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ANDE ESEA Sustainable Agriculture Learning Lab #3 in Hanoi

Join us at our third ANDE ESEA Sustainable Agriculture Learning Lab. Explore the role of Women and Youth in Sustainable Agribusiness.

 Export to Your Calendar 6/14/2019
When: Friday, June 14, 2019
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Up Coworking Space
1 Luong Yên Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi 100000
Contact: Sarita Worravitudomsuk

Online registration is available until: 6/13/2019
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ANDE East & Southeast Asia
Sustainable Agriculture Learning Lab
Co-led by Rikolto

Friday, June 14th 2019 | 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

UP Co-working Space | Hanoi, Vietnam
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The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) invites you to join the second regional Learning Lab on Sustainable Agriculture to discuss challenges and best practices in Agriculture Small and Growing Business (SGB) in East and Southeast Asia. This initiative aims to bring together stakeholders - ANDE members and key players in the agriculture ecosystem - to discuss key global and regional challenges ranging from Agri-Business Model, Sustainable Finance Innovation, Role of women as sustainable consumer and investor, AgTech and roles of technology in tackling climate change, energy access, and food security in the region.

Rikolto (formerly VECO/Vredeseilanden) is an international NGO with more than 40 years' experience in partnering farmer organisations and food chain stakeholders across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Rikolto runs programmes in 14 countries worldwide through eight regional offices. Rikolto has been operating in Vietnam since 1994. Rikolto enables and supports smallholder farmers to take up their role in rural poverty alleviation and to contribute to feeding a growing world population in a sustainable way. In 2017, Rikolto in Vietnam started a 5-year programme named "Supporting Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Value Chain Development Benefitting Smallholder Farmers in Vietnam".

This session will be co-led by Rikolto on "Empowering Women and Youth in Sustainable Agribusiness".


8:30 AM – Registration

9:00 AM – Introduction and Welcome Remarks
By Andrea Skinner, Program Associate of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
Nguyen Tran Lam, Research Advisor, Rikolto

9:30 AM – Women and Youth in AgriBusiness in Southeast Asia
By Minh Thai, Regional Director, Rikolto
Khuat Thu Hong, Director, Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS)
Nguyen Tran Lam, Research Advisor, Rikolto

10:15 AM – Refreshment break

10:30 AM – Existing Approach and Ways to Engage and Empower Women and Youth in Agribusiness
By Pham Kieu Oanh, CEO, Center for Social Initiatives Promotion (CSIP)
Tran Trang, CEO, Far Green
Lisa Huyen, General Director, VINA SAMEX JSC

11:10 AM – Learning Lab’ Roundtable Interactive Session
By Andrea Skinner, Program Associate, (ANDE)

11:40 AM – Personal and Collective Recap and Group Reflection
By Andrea Skinner, Program Associate, (ANDE)

12:00 PM – Networking Lunch (food and beverages will be provided)

For those who missed our Sustainable Agriculture Learning Lab Launch on "Rethinking Agri-Business Model" co-led by USAID Green Invest Asia, check out the following resources:


ANDE ESEA Sustainable Agriculture Learning Lab Session #3 is co-led by Rikolto

Special thanks to our Venue Partner, UP Co-working Space, Hanoi. 



About UP Co-working Space
Established in 2016, UP exists to support and promote Vietnam’s startup ecosystem by connecting startups with potential investors, networks and businesses so they can achieve their goals and bring their products/services to scale.

UP provides a variety of resources such as a common Co-working Space that can be tailored to specific needs of the startup, collaborative events bringing together a community of like-minded people and other administrative services to help entrepreneurs focus on their business. UP is committed to leading, nurturing and supporting Vietnam’s startup ecosystem. Click here to learn more >> 


ANDE ESEA Sustainable Agriculture Learning Lab Co-leaders: