EfD Vietnam, in partnership with the Institute of Strategy and Policy of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, hosted a policy training on circular economy. The workshop aimed to train local officials from various southern provinces on implementing circular economy principles in their regions.
The workshop aimed to help the participants learn and apply the concept and principles of circular economy in their regions. The sessions also helped them to analyze the current state and readiness of circular economy practices in Vietnamese provinces, identify the opportunities and challenges for implementing circular economy at the provincial level, and adopt best practices and recommendations for circular economy integration.
Covered many aspects of circular economy
The workshop covered a wide range of topics, such as the legal framework and policy on circular economy in Vietnam, the international perspective and the critical role of local governments in promoting circular economy initiatives, adapting circular economy strategies to the specific context of the Southern region, developing tools for effective measurement and assessment, and identifying and prioritizing sectors for circular economy integration at the provincial level.
A collaborative effort for change
This meeting brought together participants from different backgrounds, with representatives of local authorities and departments, offering a valuable perspective from the field. The workshop also benefited from the academic insights of university representatives, research institutes, and local experts.
“This workshop was a platform to advance circular economy initiatives. It supports the National Action Plan on implementing a circular economy, emphasizing practical strategies and knowledge exchange at the local level,” said Pham Khanh Nam, Center Director EfD Vietnam.
The workshop concluded with the participants gaining a deeper understanding of circular economy principles and strategies suited to the unique dynamics of Southern Vietnam. The workshop is expected to influence policy-making and decision processes, contributing to a more sustainable and circular future for the region.