Ngo Tri Dung
Ngo Tri Dung is the Founder and Director of the Consultative and Research Center on Natural Resource Management, a Vietnamese non-profit organization working in natural resource management. Dung provides resource tenure for local people and helps them use natural resources in sustainable ways. He has led several forest allocation projects which bring long-term tenure for local communities and piloted sustainable livelihood strategies for those who are dependent on forest lands. Dung is a MacArthur Foundation scholar, through which he earned a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management. While in the U.S., Dung worked at the Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management, University of Minnesota, developing two proposals for funding on CFE development in Vietnam. He also shared practical experience with University of Minnesota students and colleagues through lectures, presentations, and participated in an annual meeting of the Minnesota Forest Resource Council. Since returning to Vietnam, Dung has promoted poverty reduction and forest conservation through community forest enterprises.