Training course for Vietnamese researchers
CANTHO, VIETNAM—A training-workshop on regulations and policies for pollution control and environmental impact evaluation was held from 22 to 25 March 2016 at Can Tho University, Vietnam. It was attended by 9 university-based researchers and 11 researchers from government agencies such as the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Cantho province, the Department of Science and Technology of An Giang and Tra Vinh provinces, the Department of Aquaculture and Fishery Protection in Soctrang province, and the Economic and Social Institute of Cantho City.
Participants were introduced to economic methods that they can use in conducting research on pollution control and environmental impact evaluation, such as stated preference methods, contingent valuation method, multi-criteria analysis, and cost-benefit analysis. After the lectures, participants developed a short environmental policy analysis proposal.
The workshop aimed to provide the researchers with evaluation methods and tools to help them deal with pollution concerns and other environmental problems. EEI-Vietnam translated 12 EEPSEA research reports into Vietnamese to be used for this training-workshop.