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From 04/06/ 2018 to 09/06/2018, the Resource Center for Community Development, An Giang University with support from the U.S Department of State and U.S. Mission to Vietnam organised the YSEALI Regional Workshop on Protecting the Mekong Delta’s Environment.

The workshop was held in Can Tho City with over 120 participants from ASEAN countries, keynote speakers, presenters, press media agencies, mentors, and volunteers. The workshop addressed significant environmental issues in the Mekong Delta in relation to the entire ASEAN region to inform the participants of the effects of the environment on socio-economic and cultural life, the current challenges and possible solutions.
The workshop was honored to welcome the U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink, the U.S. Consul General Mary Tarknowka, Senior Officers of the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang - Rector of An Giang University, and Heads of Provincial Departments of the Mekong Delta. 
The U.S. Ambassador and Consul General emphasised the importance of environment and hoped that the young leaders with passion, strength, and energy would contribute to solving the environmental problems in the region for the sustainable development of ASEAN.

Các đại biểu tham dự Hội thảo
The delegates at the workshop
Đại sứ Hoa Kỳ Daniel Kritenbrink phát biểu khai mạc Hội thảo
The U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink presented his opening remarks
Bà Tổng lãnh sự Hoa Kỳ Mary Tarnowka phát biểu nhấn mạnh tầm quan trọng của việc bảo vệ môi trường
The U.S. Consul General Mary Tarknowka emphasised the importance of environment protection
GS,TS. Võ Tòng Xuân chia sẻ cùng các thủ lĩnh trẻ
Prof. Vo Tong Xuan talked to the young leaders
Toàn cảnh Hội thảo
The participants at the workshop
Các thủ lĩnh trẻ trao đổi cùng các chuyên gia môi trường
The young leaders discussed with the speakers

The presentations were done by Prof. Vo Tong Xuan, Dr. Duong Van Ni, Environmental Specialist Nguyen Huu Thien, and Assoc. Prof. Sansanee Chowaew. The participants were also informed of the U.S. support in environment protection and sustainable development of ASEAN.
The participants enthusiastically took part in the program activities and shared their ideas with their fellows. To get practical experience, there were to field trips to My Hoi Dong landslide area for more information about life of local people under effects of the environment and to Bac Lieu Wind Farm to know more about renewable energy. The participants also visited An Giang University – the implementing partner of the program to get to know the school, environmental projects, and participated in team-building activities.

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The field trip to My Hoi Dong landslide area
8.	Đoàn tham quan Nhà máy điện gió Bạc Liêu
The field trip to Bac Lieu Wind Farm
Các thủ lĩnh trẻ tham quan và chụp ảnh lưu niệm tại Trường ĐHAG – đơn vị đối tác trong tổ chức Hội thảo
The visit to An Giang University- the workshop implementing partner

In addition, the participants designed action plans to solve the environmental problems based on what they had learned from the presentations and field trips. There was also a soft-skill training workshop from the U.S Consulate General officer. The workshop ended with a cultural exchange night with lots of excellent performances representing cultures of the ASEAN region.
This YSEALI Regional Workshop provided the participants with a valuable opportunity to learn and share with other fellows from ASEAN region to help build a strong network of ASEAN young leaders aiming at the sustainable development of ASEAN.

Các thủ lĩnh trẻ đề ra kế hoạch hành động để bảo vệ môi trường sống tại cộng đòng của mình
The participants shared their action plans
PGS,TS. Võ Văn Thắng – Hiệu trưởng Trường ĐHAG phát biểu cảm ơn sự tài trợ của Bộ Ngoại giao Hoa Kỳ và Tổ chức US Mission to ASEAN trong việc tổ chức Hội thảo
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang thanked the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh and the U.S. Mission to Vietnam
Các thủ lĩnh trẻ thể hiện quyết tâm bảo vệ môi trường
The participants showed their commitment to protect the environment
Quầy thông tin giới thiệu về văn hóa các nước trong khuôn khổ Hội thảo
The cultural booths at the workshop
Quý thầy cô Trường ĐH An Giang nhận giấy chứng nhận và cảm ơn từ Bộ Ngoại giao Hoa Kỳ
The Organising Team received the Certificates of Appreciation
Hiệu trưởng Võ Văn Thắng trao giấy chứng nhận tham gia Hội thảo của Bộ Ngoại giao Hoa Kỳ cho các thủ lĩnh trẻ
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang presented the Certificates of Recognition to the participants

Minh Chien – Resource Center for Community Development
Translated by Chi Do Na

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