A recent TV show discusses the effort to bring safe water and sanitation to Vietnam, particularly to rural communities where the need is still great. The show, called “Sharing Vietnam,” highlights the Australian government’s strong support for water and sanitation work in Vietnam and elsewhere, and the importance of international NGOs’ efforts – including those of Thrive/East Meets West – in achieving success.
The broadcast features comments from Bronwyn Powell of Australia’s CS WASH Fund, and Juliet Willets of the University of Technology, Sydney. Both discuss the tremendous value of NGOs and their ability to bring innovative ideas to the table, and note EMW’s particular success in engaging the private sector in sanitation and hygiene improvement. Also featured is Thrive/EMW’s Vietnam Program Director, Loan Duong, who, along with the Ms. Powell and Ms. Willets, speaks of the need for ongoing support and the importance of the Vietnamese government partnering with external donors and NGOs to reach the country’s WASH goals.
We invite you to watch this informative 15-minute video from NetVietTV.
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