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.