas & Agriculture’s Energies

Bui Huy Khoat
Specialization(s): Development Economics

Tran Thi Mai
Doctor of Science
Specialization(s): Food Technology

Vu Van Me
Doctor of Science
Specialization(s): Forestry

Nguyen Thi Thanh Nga
Specialization(s): Ethnology

Nguyen Huu Thuan
Specialization(s): Economic Management & Rural Development

Dang Nghia Phan
Specialization(s): Demography

Nguyen Vinh Quang
Doctor of Science
Specialization(s): Forestry

Bach Tan Sinh
Doctor of Science
Specialization(s): Environment

Le Ngoc Thang
Doctor of Philosophy
Specialization(s): Ethnology

Nguyen Phuc Tho
Doctor of Philosophy
Specialization(s): Microcredit

Nguyen Quang Thuan
Doctor of Philosophy
Specialization(s): Public Economics

Doan Thu Thuy
Doctor of Science
Specialization(s): Environmental Ecology

Nguyen Khac Tich
Assistant Professor/Doctor of Science
Specialization(s): Husbandry

Vuong Xuan Tinh
Doctor of Philosophy
Specialization(s): Ethnology

Ngo Thi Trinh
Doctor of Philosophy
Specialization(s): Economics

Nguyen Thanh Tung
Master of Art
Specialization(s): Policy Advocacy

Nguyen Dinh Vinh
Master of Science
Specialization(s): Agriculture & Rural Development

Duong Thi Xuan
Master of Art
Specialization(s): Policy and Law

Luong Minh Phuong
Doctor of Philosophy
Specialization(s): Education

Tran Thi Thai Ha
Doctor of Philosophy
Specialization(s): Education

Phan Thi Suu
Doctor of Science
Specialization(s): Food technology