Since the launch of Đổi mới (Renovation) in 1986, Vietnam has become a middle-income country with dynamic market economy that is well integrated into the global economy. In the next 20 years, Vietnam is expected to be a modern and industrialized nation. To achieve this goal, the World Bank and the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam present various recommendations in their joint Vietnam 2035 report, including: (i) enabling economic modernization; (ii) improving the nation’s technological and innovative capacity; (iii) reshaping urban policies and investments; and (iv) charting an environmentally sustainable development path. Vietnam is, however, one of the top five countries which are the most vulnerable to climate change that includes raising strength and frequency of extreme weathers, natural disasters, sea level rise, and land erosions and slides. The actual adaptation measures are mainly related to the coastal zones, agriculture, water resources, energy, transportation, forestry, and human health. The sustainable development issues in Vietnam have been facing other important challenges such as financial crisis effects, fluctuations of food and energy prices, exhausting natural resources, environmental pollution, and wasteful and ineffective production and consumption. Vietnam also faces big problems in the domains of health, education, inequalities and corruption. Prosperous growth must combine policies pushing up the competitiveness of the economic management, health, education, but, in parallel, reducing inequalities and corruption. There might be a dilemma between favoring first green growth or other factors of a prosperous growth. This requires a dedicated forum for rethinking and reshaping the economic models, business practices, and R&D.
The Vietnam Sustainability Forum (VSF 2018) aims at providing an international exchange platform for various stakeholders including policymakers, academics, entrepreneurs, practitioners, and the NGOs to present, discuss and debate the worldwide visionary initiatives, practices, and trends for a harmonious society. Some sessions devote a particular focus on Vietnam with her uniqueness. Keynote speeches will be delivered during the plenary sessions by members of the Vietnamese Government to discuss on current Vietnam’s policies for a prosperous growth and internationally well-known economists to present a view on Sustainable Development. In addition, several workshops will be held on various topics. Dedicated time will be reserved for breaks and social events to facilitate discussions and networking between and among delegates with registration and completmentary fees.
The VSF 2018 is jointly organized by the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE Global) and the Academy of Policy and Development (APD) under the patronage of the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam.
Duc Khuong Nguyen, Deputy Director for Research,IPAG Business School, France
Anh Minh Tang, Research Director, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France
Hung Dao Van, President, Academy of Policy and Development, Vietnam
Trong Nguyen Tran, Vice President, Academy of Policy and Development, Vietnam
Stefano Bosi, Vice-president, University of Paris Saclay, France
Cuong Le Van, Professor Emeritus, Paris School of Economics, France
Tra Nguyen, Program Manager, CNAM, France
Huyen Nguyen, Associate Professor, Le Mans Université, France
Duc Hong Vo, Research Director, The Australian Energy Regulator, Australia
Dinh Tri Vo, Lecturer, IPAG Business School, France
Van Nguyen Dinh, Senior Research Fellow, ANTS & University College Cork, Ireland
Van Hinh Tran, Deputy Director, Engineering Department, Bemaco, France
Xuan Hoai Vo, Director of Science and International Affairs Department, Academy of Policy and Development, Vietnam
Hoang Mai Pham, General Director, Ministry of Planning and Investment
Dieu Trinh Nguyen, Ministry of Planning and Investment
Thi Thu Thuy Dao, MBA, AVSE Global member, France
Thanh Phuc Nguyen, Geography, AVSE Global member, Vietnam
Viet Anh Nguyen, Education, AVSE Global member, Vietnam
AVSE Global, a non-profit association established under the French Association Law of 1901, has worked and exchanged with high level institutional, industrial and university partners for research activities (workshops – seminars - conferences), training courses, experts’ ideas (advisory and technical reports) and other strategic activities such as diaspora and network building, improvement of business relationships between Vietnam and other countries.
The association is supported by Vietnamese and French State Organizations. The partnership is built and based on the respect and understanding of partner’s fields of interest, with the constructive exchange and the high quality of works.
The Academy of Policy and Development (APD) is a public university founded in accordance with the Prime Minister's decision No. 10/QD-TTg dated January 4th, 2008, the first Public University for Public Policy in Vietnam
APD is administratively under the supervision of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), a governmental agency performing state management functions in terms of planning, development investment and statistics, including: general consultation about national socio-economic development strategy; development planning, general economic management policy and some speciﬁc areas, domestic investment and foreign investment into Vietnam and overseas investment from Vietnam; economic zones (including industrial parks, customs economic zones, high-tech zones and other types of economic zones), management of ODA and foreign non-government aids; bidding; establishment and development of enterprises and collective economic sector; cooperative society; statistics; ...
As a multi-disciplinary training institution providing undergraduate and graduate programs in development policy, economics and management, the APD orients itself to become a reputable university in the national educational and training system in terms of training, scientiﬁc research and macroeconomics policy consultancy and deliberation.
The Academy has been joining many important projects of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, organizing quite a few conferences at which many opinions and suggestions raised by experts contribute positively to the development of policies issued by the Government. In order to enhance the practicing in its training, the Academy has invited experts from state agencies, research institutes, enterprises, and faculty from other well-known local and international universities to involve in its activities. In addition, modern facilities are equipped to facilitate the working environment in the APD.
By 2030, the Academy will become a research- oriented public university, meeting all the national standards of quality, being included in the top well-known universities in Vietnam and the Asia region.