Workshop: Sharing experiences and orientation Development orientations for sustainable community-based tourism – Goethe-Institut Vietnam Project


Workshop “Sharing experience and orientation for sustainable community-based tourism development in Tam My Tay commune, Nui Thanh district, Quang Nam province” organized by GreenViet Center in collaboration with Quang Nam Provincial Forest Protection Department, Union of Associations Quang Nam Tourism, CAB Hoian and Goethe Institute in Vietnam organized within the framework of the project Sustainable community tourism development in Tam My Tay commune, Quang Nam.

The workshop aims to share experience in community-based tourism development from domestic and foreign experts, consult tourism management agencies, and local community representatives to develop a clear direction for development. Sustainable community-based tourism in Tam My Tay, Nui Thanh, Quang Nam.

The conference consisted of the following two main topics of discussion

1) Orientation for sustainable community-based tourism development and management in association with the protection of natural resources in Tam My Tay
2) Involvement of stakeholders in the decision-making process and development of the community-based tourism model in Tam My Tay.

The workshop will introduce the project, the development potential of a sustainable community-based tourism model, and share experiences from domestic and international experts such as Dr. Stefen Ziegler from the International Organization for Conservation of Nature in Germany, Mr. Nguyen Dinh Phuoc from the International Organization for Conservation of Nature in Vietnam; Mr. Douglas Hainsworth from the Swiss Sustainable Tourism Program (SSTP) in Vietnam, Prof. TS. Nicole Häusler from the German University of Sustainable Development, Ms. Nguyen Lam Giang from the Center for Rural Economic Development (CRED), Dr. Chu Manh Trinh from Cu Lao Cham Conservation Area, representatives of Travellife, representatives from the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Quang Nam province, HHDL Quang Nam, … and especially representatives of households in Tam My Tay commune, Nui district Thanh, Quang Nam province.

About the project:

The project “Sustainable community-based tourism development in Tam My Tay commune” project Goethe Institute in Vietnam Funded through the Green Viet Nuoc Biodiversity Conservation Center (GreenViet) approved by the Department of Planning and Investment of Quang Nam province in Decision No. 200/QD-SKHĐT, dated July 29, 2022. The main objective of the project is to contribute to the conservation of the gray-shanked douc population, livelihood development and rational use of resources through the model of community-based tourism in Tam My Tay commune.

Project by the Center GreenViet in collaboration with Quang Nam Provincial FPD, Quang Nam Tourism Association, CAB Hoian and Goethe Sub-Institute in Vietnam, supported by the European Network of Cultural Agencies (EUNIC) and the Goethe Sub-Institute in Viet Nam.

Speaker Information

Douglas Hainsworth
Douglas Hainsworth © privatDouglas Hainsworth is a well-known sustainable tourism expert with a passion for strategic thinking and collaboration across multiple sectors. He has an extensive academic background with a Bachelor’s degree in Geography, a Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning (Tourism Development), Tourism Marketing and Tourism/Hotel Management. Douglas has worked in the hospitality and private tourism sectors as well as guiding sustainable tourism initiatives with development partners and the state. Having a long association with Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam over the past 25 years, Douglas has many experiences and stories to share. Currently, he is the International Team Leader of the Swiss Sustainable Tourism Program in Vietnam.

Dr. Stefan Ziegler
Stefan Ziegler © privatstudied Environmental Science and Biology in Germany and the UK. He obtained his PhD in Biology from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. From 1995 to 2004, he worked for the German Development Agency and international organizations in Guinea (Conakry) and Vietnam. In 2004, he started working at WWF Germany as a conservation consultant and is currently responsible for the nature conservation program in the countries of the Mekong region. He has several projects in Asia that address global biodiversity issues – rainforest eradication, ecotourism and community work, as well as the impact of disease on wildlife. wildlife and people.

Gs.Ts. Chu Manh Trinh
Chu Manh Trinh © privatWith more than 20 years of experience in the field of conservation and community tourism, Dr. Chu Manh Trinh has contributed to the successful development of community tourism models such as the management of the nipa palm forest in Cam Thanh commune (Hoi An city, Quang Nam province), the model “Say no to plastic bags and plastic waste”. ” in Cu Lao Cham (Hoi An City, Quang Nam) and many other community projects. In addition, Dr. Chu Manh Trinh has supported many students in the summer course – Hoa Bac green basin (Da Nang) in cultural and environmental conservation, through learning tourism, community-based experiential tourism… and build and guide people in Bau Ca Cai and Ca Ning nipa forest (Binh Son district, Quang Ngai) to develop sustainable community-based tourism.

Le Quoc Viet
Le Quoc Viet © privatMember of Executive Committee of Quang Nam Tourism Association
Chairman of Quang Nam Destination Club preserves indigenous values
Founder of Tan Thanh Fishing Village Tourism Community, Hoi An
CEO Santa Vietnam – with more than 30 years of experience in the field of hotels and tourism; with the desire to contribute more to the development of community tourism, connect and work with friends in the country and ASEAN, especially in the field of tourism and cultural preservation.

Nguyen Lam Giang
Nguyen Lam Giang© privatDirector of the Center for Rural Economic Development (CRED) with 25 years of experience in development in Vietnam, including 10 years of experience in private sector development and trade promotion; with value chain development programs, especially in the areas of supporting and promoting sustainable Agro-Forestry value chains and community-based/responsible tourism.