Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Vietnam: IRRI country office welcomes new staff

With the merging of the IRRI Vietnam office and IRRI-CCAFS SEA office in Hanoi, IRRI welcomes  Ms. Dinh Kim Dung, (the first name is pronounced as Dzung), who will officially assume the post of associate manager starting 1 April 2014.  Dung will handle the day-to-day operational (administrative and financial) activities of the IRRI Hanoi office.

She comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in finance/accounting as well as administrative processes and project management.  Her experience includes working in foreign-funded projects that allowed her to network with different NARES partners and other stakeholders in Vietnam.
Another new staff at the IRRI office in Hanoi is Mr. Nguyen Chi Kien (first name is Kien), driver-cum-office assistant. Kien has been working at the IRRI office in Hanoi for about 5 months.  A competent driver, he is comfortable working with foreigners as he has worked with foreign-aid assisted projects like DfID in the past.
Leocadio S. Sebastian, IRRI country representative in Vietnam and regional program leader for Southeast Asia CGIAR Research Program for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) would also like to thank Ms. Nguyen Thanh Huyen, assistant manager, IRRI Vietnam office, for the commitment and dedication she has shown for the past 20 years. She manned the IRRI office in Hanoi alone most of those years. Many of you who have visited Vietnam will remember the hospitality and friendliness of Huyen.  She will return to her mother agency, the Department of Science, Technology and Environment (DOSTE) in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.  

The IRRI office located at the Directorate of Fisheries will be closed effective 31 March 2014.   The IRRI office in Hanoi will now be located at the following address:

IRRI-Vietnam/CCAFS SEA Office
c/o Agricultural Genetics Institute (Vien Di Truyen Nong Nghiep)
Km 2, Duong Pham Van Dong, Tu Liem District
Hanoi, Vietnam

Effective  1 April 2014, please send your requests for logistical assistance to our partners in Vietnam, to d.dinh@irri.org, with copy to l.sebastian@irri.org

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