The Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) is a leading Vietnamese non-government organization supporting poor rural communities to adapt to the changing environment and sustainably manage their own livelihoods. Our success is underpinned by our holistic approach to development, spanning from grassroots capacity building to international advocacy.
Founded in March 2006, SRD inherited 28 years of experience from the International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity (CIDSE) in Vietnam, an international NGO that delivered successful development projects from 1975-2005. When CIDSE realized its ultimate goal of nationalizing local development activities in Vietnam, SRD was established to continue the important support of the rural poor across the country.
Since 2006, the number and location of SRD's projects have continued to expand. Our key areas of expertise are sustainable agriculture and livelihoods; climate change; forest law enforcement, governance and trade; and networking, research and advocacy. All of our projects have a strong capacity building focus, and integrate cross-cutting issues including climate change and gender equity.
SRD currently has two operational locations-- a head office in Hanoi and a small office in Hue-- and maintains an extensive network of consultants and collaborators, locally and overseas. We are also chair and a core member of a number of Vietnamese and International NGO networks, and support community-based organizations (CBOs) to achieve the best possible results for our projects.
SRD is officially registered as member organisation of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (number 281/QD-LHH dated 21 March 2006), with an operation permit from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (dated 30 March 2006).