Hanoi – On 14th October 2022, Habitat for Humanity Vietnam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Quang Nam People’s Committee to mark the 5-year partnership from (2022 to 2027). The event was co-chaired by Quang Nam Province People’s Committee and the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations. The event received representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provincial government agencies, key development partners of Vietnam such as the EU delegation to Vietnam, USAID, and other INGOs, namely, World Vision, Save the Children, HAGAR, VNAH, and Medi Peace.
Under the partnership, Habitat Vietnam and the province’s Department of Construction will jointly implement pro-poor housing programs which focus on climate change resilience, disability inclusion, and removal of asbestos-containing materials.
The partnership also helps materialize the strong commitment, shared by both Habitat Vietnam and government partners to improve housing conditions and prepare communities to adapt and respond more effectively to climate change and disasters.
“We have also been supporting vulnerable groups through our inclusion program. Looking forward, our wish is for us to make a bigger dent in the housing sector. What’s important is co-creation: we should establish a more enabling environment for multi-stakeholder collaboration, such as going on joint scoping exercises and having reflection together to co-create something holistic and sustainable.” Maricelle Regino-Borja – National Director of Habitat for Humanity Vietnam emphasized.
This MOU laid an important foundation for Habitat Vietnam to strengthen its partnership with the provincial authorities and partners. Habitat Vietnam believes that the results of this partnership will enable us to extend our program impacts and empowerment to more families in other localities.
 The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations is a socio-political organization specializing in people-to-people diplomacy in the field of peace, solidarity, friendship, and people’s cooperation, playing the central role in people-to-people diplomacy and foreign non-governmental organization affairs.