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).