On December 21, 2021, Habitat for Humanity Vietnam (Habitat Vietnam) was named among the 49 out of almost 500 international non-government organizations (INGOs) for their outstanding contributions to the country in 2021. This is the fourth time Habitat Vietnam has received recognition since starting its operations in the country following the one in 2020.
The conference was held in Hanoi hosting both face-to-face and online participation and was attended by more delegates, including government agencies, ministries, INGOs operating in Vietnam and civil society organizations.
The awarding is conducted annually by the Vietnamese Government through Committee for Foreign Non-governmental Organization Affairs (COMINGO), for significant contributions to Vietnam’s sustainable development goals. The criteria for selection of this year’s awardees include the effectiveness of programs/projects, disbursement value, compliance with Vietnamese laws, cooperation with Vietnamese partners and activeness in supporting the prevention and control of COVID-19.
|The Awarding ceremony led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. To Anh Dung.|
Speaking at the closing of the conference, Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung highly appreciated the efforts and compassion of NGOs to support Vietnam in overcoming great difficulties and the challenges in 2021 especially among low-income and vulnerable populations. At the same time, the deputy minister also thanked the significant contributions of INGOs to the sustainable development goals of Vietnam. H.E. Dung affirmed that Vietnam wished to continue to partner with NGOs in the coming time and pledged that COMINGO and Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) will continue standing side by side to effectively facilitate the operations of INGOs in Vietnam.
Bells Regino-Borja, National Director of Habitat Vietnam said: “We are honored that Habitat Vietnam’s program transformation and efforts of making positive impacts on Vietnam’s socio-economic development is, once again, recognized. We share this recognition with our partners in the community. We are motivated to strive towards our aim of continuously strengthening our depth and reach of working with the most vulnerable groups as a trusted partner for development in Vietnam.”
About Habitat for Humanity Vietnam
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort and has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. Operating as a branch of Habitat for Humanity in Vietnam for 20 years, we have served over 61,000 families through housing interventions, water and sanitation, post-disaster recovery, and capacity building. Habitat Vietnam has been delivering a holistic approach to housing by supporting and empowering communities to take ownership in improving their living conditions and enabling them to build strength, stability, and self-reliance. To learn more, please visit https://habitatvietnam.org or follow https://www.facebook.com/HFHVietnam/.