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 Manager
Dr. Pham Quang Tung has more than 20 years working in diversed fields such as nature conservation, wildlife protection and environmental education. Since graduated from university in 1999, he has joined many local and international NGOs such as: TEW, PanNature, FFI. He has managed many projects on nature conservation, environmental education, sustainable community development and natural resource management. Mr. Tung has many years as a Official at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), he has been sent to Thailand to coordinate the wildlife trade network for 1,5 year. Mr. Tung was also in charge of biodiversity monitoring and community-based conservation modeling in Quang Binh province as a consultant for CIRD / FORLAND.

Project Officer
Mr. Vu The Thuong graduated with a master’s degree in Social Psychology from Vietnam National University of Social Sciences and Humanities. With more than 17 years working for non-governmental organizations, Mr. Thuong has experience with coordinating and implementing intervention projects, as well as doing research on various topics, including HIV/AIDS prevention, reproductive health, sustainable agriculture and livelihood, environmental protection, forest governance, disaster risk reduction, and livelihood responses to climate change.

During coordinating and implementing those intervention projects and research activities, Mr. Thuong has gained valuable experience in developing training materials for adults and communication materials on behavior change.

Working partners and colleagues has appreciated him as an officer owning great communication, facilitation, communication, teamwork skills and the ability working with vulnerable groups.

Senior Accountant
Phan Thi Hanh has been responsible for 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 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.

Program Officer
Mr. Khuong Van Canh graduated from Vietnam Forestry University, major Agricultural Extension and Rural Development from . He is deeply concerned about poverty, inequality in economic, education and the environment in Vietnam. With more than 8 years working at non-governmental organizations, Mr. Canh has experiences in coordinating and implementing projects in the fields of education, clean water – environmental sanitation, emergency relief and livelihoods development. Currently, Mr. Canh is a program officer of the project “Strengthening the resilience of poor communities through different types of livelihoods that adapt to climate change”.

Program Assistant
Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Hanoi University, major in International Studies. She has experiences in working with ethnic minority (EM) women, women in upland and extremely difficult areas through projects on improving livelihoods and responding to climate change, promoting gender equality during the time working for different Non-Governmental Organizations.

Through meeting and working with EM women and people in difficult living conditions, Ms. Thu has gained more experience on cultural and lifestyle diversity in different regions. Additionally, this is the chance for her to get a deep understanding on the difficulties and disadvantages that these people are facing. Hence, the positive and sustainable changes in livelihood, awareness and practices of project’s beneficiaries are her motivation in work.

With the desire and orientation to continue working in Development field in the future, Ms. Thu will keep up participating in the implementation of gender-related projects, projects to improve the livelihoods of EM women as well as focusing on in-depth research on these topics to partly contribute to the progress promoting gender equality, towards a progressive, equitable and developed society.

Program Assistant

Minh Anh graduated from University of Languages and International Studies – Vietnam National University, majoring in English Language. Since being a student, Minh Anh has started participating in community projects on sustainable development, especially in the field of youth development and the promotion of equality in AIESEC and several other small projects under the roles of volunteers, members, organizers, project managers. In addition, she also has experience in marketing for entrepreneur, non-profit projects and working as a science reporter.

She is particularly interested in applying a scientific perspective, doing research in sustainable development projects and always cultivating her knowledge, participating in scientific activities to serve social work. Her biggest goal is to build a fair society, spreading kindness among relationships in life through developing youth’s capacity.



Program Intern

Hanh graduated from Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment, majoring in Climate Change and Sustainable Development. She became a CISDOMA program intern since July 2020. Hanh has been pursuing research activities since she was in university, especially in sustainable science aspect. She also participated in the Climate Change projects of the Institute for Resources and Climate Change (IRC) as a program intern.
Hanh is proficient with PRA tools, statistical software for data processing such as SPSS, Excel, and GIS.
To work with the community and to devote to Climate Change and Sustainable Development field is a dream that Hanh has been nurturing since her time in university. To Hanh, working in the program department in CISDOMA is a priceless opportunity to learn and develop research ability as well as conducting projects in climate change.

Local facilitators    


Mr. Vu has been working for the project “Strengthen the resilience of poor population through climate change adaptive livelihoods” in Tam Duong District, Lai Chau Province since 2017. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and Forestry major from Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry. Also, he has 8-year experience of working for Action Aid Vietnam (AAV) – an international non-governmental organization in Vietnam. With a strong background in agricultural livelihoods, climate change adaptation, PRA tools, experience in conducting community activities and working with ethnic minorities, he wants to improve ethnic minorities’ living standards and reduce sustainably poverty in rural areas.


Mrs. Tham obtained an Accounting Degree from Thuongmai University. She has more than 5-year experience in socio-economic development project planning in department of Finance and Planning of Tam Duong District, Lai Chau Province. Since July 2017, she has been working as a local accountant and facilitator for the project “Strengthen the resilience of poor population through climate change adaptive livelihoods” in Tam Duong District. Mrs. Tham shows her great responsibility and passion for her job and always conforms strictly to accounting and financial regulations of the project.


Ms. Mai has a bachelor’s degree in Silvicultere from Can Tho University in 2017. After graduation, she has been working for the project “Strengthen the resilience of poor population through climate change adaptive livelihoods” as local facilitator in Nga Nam District, Soc Trang Province. In this role, she collaborates with local farmers to build climate change adaptive livelihoods in Nga Nam District. This process fueled her passion for supporting local poor communities to build adaptive capacity to climae change and develop sustainable livelihoods.

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