Country: Vietnam, 2017-2018
Client: CARE Denmark
In Vietnam, the Civil Action for Socio-economic Inclusion (CASI) supported the rights of ethnic minorities in the Northern areas. The objective was to enable remote ethnic minorities who are land poor, have weak resilience to hazards and shocks, and in particular women, to participate equitably in the economy and have legitimate and respected voice. The CASI programme, funded by Danida through CARE Denmark, was implemented by CARE over an eight-year period. The purpose of the learning review and documentation was to draw out the major achievements of the CASI programme.
HN Consultants provided the team leader to this assignment, who was in charge of the field visit to northern Vietnam, as well as data collection from governmental representatives, donors, organisations and key informants at national level. In collaboration with a national consultant, the team leader prepared a report containing analysis on four topics: i) CASI approach and added value to civil society strengthening in Vietnam; ii) approaches to promote Ethnic Minority lead Community Based Organisations and networks, iii) lessons learned from the use of diverse approaches to advocacy; iv) experiences and lessons from the phase out from long term civil society partnership during 2015-2017