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Online Reviewing Round – Last chance to win a place to enter the final round of the “Youth Drivers for Change” Awards 2021

After going through many rounds of selection and evaluation, the “Youth Drivers for Change” Awards 2021 has come to the final stages of seeking and honoring the positive contributions of young people to the community during the period of 2019-2021. This program is under the project Youth Drivers for Change with funding from Irish Aid, organized by the Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS).

Due to the complicated Covid-19 pandemic situation, the organizational form of the “Youth Drivers for Change” Awards 2021 has changed a lot compared to previous years, the rounds have been flexibly switched to the online format by the organizers which remains suitable for the current situation.

List of 10 best project groups in the online reviewing round

  1. Hành trình vàng – iGo Club
  2. Online medical network in Viet Nam  
  3. Math Modelling Contest 2021  
  4. D Free Book
  5. Lớp học gieo mầm – ACE
  6. Youth+(Community of self-direction and job connection for young people)
  7. Hear. Us. Now
  8. V.Gen Station Summer Course
  9. Headway

The judges

In addition to the youth groups/ teams participating in the competition, the reviewing round also featured the experienced judges working in NGOs as well as building and operating community projects in many fields.

  1. Ms. Nguyen Thu Hue – Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD)
  2. Ms. Nguyen Thi Lan Anh – Action to the Community Development Institute (ACDC)
  3. Ms. Nguyen Anh Thu – National Trainer of the British Council
  4. Mr. Don Tuan Phuong – Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS)
  5. Ms. Vuong Hong Ngoc – United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  6. Ms. Vo Xuan Quyen – Independent consultant in the field of education and communication on sustainable development, ecology and climate
  7. Mr. Vu Duy Kien – Oxford University Clinical Research Unit – OUCRU
  8. Mr. Khong Tuan Anh – Climate Change Working Group (CCWG)

Each group has 10 minutes to present the project, the rest time is for answering questions raised by the judges. The evaluation criteria are agreed upon by the jury panel, and shortly after each group’s reviewing performance, the judges will discuss together to give the most objective and accurate assessment and score that group afterward. Lan Anh (Action to the Community Development Institute – ACDC) shared, “The groups participating in this year’s reviewing round are really excellent. I don’t know what kind of team I will have to decide to exclude because each team is really great and has a lot of impact on the community. The groups have shared about the project to many problems of today’s society and the solutions of the groups are diverse, creative and totally fresh.”

The “Youth Drivers for Change” Awards 2021 recognizes a lot of creative and practical projects that directly solve problems of the society and of target groups in the community. A number of projects with activities and solutions to adapt to Covid-19 were highly appreciated by the judges in the reviewing round. “I find the initiatives very timely and they reflect the creative spirit of youth. Like the project POSEIDONS of Hanoi Medical University, they connect students from 15 medical universities across the country, focus on leadership skills, connect learning opportunities, and are ready for important changes to meet the technical needs of medical students while effectively adapting to the pandemic. Or VGEN shows young people search the core features of the Vietnamese people to find solutions to tough, modern problems, thus demonstrating the maturity of the current youth” – shared Ms. Nguyen Thu Hue (Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development – MCD).

After the Reviewing round, the judges will select 5 excellent candidates to participate in the final round and the awarding part will be held online and interested audiences will have the opportunity to listen and interact with the project joining the final round directly at CSDS‘s fanpage on September 25, 2021. 

Read more about the rules of the “Youth Drivers for Change” Awards 2021 here:

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