Another year has gone by, and we once again had the opportunity to gather for our Annual Review 2016-17 to evaluate our program and highlight achievements after a busy and productive year. From March 19 to March 22, 40 participants, including representatives from key partners, volunteers and programme officers, attended a series of meetings. This year, we were also joined by Stephanie Hoey, Uniterra, Regional Coordinator Asia.
During the first two days, Uniterra programme officers and partners presented highlights of our work from over the past year. It was an honour to hear about our volunteers’ contributions and how they have largely benefited our partners. For example, the Dynamic Methods of Employment Research (DMER) programme and the promotional video for Hue Tourism College have seen many positive results. Along with our successes, some solutions for better management and working with volunteers were also discussed.
With the emphasis placed on Tourism and ICT, industry knowledge was also shared with attendees from key partners. Ms Luong Thanh Thao, Saigon Tourist & Hospitality College’s Vice President talked about skills gap and skills shortage in Vietnam Tourism Industry, and Ms Hoang Thu Huong, Director of the Global Office, FPT University presented on the 4.0 Technology Revolution and its impact on education.
In the final two days, we had varied internal discussions and knowledge sharing sessions among Uniterra volunteers, the programme officers and our Regional Director on the direction and planning of the upcoming year. The cross-project cooperation among volunteers from different partners is highly encouraged and we’re always looking for opportunities to combine the skills of our volunteers to benefit our partners.
This year’s Annual Review brought some significant results and we have received positive feedback from the participants. We look forward to another successful year with more achievements as we are moving closer towards the end of Uniterra phase III in 2020.