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Bringing communities’ voice to the centre of public policy Policy analysis is of great importance for the policy advocacy work which has to be based on sound scientific knowledge. Therefore, a ...

Bringing communities’ voice to the centre of public policy
Policy analysis is of great importance for the policy advocacy work which has to be based on sound scientific knowledge. Therefore, a consideration and analysis of existing policy are much needed before any advocacy work commences. This process identifies strengths and weaknesses within current policies and legal framework, highlighting any gaps that need to be addressed. Policy initiatives can lead to large-scale changes in human behaviors and attitudes about environmental protection. However, it is also important to remember that policies and laws alone cannot affect long-term and sustained change. Therefore, they must be followed up by effective implementation, which should be stimulated, enforced and monitored by civil society organizations.

Being one of Vietnamese civil society organizations, GreenID would very much like to contribute our efforts into raising local people’s voice to important decision makers and state authorities which local people has few opportunities to approach. Or in other words, our role is regarded as a channel that transfer their own opinions/applicable suggestions as well as show their own worries about the inadequacies in existing related policies. Our work concentrates on sound environmental governance in the fields such as natural resource management, hydropower development, climate change and renewable energy with the main focus on Vietnamese Mekong Delta; in this respect, issues of vulnerable communities’ participating right in decision making process, strengthening transparency and accountability are at the core of our activities.