This first annual conference on “The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the Social, Economic, and Cultural Development” was held in Hanoi on 14 and 15 April 2016. Many new and important studies on Vietnamese civil society were presented. The conference also welcomed fascinating discussion by around 130 participants. With the purposes to archiving for later implementation of this valuable discussion, the Organizing Board has produced this report for your reference.
The contributions of presenters and participants are sorted into relevant topics with the view that the readers may follow actual agenda of the conference. Furthermore, due to our limited time and resources, we concede all shortcomings and omissions that this report may contain. We extend our apologies for these shortcomings, but nevertheless express our highest gratitude to all the presenters and participants for their contributions to the discussions.
Once again, the Organizing Board would like to thank all the presenters and participants for their enthusiasm, diligence, and openness during the conference.
On behalf of the Organizing Board
Le Quang Binh