ODI awards Can Tho University – Vietnam for contributing datasets on Mekong environment

As part of the Mekong Environment Forum and Can Tho University workshop on Building Community Capacity, the East-West Management Institute Open Development Initiative (ODI) supported a call for data submission to engage young and innovative Vietnamese citizen scientists to develop, implement and produce data driven research that can help to inform policy from the bottom up.

The award aims to be an incentive for individuals and organizations to continuously make nonprofit data contributions for Mekong community via opendevelopmentmekong.net (ODM).

The award was given to 5 datasets below:

1st Prize: $500

Title: Environmental Changes and Migration under the Forces of Climate Change in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Authors:  Danh Den  and Duong Thi Chuc Huyen  (Can Tho University)

2nd Prize: $200

Title: Assessing Groundwater Quality by Using Information Thematic Map: Case Study in Phong Dien District, Can Tho City

Authors: Nguyen Duc Tin (leader) , Cao Duy Luan, Bui Thi Anh Thu, Niels Versluis

Donor’s Prize (ODI prize): $200

Group of datasets on Mekong Delta environment and sustainable development

Le Anh Tuan –  Assoc. Prof. Dr. in Earth Sciences

Deputy Director, Research Institute for Climate Change (DRAGON institute – Mekong)

3rd Prize: $100

Title: T-learning in Climate-resilient Agricultural Development: A Case Study in Phong Dien District, Can Tho City

Authors: Trinh Chi Tham, Le Van Nhuong, Le Van Hieu, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuc, Nguyen Cao Cuong, Trang Duc Tuan

3rd Prize: $100

Title:  Assessment of exploitation and utilization of groundwater for domestic, agriculture and aquaculture in the coastal area of Tra Vinh province

Authors: Hong Minh Hoang, Nguyen Thanh Quan, Nguyen Van Tai, Ngo Thi Anh Thu, Tran Ngoc Bich

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