Ho Chi Minh City Workshop 2016

August 29-September 1, 2016

The workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam was our eighth meeting of the Consensus Building in Asia. This workshop was also the fourth, and the last, meeting of the workshop series funded by the Toyota Foundation.

Experts from Asia and the rest of the world has spent three days together to present and discuss their knowledge and experience with consensus building processes.

Several topics were presented in the Vietnam workshop, including consensus building for peri-urbanisation and conflict resolution for renewable energy projects. During the workshop, a field trip to Tri An Lake was organized to learn about the unique settings for consensus building in Vietnam.

A half-day training workshop was also convened for promoting the use of consensual approaches to urban planning, environmental protection, and energy developments. Trainees were invited from land development organisations, NGOs with focus on renewable energy, land and urban development.

Organized by: CBAsia Working Group
Hosted by: Vietnamese-German University
Supported by: The Toyota Foundation

CBAsia members can download presentation slides from the private sessions here.


August 29, 2016 (Mon.)

1800- Welcome Gathering

August 30, 2016 (Tue.) <Saigon Prince Hotel>

9.00-12.00 CBAsia In-group Session

  1. Learning about the Vietnamese renewable energy situation
    A special lecture by Energy Conservation Center Ho Chi Minh City
  2. Sharing stories of our recent practice

13.00-16.00 Special Training Session (see below)

18.00- Evening gathering

August 31, 2016 (Wed.) <Tri An Lake and VGU >

8.00-15.00 Site visit: Trip to the Trị An Lake and Learn about the controversy

15.00-17.30 CBAsia In-group Session at VGU Binh Duong Campus

  1. Discussion with VGU President Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mallon
  2. Sharing stories of our recent practice (continued)

1900- Evening gathering

September 1, 2016 (Thu.) <Saigon Prince Hotel>

9.00-12.00 CBAsia In-group Session

1) Finalizing convenor's guide
2) Brainstorming future agenda

Special Training Session

A special training session was organized with generous support by the Vietnamese-Geman University's Sustainable Urban Development program.

13.00-13.05: Opening speech

VGU President Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mallon

13.05-13.15: Introduction to the training session

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hieu, Vietnamese German University (Binh Duong, Vietmam)

13.15-13.45: Introduction to the field of planning controversies in Asia

Prof. Dr. Masahiro Matsuura, Meiji University (Tokyo, Japan) [English original] [Vietnamese]

13.45-14.15: Overview of the practice in the United States

Dr. Peter Adler, Accord 3.0 (Hawaii, the U.S.A) [English original] [Vietnamese]

14.35-15.20: How you can adopt collaborative dialogue

Dr. Boyd Fuller, Fuller Negotiation (Ottawa, Canada) [English original] [Vietnamese]

15.20-16.00: Wrap-up


The 2015-2016 workshop series is supported by: