Former Hanns Seidel Foundation Resident Representative to the Philippines Mr. Paul Gerhard Schäfer , passed away peacefully November 28, 2017 in Manila. He is survived by his wife Linda and their three sons Michael, Christian, and Daniel.
Economic and political reforms (Doi Moi), initiated in the mid-1980s, have transformed Viet Nam into one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. However, growth does not automatically translate into income gains for the poor, nor job creation for youth. The country has yet to improve the well-being of a sizeable share of youth, especially those disadvantaged and in rural areas, according to the OECD Development Centre’s Youth Well-being Policy Review in Viet Nam.
On November 9th 2017 the workshop “Completing the market economy institution in natural resource management, environmental protection and climate change response in Viet Nam” took place.
The 2-day workshop gave the participants the opportunity to understand in practical terms the “Economic, Social and Cultural Rights” (ESCR) in the context of their situation on the ground vis-à-vis the role/contribution of the security sector in its promotion and protection.
From 30 October until 02 November 2017, Center of Local Innovation Studies and Development (CLISD), School of Social Science and Political Science, University of Phayao and the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Thailand held a 3rd training workshop titled “Women’s Capacity Development for Better Community Management and Social Communication” in Phrae province.