Program Specialist, Environment and Climate Action, Vietnam

Nguyen Tri Thanh is the program specialist for the Environment and Climate Action in The Asia Foundation’s office in Vietnam. He has in-depth experience in managing environmental governance, environment policy and regulations, climate change mitigation, and adaptation and disaster risk management programming engaging the government and private sector in Vietnam. He has been working closely with the private sector promoting the green growth development in the country especially supporting the business community in urban flooding reduction, energy efficiency and energy transition, and building business climate resilience. Thanh has also led a few initiatives to support local marginal communities in environmental protection, particularly in better farmers’ income through safe food production and agriculture tourism business model.

Education: Engineer in Agriculture from Hanoi University of Agriculture. Master’s degree in Agriculture from Melbourne University in Australia; bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hanoi University of Science and Technology.