Our staff

  • Linda Khammavong

    Laos - Assistant Program Coordinator
    Start Date: Sep 2018
    linda.khammavong@aide-et-action.org

    Linda Khammavong

    Linda graduated from the Faculty of Environment Sciences at the National University of Laos (2018). During her studies she was an active member of the student volunteer group SEED (Social Environmental Education and Development) where she was in charge of the planning and gained valuable experience in planning, creating and organizing activities.  She was also a volunteer with RDA (Rural Development Agency) for a year, a time during which she learned to design activities and raise awareness about Nutrition and the Environment for primary school students. Upon graduating, she joined Aide et Action Laos in September 2018 as Assistant Program Coordinator in the field.

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  • Vera Ushurova

    Cambodia - Project Officer
    Start Date: Apr 2018
    vera.ushurova@aide-et-action.org

    Vera Ushurova

    Vera has a degree in Contemporary History and over 7 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and translation.

    Prior to joining Aide et Action, she worked as a Teacher and Community Development Assistant with  iLEAD Social Enterprise.  She has also worked as a freelance tutor and translator in Russia and Uzbekistan, and as a teacher of English, History and Arts in Thailand.  

    As a researcher with a degree in History and a Certified language and history  teacher, Vera  is very enthusiastic about the opportunity to apply her skills to improving the chances for disadvantaged and marginalized children to have access to education and thus improving their quality of life.

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  • Diep Dao

    Vietnam - Senior Finance and Admin Officer
    Start Date: Nov 2017
    diep.dao@aide-et-action.org

    Diep Dao

    Diep is the Senior Finance & Admin Officer with Aide et Action Vietnam. With 10 years’ experience in accounting and office management, she manages the finances and administration for our Vietnam office.  Prior to joining Aide et Action, Diep worked for Thang Long Cement JSC (1.5 years) and Habitat for Humanity International (8.5 years).

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  • Rady Ros

    Cambodia - Database and M&E Assistant
    Start Date: Jun 2017
    rady.ros@aide-et-action.org

    Rady Ros

    Rady joined the Aide et Action Cambodia team in June 2017 . He is responsible for ensuring the consistency and accuracy of our database.  He enters and updates data in our online tracking system, verifies data from the field and implementing partners, and provides the requested data outputs for program reporting. He also works as our Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant.

    Rady holds a Bachelor degree of Arts in Sociology from the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP).

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  • Barisoth Sakarung

    Cambodia - Finance & Admin Assistant
    Start Date: Nov 2016
    barisoth.sakarung@aide-et-action.org

    Barisoth Sakarung

    Sakarung joined Aide et Action Cambodia in November 2016, initially as a volunteer with our finance department. In January 2018, he was promoted to the role of  Finance & Admin Assistant.

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  • Mao Phen

    Cambodia - Provincial Program Officer
    Start Date: Dec 2017
    mao.phen@aide-et-action.org

    Mao Phen

    Mao holds a Bachelor degree of General Management from the Build Bright University of Cambodia (2013). He has more than 5 years’ work experience in the field of social development, in particular in the  education and advocacy sector. In 2015, he worked as a Community Development Facilitator with Good Neighbors Cambodia focusing on improving the quality of teaching and learning during basic education with the ultimate goal of increasing completion and transaction rates in basic education. In 2017, he joined Aide et Action Cambodia in the role of Provincial Program Officer promoting education for ethnic minority children, with a focus on improving reading habits and multilingual language education.

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  • Tityarun Ream

    Cambodia - Provincial Project Officer
    Start Date: Jun 2017
    tityarun.ream@aide-et-action.org

    Tityarun Ream

    Tityarun joined Aide et Action as Provincial Project Officer in June 2017. He holds a Bachelor’s degrees in Pedagogy and in Project and Program Development. He has worked as a teacher in Cambodian public government schools for many years. He also has valuable experience working with children from other  NGOs in Cambodia in the fields of Health and Education. 

    Tityarun grew up in a family of teachers. He likes teaching, sharing his skills and knowledge, and has a passion for helping and supporting children, young people and disadvantaged people in poor rural communities.

     

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  • Richard D. Noonan

    Education Advisor for the Region
    Start Date: Jun 2018
    richard.noonan@aide-et-action.org

    Richard D. Noonan

    Richard Noonan is a retired education economist.  He pursued doctoral studies in comparative education and economics of education at Columbia University and Stockholm University, where he conducted research and taught research methodology before entering an international consulting career.  His specialist interests are education statistics, education system evaluation, and history of education.  He has served in more than 30 countries around the world, working mainly with ministries of education and sometimes with ministries of labor.  A Swedish citizen, he has settled in Vientiane since 2002.  His publications and working papers can be found at http://tc.academia.edu/RichardNoonan.

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  • Vithanya Noonan

    Laos - Country Program Director
    Start Date: May 2018
    vithanya.noonan@aide-et-action.org

    Vithanya Noonan

    Vithanya has broad experience in project and program work: design (budgeting and financing), collaboration, implementation, management, supervision and fundraising. She has a deep  understanding and practical knowledge of gender, inclusion, participation, child rights and sustainable development.

    Prior to joining Aide et Action, Vithanya has worked in the education sector with different agencies, government entities and development partners for more than 20 years, including WB, ADB, JICA, EU, Australian Aid, Plan, World Vision, Children Fund, etc.

    Vithanya also holds a master’s degree in Development Management having completed the thesis “Strengthening the Capacity of the District Education Bureau to implement the Decentralization of Primary Education in Lao PDR”.

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  • Mui Phan

    Vietnam - Senior Program and M&E Officer
    Start Date: Dec 2017
    mui.phan@aide-et-action.org

    Mui Phan

    Mui has been working for Aide et Action as a Senior Program and M&E Officer since Dec 2017. Before joining Aide et Action, she worked for CARE International in Vietnam for almost 6 years in a variety of roles, which has given her extensive experience in civil society capacity strengthening, public policy advocacy, disaster risk reduction, gender issues, livelihood improvement, and governance.

    Mui graduated with a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the  University of Melbourne (Australia) in 2016. She hopes that her experience and knowledge can contribute to creating a better life for disadvantaged people, especially children and women.

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  • Trang Nguyen

    Vietnam - Communications & Advocacy Officer
    Start Date: Apr 2018
    trang.nguyen@aide-et-action.org

    Trang Nguyen

    Trang has worked in the field of marketing, branding and communication for 9 years in various managerial positions. Trang has a keen business sense and a flair for design, often resulting in her works showing a fine mix of aesthetics and effectiveness. Her list of employers includes WWF Vietnam, PAN Nature, BOO, ADT Creative, Galaxy and Maritime Bank.

    Trang graduated from RMIT Vietnam with a Bachelor degree of Commerce in 2009. Committing to lifelong learning, she is completing different MOOCs (massive open online courses) during her free time and has completed a course in Basic Chinese Mandarin. Trang is also an enthusiastic sports player. 

    Trang is devoted to increasing communication efforts at Aide et Action Vietnam via deeper contents and creativity. She also wishes to diversify the communication activities and channels, to wider connect Aide et Action to potential beneficiaries as well as subscribers, sponsors and donors.

     
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  • Annelies Mertens

    Senior Regional Communications Officer
    Start Date: Jun 2018
    annelies.mertens@aide-et-action.org

    Annelies Mertens

    Annelies brings more than 20 years of experience in education, communications, journalism, editing and publishing to Aide et Action. She draws on her experience in various settings including the private sector, international development, and NGOs.

    Prior to joining Aide et Action, she was the Communications Officer & Advisor for leading NGOs in various Southeast Asian countries for several years. And before that, she worked as a freelance journalist in Europe, and Editor and Managing Editor with Lonely Planet Publications in Australia.  

    As a linguist (Honours in Linguistics), language teacher (Master of Teaching), polyglot and book aficionado, Annelies is passionate about access to quality education for all as a pathway to a more equitable world. She also holds a postgraduate in Media & Communications.

     

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  • Somphavanh KOMMALIENE

    Laos - General Office Assistant
    Start Date: Aug 2012

    Somphavanh KOMMALIENE

    Somphavanh has been working with AEA since June 2012 and as General Office Assistant she makes sure our office in Vientiane functions well and stays organized and clean. Besides keeping the office running smoothly, she is also our messenger picking up and delivering mail to the post office and documents to and from our partners. We’d be at a loss without her!

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  • Samouen Kong

    Cambodia - Driver & Messenger
    Start Date: Jan 2015
    samouen.kong@aide-et-action.org

    Samouen Kong

    Samouen joined AEA Cambodia in January 2015 bringing considerable experience as a driver and messenger with him. Samouen spends most of his time on the road, bringing our field teams safely to and from our project sites all over Cambodia. When he is not doing that, you can find him crisscrossing Phnom Penh delivering and picking up mail and important documents for our office all over town, or driving team members and guests to and from meetings. A much appreciated member of the team, he is always happy to help others with any tasks that need doing whether on the road or in the office.

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  • Kitty NG

    Hong Kong - Fundraising Manager
    Start Date: Apr 2018
    kitty.ng@aide-et-action.org

    Kitty NG

    Kitty graduated from the University of South Australia with a major in Marketing. She first worked with the Operations and Fundraising Department of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Hong Kong for 8 years and gained solid experience in donor services while there. Before joining Aide et Action, she was working with the Appco Group Asia in Hong Kong as their Operations & Administrative Manager, overseeing the daily operations of all charity campaigns and commercial products. 
    Kitty is an optimistic and cheerful person and says it’s a pleasure to be part of the Aide and Actin team in Hong Kong.  ​
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  • Huyen Tran

    Vietnam - Program Officer
    Start Date: Jun 2018
    huyen.tran@aide-et-action.org

    Huyen Tran

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  • Soeun Nhem

    Cambodia - Housekeeper
    Start Date: Apr 2015

    Soeun Nhem

    Soeun has been with AEA Cambodia since April 2015. She makes sure that both our Cambodia office and regional head office in Phnom Penh are spotless and tidy at all times. When she is not cleaning and tidying up, you can find her shopping for essential office supplies or providing tea, coffee and water to visitors.  

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  • Inès Provoost

    Regional Program Officer - Institutional Funding & Project Development
    Start Date: Apr 2018
    ines.provoost@aide-et-action.org

    Inès Provoost

    Inès holds a Master in International Relations: Emerging issues and Crisis management from Sciences Politiques Toulouse (France). Studying and working in several countries, she has specialized in human rights and child protection. Prior to joining the Aide et Action regional team, Inès worked with UNICEF Cambodia’s Child Protection team, mainly on projects related to juvenile justice. Working with the regional team at Aide et Action, Inès supports project development and coordination, as well as institutional funding.

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  • ZHANG Meiling

    China - Program Assistant
    Start Date: Mar 2017

    ZHANG Meiling

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  • SUN Mai

    China - Acting Country Program Director
    Start Date: Mar 2016

    SUN Mai

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  • LI Li

    China - Program Assistant
    Start Date: Mar 2014

    LI Li

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  • GAO Shenghan

    China - Admin Officer & Cashier
    Start Date: Feb 2017

    GAO Shenghan

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  • LI Huan

    China - Finance Officer
    Start Date: Feb 2017

    LI Huan

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  • Savy LACH

    Regional Director
    Start Date: Feb 2018
    savy.lach@aide-et-action.org

    Savy LACH

    Savy leads Aide et Action International in the Southeast Asia and China region, providing overall leadership to ensure the whole team has everything they need to function and deliver results with a high degree of transparency and accountability, across all programs. 

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  • Hanh Le

    Vietnam - Program Coordinator
    Start Date: Sep 2016
    hanh.le@aide-et-action.org

    Hanh Le

    Hanh has 9 years of work experience in gender-related issues, including domestic violence, cross border trafficking of women and children, and socio-economic empowerment for female sex workers. She also has a keen knowledge about internal migration, social protection and informal employment in Vietnam. She has experience working in international organizations, including ActionAid, World Vision and Plan International in Vietnam, and in influencing government stakeholders at ministerial and local levels.

    Hanh obtained her MBA from the dual program between the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP) and Vietnam National Economics University in 2010. She also holds an International Executive Master on Development Policies and Practices from the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, majoring in Applied Research and Gender Studies (2015).

    Hanh is committed to social development and believes in the power of knowledge as a base for change in freedom of choice for all.

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  • Marong Chhoeung

    Cambodia - Program Coordinator
    Start Date: May 2012
    marong.chhoeung@aide-et-action.org

    Marong Chhoeung

    Marong has been working with Aide et Action since 2012 as Early Childhood Care & Education Program Officer. Before that, he was working (since 2004) with Mith Samlanh Organization, a program for street children. As a teacher trainer, he provided support and training to all project teachers. He was promoted to Education Project Manager in 2007 which enabled him to manage 3 educational projects and gain experience in education both at the national and subnational level for over 10 years.

    Marong graduated with a Master Degree of Education in 2006. At Aide et Action, he works as a  Programme Coordinator focusing on two program components: street children (with Mith Samlanh, Friends International, Damnok Toek and BSDA) and over-aged children (with PSE).

    His personal tag line is “Together for Education”.

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  • Sadsada Phongnahak

    Laos - Program Coordinator
    Start Date: Aug 2016
    sadsada.phongnahak@aide-et-action.org

    Sadsada Phongnahak

    Sadsada is the Education Development Program Manager at Aide et Action Laos. His previous position with Aide et Action was as Project Manager of our Early Childhood Care & Development project. When this project ended, he worked with the French Red Cross in Laos (FRC) for a year. 

    He rejoined Aide et Action in 2016 in his current role. Sadsada has returned to Aide et Action family because he is passionate about education and wants to continue helping children, in particular the disadvantaged and marginalized children in the countryside.

    Sadsada holds a Master in Education Sciences, majoring in French Language Teaching to Foreigners, from Rouen University (France), 1994. 

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  • Camay Chu

    Hong Kong - Accounting & Administration Officer
    Start Date: Jan 2012
    camay.chu@aide-et-action.org

    Camay Chu

    Prior to joining Aide et Action, Camay worked as an accountant for private firms for more than 20 years. She joined Aide et Action Hong Kong as Accounting & Administrative Officer in January 2012.  Apart from managing the finance-related matters, Camay also assists with public fundraising activities, donor support and volunteer relationship management.

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  • Chakriya Tep

    Regional Finance & Admin Director
    Start Date: Oct 2005
    chakriya.tep@aide-et-action.org

    Chakriya Tep

    Chakriya joined the Aide et Action regional team in October 2005.  She has 15 years of experience in managing finance and administration in the Southeast Asia region and China. Chakriya is directly responsible for leading and managing a highly motivated and skilled finance team. She has developed and manages strong financial and internal control systems as well as organizational policies and procedures, and oversees the financial management (budgeting, reporting, internal control, grant management) across the region and of specific projects with different donors (EAC, EU, AusAID, UBS OF etc).

    Prior to joining Aide et Action in 2005, she worked as Chief Accountant for a private company for over 3 years. She holds a Master of Finance and she is now studying to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

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  • Ekvisoth Khatty

    Cambodia - Program Coordinator
    Start Date: Sep 2014
    ekvisoth.khat@aide-et-action.org

    Ekvisoth Khatty

    Visoth has 18 years experience in managing Child Rights and Child Protection programs, including programs to combat violence against children and to strengthen the juvenile justice system while working with Save the Children.

    She holds a Master Degree of Private Law.

    At Aide et Action, Visoth manages projects focusing on promoting education for marginalized children, particularly children from poor backgrounds, girls and children from ethnic minorities in Cambodia. She also is Aide et Action’s representative in the Child Rights Coalition Cambodia (CRC-Cambodia) which aims to monitor the implementation of children’s rights in Cambodia.

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  • Phalla EM

    Cambodia - ICT Assistant
    Start Date: Oct 2014
    phalla.em@aide-et-action.org

    Phalla EM

    Phalla holds an Associate Degree in Web Programming (WEP) from Passerelles numériques Cambodia  and a Master of Science in Information Technology from Asia Euro University, Phnom Penh. 

    She started with Aide et Action in October 2015. Prior to that, she was with Development Innovation (DAI Project).

    Phalla is the main focal point for the implementation of the Khmer Library, Khmer Reader and Khmer Writer (KhmerLearn suite of apps) and assists in developing and implementing our ICT Education project (ICT training, monitoring visits, providing feedback and working with the IT officer for app development). 

    Phalla also provides the occasional communication support to the Cambodian team with website updates, social media, design of communication materials, photo or video shooting and editing, and field visits.

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  • Pouy PHAVANNA

    Laos - Finance, HR & Admin Officer
    Start Date: Mar 2012
    pouy.phavanna@aide-et-action.org

    Pouy PHAVANNA

    Pouy joined Aide et Action in March 2012 as Finance, HR & Admin Officer in Laos. Prior to that, she worked at Asia Pharmaceutical Import – Export Co Ltd. which imports and exports medicine and medical equipment. 

    Pouy holds a Bachelor of General Business Administration from the Faculty of Economics and Business Management of the National University of Laos (2011).

     

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  • Prasith CHIN

    Cambodia - Program Coordinator
    Start Date: Sep 2010
    prasith.chin@aide-et-action.org

    Prasith CHIN

    Prasith started work with Aide et Action Cambodia as Communication & Sponsorship Officer in September, 2010. Before that, he was the Communication Officer for Krousar Thmey, one of Aide et Action project partners in Cambodia.

    Prasith graduated with a Masters in Tourism and Cultural Management from the Saint Joseph University of Beirut (Lebanon) after first completing a Bachelor’s in Geography at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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  • Samith Chuy

    Cambodia - Finance Coordinator
    Start Date: Jun 2009
    samith.chuy@aide-et-action.org

    Samith Chuy

    Samith joined Aide et Action Cambodia in 2009 in the role of Accountant. He is responsible for all transactions and managing the day-to-day expenses for Aide et Action Cambodia. In 2011 he was promoted to the role of Finance Officer in 2011 expanding his responsibilities in financial reporting, budget preparation and donor reporting for various projects.

    Samith graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from the National University of Management (NUM) and a Master of Business Administration from Norton University, both in Phnom Penh.

    Before joining Aide et Action Cambodia, Samith was also working as a Finance Officer, and prior to that  he worked with a distribution company in a variety of roles.

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  • Samphors Vorn

    Cambodia - Country Program Director
    Start Date: Jan 2010
    samphors.vorn@aide-et-action.org

    Samphors Vorn

    In 2010, Samphors joined AEA Cambodia with more than 15 years experience in managing development programs.  Since joining, he has established a number of new education projects in Cambodia. During his first 5 years at Aide et Action Cambodia, our education projects have grown from 3 projects in 5 provinces (2010) to 9 in 25 provinces (2014). Samphors has received the Sereiwath Development Medal Award in 2012 and the Golden Medal Award in 2009 from the Royal Government of Cambodia for his contribution to education and disability development in Cambodia. 

    Prior to working with Aide et Action, Samphors worked as a lecturer with various universities in Phnom Penh and in the provinces, and held various management positions with a number of local and international NGOs.

    Samphors graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting and Master of General Management (Cambodia) and completed a Postgraduate in Educational Leadership from ACU National University (Australia).

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  • Shirley Yau

    Hong Kong - Partnerships & Communications Manager
    Start Date: Apr 2011
    shirley.yau@aide-et-action.org

    Shirley Yau

    Shirley is the ​Partnerships & Communications Manager of Aide et Action Hong Kong. She is our representative with our network of supporters and prospects, and is also responsible for increasing the awareness level and reinforcement of the Aide et Action brand in Hong Kong.

    Shirley holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Hong Kong Baptist University and first engaged with Aide et Action in 2010 as a volunteer. She joined AEA as a member of staff in 20111, serving in a variety of positions including Communications & Events Officer and Liaison Manager. 

     

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  • Sokhom Choeun

    Regional Financial Controller
    Start Date: Jan 2015
    sokhom.choeun@aide-et-action.org

    Sokhom Choeun

    Sokhom graduated from Build Bright University (BBU) with a Bachelor of Accounting (2007) and also obtained a Master Degree in General Management (2012) and a Diploma of General English from Pannasastra University of Cambodia. She has also received training by various experts in topics such as effective communication, performance standards, critical thinking, financial stewardship, financial management, USAID financial management and administrative compliance, and general management skills. She has more than 10 years of accounting and finance experience.

    Before Aide et Action, she worked with different international and local NGOs such as ActionAid International Cambodia where she was responsible for working with various NGO partners (reviewing, monitoring and controlling financial reports, activities reports, annual budgets etc). In addition, she worked closely with NGO partners providing technical assistance in areas of logistics, administration, financial management, and the development of financial policies, procedures and internal control systems. She also worked with DAI for USAID Cambodia’s MSME project. She was responsible for auditing, monitoring and controlling financial transactions and financial reporting to Head Quarters. She has experience working with various donors such as NOVIB, OSI, UNDP, EVC, SCN, EU, ECHO and USAID.

     

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  • Tu Nguyen

    Vietnam - Country Program Director
    Start Date: Sep 2014
    tu.nguyen@aide-et-action.org

    Tu Nguyen

    Prior to joining Aide et Action Vietnam, Tu worked as a National Consultant on Behaviour Change Communication focusing on changing behaviours of men and boys with regards to Gender Based Violence and the Sex Ratio at Birth Imbalance, UNFPA(United Nations Population Fund) in Hanoi. From 2012 to 2014, she worked for the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) where she took the lead in a campaign against Illegal Wildlife Trade in Vietnam.

    Tu has more than 15 years’ experience in the community development field. At ActionAid, Tu worked as Head of the Child Sponsorship Program for almost 10 years (2001-2010), where she acquired a strong understanding about various social development issues – education, health and economic development of poor and underprivileged communities across Vietnam and beyond. Her responsibilities included programme design, marketing and fundraising, donor relations, partnership development, advocacy and networking. Before that, Tu spent several years serving the UNHCR (United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights) where she assisted the organisation in coordinating with local implementing partners to bring Vietnamese Boat People home and helped them reintegrate into the community through a series of micro-projects. In addition, she has extensive experience in conducting research on poverty-related issues – her main responsibility while she worked for a consulting company from 2010 to 2012.

    Tu holds a Master’s Degree on International Business from Wollongong University, Sydney (Australia).

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  • Vida Thong

    Cambodia - Accountant
    Start Date: Mar 2012
    vida.thong@aide-et-action.org

    Vida Thong

    Vida has completed a degree in Finance and Banking from Build Bright University. He has been working for Aide et Action since March 2012 as an Administration Assistant. In June 2014, he was promoted to the role of Accounting Assistant and later Accountant. Vida enjoys his work with Aide et Action very much.

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  • Vu Doan

    Regional Sponsorship Manager
    Start Date: Jul 2004
    vu.doan@aide-et-action.org

    Vu Doan

    Vu started working for Aide et Action Vietnam after finishing his studies in 2004. He is now our Sponsorship Manager for the Southeast Asia & China region. 

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