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Nguy Thi Khanh, Executive Director, Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID)

 

Ms. Khanh is the first Vietnamese Goldman Environmental Prize recipient in 2018.

She is the founder and Executive Director of Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID), which is working to promote sustainable energy development, good water and air governance and green development (http://greenidvietnam.org.vn).

 

She is also the chair of Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance and core-member in a number of national and international networks related to sustainable energy, climate change and environment. She has 18 years of experience in integrated community development, network building and advocacy for better Water, Air Governance and Sustainable energy development in Vietnam and the Mekong region.

 

Since 2012, she has led GreenID to champion local energy planning approach, demonstrate the multiple benefits of sustainable energy solutions for household, community and society. Under her leadership, GreenID supported for more than 20,000 people in different communities in Vietnam having access to clean energy and safe water. She also has good engagement with decision-makers, does multi-stakeholders networking to advocate and support for the energy transition in Vietnam towards more renewable energy, energy efficiency, less dependence on fossil fuel and coal power.

Since 2016, she initiated the first Renewable Energy week, which become now an open platform facilitating the experience sharing and promoting good clean energy practices. She believes that clean energy will help Vietnamese people to reduce environmental degradation, restore clean Air and Water.

She graduated from the Institute of International Relations in Ha Noi, Vietnam with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Diplomacy. She hold a number of certificate from international training courses on energy, water and clean environment.

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Trang Tran is CEO and Founder of Fargreen

 

Fargreen is a social enterprise based in Trang’s home country Vietnam which stops the harmful farming practice of open burning of rice straws after harvest and supporting farmers to stay with their land and move out of poverty sustainably.

Trang has spent ten years working for both non-profit and for-profit development projects in Asia and Central America. 

 

Fargreen is one of the six must-know development startups in 2015 recommended by DevexImpact and in top Rodale 100 best companies for the Earth 2016.

 

Trang has got her MBA from the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise program at Colorado State University (CSU). She is a 2015 TED fellow and 2014 Echoing Green fellow.

 

Foreign Policy named Trang as one of the top 100 global thinkers of 2015.

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CURATOR

Irene has been based in Vietnam since 2012, and has focused on initiatives that inspire women to find their own paths, and to ignite their leadership.  She is the co-author of a Book on Women Leaders, ‘Ba Trieu’s 21st Century Daughters’, the co-founder of the Women’s Story Telling Salon™, and has introduced the women leadership development programme Coming Into Your Own (CIYO) to Vietnam. 
 
Irene’s truly global experience spans more than 20 years living and working as a certified coach and international facilitator across four continents in her country of origin (Austria), China, Brazil, New Zealand, and presently in Viet Nam. 
 
Her Masters Degree in Sinology first brought her to China. There, in 2002, Irene became one of the first certified executive coaches working in Shanghai with Fortune 100 companies (in Mandarin).
 
In Brazil she continued advising as a China specialist, intercultural consultant and executive coach. There, in 2007, Irene also founded her own leadership development consultancy, iglobal Coaching ltd., which she later continued with new programmes for business and government agencies in New Zealand.
 
Each country and culture provided its own challenges and rewards; each move entailed deep reflections on how to best contribute to her new host country.

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