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Independent experts nominated by country party

MinhThoa Pham

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Socio economy
UN languages spoken


Job function
Vice Chairperson
Vietnam Forestry Association
Telephone number
84 4 38370571/84988806996
Work experience
Took lead in plantation and non-timber forest producsts processing projects. Took part in developing socio-economic development projects for rural mountainous areas for Dien Bien and Back Can province. Took part in Partnership Programme Synthesis Group the 5 Million Hectare Reforestation Programme. Took Lead in the assessment of Programme for Forestrz (PROFOR) implementation in Gia Lai, Thua Thien Hue and Hoa Binh province. Played the key author's role in development of National Action Programme on UNCCD implementation in Vietnam, for the period 2006-2010 and the vision to 2020 and the UNCCD National Reports. Coordinated Development of Forest Sector Development Project of WB. Chaired studies on climate change and forestry, REDD+. After retiring from MARD in 2013, worked as independent consultant for developing UN-REDD Vietnam Programme Phase II, for Gender mainstreaming into national forest policies - Recoftc/FAO regional project, for developing national policy for reform of State Forest companies, and for forest co-management modality.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Engineer, Wood Processing Technology, Zvolen Technical University of Slovakia (Former Zvolen Forestry and Timber University of Czechoslovakia), 1977-1982_x000D_
MBA, Impac University Florida, US 2005-2007_x000D_
PhD, Ho Chi Minh Academy on Politics and Public Administration, Vietnam, 2009-2012
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Pham Minh Thoa (2003), Forests in Vietnam and the Partnership for Forestry Development", Entwicklung & Landlicher raum, German Magazin (3/03), p.25-27, Bonn, Germany._x000D_
2. Pham Hoai Duc, Le Cong Uan, Pham Minh Thoa, Nguyen Ngoc Lung (2003), "Manual for forest certification", Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Hanoi._x000D_
3. Hoang Thi Dzung, Hoang Thi Bang, Bui My Binh, Tran Van Cong, Pham Minh Thoa, Pham Thi Ngan Hoa, Ha Thi Linh, DAng Kim Khanh, Pham Thi Phuc, Tran Thi Thu Thuy (2006), "Gender issues in the forestry sector in Vietnam", Ministry of Agriculture and rural Development, Hanoi._x000D_
4. Pham Minh Thoa (2009), " Towards a sustainable forestry in Vietnam - Opportunities and Challanges" Tap chi Nông nghiêp và Phát triên nông thôn, Scientifitic Journal on Agriculture and rural Development (10), p.25-28._x000D_
5. Minh Ha Hoang, Trong Hoan Do, Minh Thoa Pham, Meine van Noordwijk, Peter A. Minang (2012), "Benefit distribution across scales to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) in vietnam", Land Use Policy (2012), doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.09.013,
Other activities
- Vietnam Forestry Association_x000D_
- International Society ofTropical Forests_x000D_
- Sustainable Forest Managmeent National Working Group_x000D_
- Vietnam REDD+ Network
1. Scientific award forYoung Scientist of Czechoslovakia Young Scientists Association_x000D_
2. Honor Certificate of the Prime Minister on the excellent contribution to agriculture and rural development career_x000D_
3. Third level of Labor Medal of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for the excellent contribution to agriculture and rural development career.
Organisation name
Forestry Administration
Organisation street address
4A Ngo 58 Nguyen Dong Chi_x000D_
Thi tran Cau Dien, Tu Liem, 114
Organisation city
Organisation country
Viet Nam