Center for Research, Training and Consultancy for Local Development – STG

Member since: 06/2021

Active in: WG Plastics, WG Framework conditions

Center for Research, Training and Consultancy for Local Development – STG

Center for Research, Consulting and Training on Local Development- STG is a Vietnamese non-governmental organization that has taken over a network of nearly 2,000 alumni from different fellowship programs which was managed by the Center of Education Exchange with Vietnam (CEEVN), a US-based non-profit organization. STG's main areas of activity include: (i) Plastic waste reduction and recycling and; (ii) Sustainable agricultural development; (iii) Vulnerable groups empowerment via business start-ups; (iv) Impact businesses establishment support; and (v) Circular economy models in environment protection and sustainable agricultural development.

The members of the alumni network are currently connected with each other quite well and they together mobilize resources with technical support from STG to develop different projects and programs for community development and social change. Acting as a platform for alumni, STG always wants to expand and link up with other networks like the PREVENT Waste Alliance to learn new knowledge and find more partners to widen our network as well as to mobilize more resources for community development in Vietnam.

If the linear economic is only concerned with resource extraction, production and disposal after consumption, leading to the creation of a huge amount of waste, the circular economy focuses on resource management and recycling. Therefore, we always explore and apply circular economy models in environmental protection projects that we are implementing to help communities save energy, money as well as to protect the environment. At the same time, we are planning to apply circular economy in our agricultural development projects in order to help local communities learn how to reuse agricultural by-products and organic waste during their production process.