Prof. Nguyen Duc Khuong, Chairman of the association, said the AVSE Global, whose predecessor was the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts in France, was established in Paris in 2011 with a view to connecting overseas Vietnamese scientists and experts to capitalise on their potential.

At an event of AVSE Global in 2019

With the participation of hundreds of Vietnamese experts and scientists around the world, it has been implementing a number of programs to support the homeland’s development. Its activities cover five main areas, namely organizing annual workshops and forums, mostly in Vietnam, about different development topics; projects giving consultancy to central agencies, localities, and businesses; high-level training programs; innovation projects; projects on research and development and foreign investment attraction.

The AVSE Global has set up 11 different networks of Vietnamese intellectuals to carry out those areas of activities, he noted.

With a focus on innovation in 2023, it will work to connect startup projects with partners and investors. Among them, the Hack4Growth initiative will be pushed ahead to attract startup projects and pave the way for many to be implemented in reality as seen so far.

The association is also set to hold two major events, Nguyen Duc Khuong said, elaborating that the second Vietnam Global Leaders Forum is schedule to take place in Ho Chi Minh City this June to gather Vietnamese talents from around the globe to discuss issues of the country’s concern.

Meanwhile, the Vietnam sustainable development forum will be held in Phu Tho province after a three-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on post-pandemic economic recovery, cultural and heritage value promotion, and tourism development, according to him.

Besides, nearly 10 workshops on innovation, climate change fight, supply chain, and public policies will be organized in various localities nationwide. The AVSE Global will also continue providing development advice to localities, ministries, and sectors while helping them with personnel training. 

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang applauded the AVSE Global’s projects and said they should be further expanded to contribute more to national development.

Source: VNA