Our Efforts in Vietnam
Since 2013, we’ve been working alongside local partners that champion gender equality and environmentally sustainable community economic development initiatives. Our efforts focus on agribusiness and building the tourism sector—a provider of jobs to many marginalized people, particularly women. We strengthen the capacities of small businesses, organizations and institutions, advancing their operations, improving service quality and creating jobs.
Building Capacity for Tourism and Hospitality
Through our Accelerating Women’s Empowerment program, we help micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other partners embrace green practices while increasing productivity and competitiveness. We focus on employment and skills development for women and policies that promote gender equality.
How We’ve Made a Difference in Vietnam
▪ The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry expanded their network and influence in the tourism and hospitality sector, making them better poised to support businesses.
▪ Staff at Saigontourist Hospitality College are building their academic capacity and strengthening gender equality in their work.
▪ About 50% of our partners in agribusiness were able to offer new employment opportunities, mostly to women.
Read about real people who are improving their lives and livelihoods and building strong communities.
Now We’re Cooking: Building Confidence in Virtual Assignments
In August 2021, in the midst of a pandemic, I accepted my first virtual assignment with CESO. For several years, I have been on overseas volunteer assignments, sharing my skills as an executive chef. I felt nervous to provide training virtually.
Volunteer with Catalyste+
By sharing your professional knowledge and expertise, you can make a positive difference in Canada and around the world. We’ve been successfully matching our volunteer Catalyste+ Advisors with clients and partners in over 120 countries since 1967. Our Advisors drive both economic and social change by strengthening the private sector and creating an environment for communities to thrive.
Your donation helps connect businesses, governments and community organizations with the skills and support to achieve their goals and contribute to inclusive growth. When you give to Catalyste+, you empower women and drive progress in harmony with nature. You’re helping people get what they need to improve their lives and build strong communities.