During September 24 – 25, 2014, Alice Pham took part in a regional conference of the National Health Service Office of Thailand organized in Bangkok, Thailand and gave presentations about competition and consumer protection issues in ASEAN.
Hoang Duyen took part in the workshop focusing on the market for milk and milk products in Vietnam organized by Vietnam Standards and Consumers Association (VINASTAS) in Hanoi, Vietnam on September 19, 2014.
Meeting of the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition on the post-2015 Competition Action Plan for ASEAN
On September 9 – 10, 2014, a meeting of the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) on the post-2015 Competition Action Plan for ASEAN was organized in Jakarta, Indonesia. Alice Pham took part in the meeting as consultant to GIZ.
Alice Pham, To Tam and Hoang Duyen took part in a training session on e-tools for ISO for the 5 Southeast Asian countries part of SESA programme (Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Indonesia) organized in Hanoi, Vietnam during August 11 – 12, 2014.
Meeting on “Food for Change” addressing consumer protection on Food Safety and Security in ASEAN Community
The Foundation for Consumers of Thailand, in collaboration with Biothai Foundation, Thai Health Promotion, Thailand and the Consumer Protection on Health Program, Chulalongkorn University organized a meeting on “Food for Change” addressing consumer protection on Food Safety and Security in ASEAN Community in Bangkok, Thailand during July 24-25, 2014. Alice Pham took part in the meeting and delivered 2 presentations on “Food Security in Vietnam” and “Food Safety in Vietnam” respectively for experiences-sharing.
To Tam and Hoang Duyen took part in the 2nd meeting on “The Law on Right to Information in Vietnam” organized by the People’s Participation Working Group on July 17, 2014. CUTS HRC has been engaged in the task force for this Law to be promulgated. Based on the discussion results, a concept note on public engagement in the process of law has been prepared and shared among participants to seek for comments as well as for commitments (technical as well as financial) regarding the law preparation process.
The 4th ASEAN Competition Conference was organized during July 17-18, 2014 in Philippines. Alice Pham took part in the conference.
The Mekong Institute has hosted a one-week ToT program on “Trade Policy Development and Trade Negotiation” at the Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen, Thailand from June 30 to July 4, 2014. The program aimed to develop the capacities of the trade negotiators, policy makers and practitioners of government agencies in the GMS countries. Participating in the event, Alice Pham delivered 2 presentations for Module 1 on “Standards & Standardization: Linkages to Regional Integration & Trade Promotion” on behalf of the SESA programme, to which CUTS Hanoi is a partner organization.