National CSO consultation, Hanoi, Vietnam, 22-23 October 2019

The RAI RSC CSO representative Louis Da Gama, Dr. Faisal Mansoor, Head of Program Unit, UNOPS and regional malaria CSO platform secretariat met and discussed separately with Government, RAI CSO partners and non-RAI CSO partners including National Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology (NIMPE), Health Poverty Action (HPA), Population Service International (PSI), Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Helen Keller International (HKI), and Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) on 22-23 October, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The main objectives of the meetings were to consult the priority areas that need to focus in Vietnam, to identify the potential CSO partners for the next RAI grant, and to improve the overall coordination and collaboration among CSO partners and government. With the inputs from the respective CSO partners, the Vietnam CSO team had a chance to prepare for the final country priority asks in the regional consultation in Yangon on 27-28 October. In addition, the regional malaria CSO platform secretariat will have an opportunity to discuss government and SCDI on CSO engagement during the National Strategic Plan development process in Vietnam Civil Society Partnership Platform on AIDS (VCSPA) annual meeting organized by SCDI in Da Nang, Vietnam, in November.