The Vietnam Sustainability Forum aims at providing an international exchange platform for global leaders and stakeholders (policymakers, academics, businesses, entrepreneurs, and NGOs) to present and discuss worldwide initiatives, practices and visionary trends about sustainability. The ultimate goal is to achieve the long-lasting development of an inclusive and equitable society whereby prosperous growth goes together with a sustainable environment.

Following the success of the first edition (20+ international distinguished speakers and policy leaders, 400+ attendees), the VSF-2019 will devote special workshops for discussing the pathways and the implementation of Vietnam’s sustainability policies as well as put emphasis on the exchange of experiences and the policy coordination at international level. 

Co-organized by the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE Global) and the Academy of Policy and Development, the VSF-2019 will take place on 17-18 January 2019 at the Vietnam National Convention Center (Hanoi), under the patronage of the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam. 

The main theme of the VSF-2019 is Fostering Economic Growth and Inclusive Society for Sustainable Development

The two-day forum includes an Academic Symposium (Day 1) and a Leadership and Policy Forum (Day 2).



An academic symposium is organized on the first day with keynotes delivered by internationally distinguished experts and parallel sessions of research papers. Researchers and academics are invited to submit their full papers for presentation at the symposium. High-quality papers will be published in special issues of international journals after passing the review process. 

We encourage submissions of research and policy-oriented papers on various topics related to sustainability, which include, but not limited to:

  • Education and Training Strategies for Sustainable Development (ETSD): Role of ETSD, education innovations, ESTD policy and governance in Vietnam

  • Climate change management and policy (food security, sustainable livelihoods, gender-responsive climate policy and action)

  • Sustainable environment

  • Industry 4.0 and human capital development

Social dimensions of climate change (equitable and sustainable societies, gender dimension, poverty and vulnerability, ethnicity). 



The leadership and policy forum will feature plenary keynotes and panel discussions by world-class leaders and speakers, within three dedicated workshops: 

  • Workshop 1: Building Human Capital for Sustainable Economic Growth
  • Workshop 2: Coping with Industry 4.0 and its Impacts on Economic and Social Transformations
  • Workshop 3: Conducting Climate Change Policy - Best Practices and Regional Cooperation 



To participate to the Academic Symposium, authors of regular research papers and policy-oriented papers are invited to submit their manuscripts (in English) no later than 31 October 2018 via the conference website: http://www.vsf.a-vse.org. Early submissions are highly encouraged.

To attend the Academic Symposium and/or Leadership and Policy Forum, please following the instructions to register at http://www.vsf.a-vse.org.



  • Hoang Long Chu, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australia
  • Viet Ngu Hoang, QUT Business School, Australia
  • Sylvie Faucheux, National Conservatory for Arts and Trades, France
  • Michael Jefferson, ESCP Europe Business School, UK
  • Tom Kompas, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australia
  • Cuong Le Van, Paris School of Economics, France
  • Linus Mattauch, University of Oxford, UK
  • Cuong Viet Nguyen, Mekong Development Research Institute, Vietnam
  • Duc Luong Nguyen, National University of Civil Engineering, Vietnam
  • Phu Nguyen Van, University of Strasbourg, France
  • Katheline Schubert, Paris School of Economics, France
  • Eric Strobl, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Luca Taschini, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • Chung Tran, ANU College of Business and Economics, Australia
  • David Kronlid, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Neil Powell, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia & Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Van Suu Nguyen, University of Social Science and Humanities, VNU, Vietnam


Extended submission deadline (full papers): December 15, 2018

Notification of review results: December 15, 2018

Registration deadline: January 5, 2019

Conference event: January 17-18, 2019  


Ngoc Hai Bui, General Electrics, France

Hung Dao Van, President, Academy of Policy and Development, Vietnam

Thi Thu Thuy Dao, AVSE Global, France

Van Nguyen Dinh, Senior Research Fellow, ANTS & University College Cork, Ireland

Thao Do, SWEDESD, Uppsala University, Sweden

Anna-Klara Lindeborg, Uppsala University’s Regional Representative Hanoi, Sweden

Duc Khuong Nguyen, Deputy Director for Research, IPAG Business School, France

Tra Nguyen, Program Manager, CNAM, France

Huyen Nguyen, Associate Professor, Le Mans University, France

Nhung Nguyen, Deputy Manager, Bouygues Bâtiment International, France

Thanh Phuc Nguyen, AVSE Global, Vietnam

Viet Anh Nguyen, AVSE Global, France

Anh Minh Tang, Research Director, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France

Trong Nguyen Tran, Vice President, Academy of Policy and Development, Vietnam

Van Hinh Tran, Deputy Director Engineering Department, Bemaco, France

Xuan Hoai Vo, Director of Science and International Affairs Department, APD, Vietnam

Dinh Tri Vo, Assistant Professor, IPAG Business School, France



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