In the morning of February 24, 2023, the Delegation of the United States Agency for International Development in Vietnam (USAID Vietnam) had a meeting with the Research Institute for Climate Change (DRAGON - Mekong), Can Tho University (CTU) to discuss the overall progress of the “USAID environmental education for Mekong program”.

Overview of the meeting with the USAID delegation in Vietnam

Ms. Linda Percy, USAID Vietnam's Finance Manager, led the trip, which included Vietnamese experts from the national office. CTU delegates included the Director of the DRAGON-Mekong, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Van Pham Dang Tri, Project Management Board representatives, and relevant CTU students.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Van Pham Dang Tri talks with USAID Vietnam representative - Mrs. Linda Percy

Members of the Project Management

The project management team and representatives from USAID Vietnam made the decision during the meeting to work with other youth-focused networks currently run by the DRAGON-Mekong to identify students who are most compatible with the program's objectives and orientations. Students from various provinces will participate in training sessions and environmental communication campaigns that were developed based on the three distinct hydrological regions of the Delta. The USAID Vietnam representatives acknowledged the ongoing efforts and recent achievements and offered suggestions for enhancing the project's future operations.

Meeting with USAID Vietnam

In summary, the meeting was of great success and it is believed that the project will continue to satisfy the goals of the project.

The Vietnamese experts team applauded the project's achievements.