The University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi and University College Cork organized a conference on “Socio-economic inclusion of rural migrants in Hanoi”. The workshop took place over two days: 22 – 23 July, 2022. The opening session took place on the night of July 22. It was followed by an open discussion session on the morning of the next day.
At the conference, the research team presented preliminary research results. There were four presentations as follows:
- The Reform of the Househod Registration System in Vietnam presented by Dr Vũ Thị Anh Thư, Dr Edward Lahiff and Dr Nick Chisholm.
- Socio-economic conditions of migrants in Hanoi: Results of the SIVN Survey presented by Assoc Prof. Dr Nguyễn Tuấn Anh, Dr Edward Lahiff and Mr Nguyễn Trọng Chính.
- The Role of Social Organisations Policy Reform presented by Dr Edward Lahiff and Dr Nguyễn Thị Thùy Trang
- ‘We make a better life’: Tracing agency among migrant domestic workers in Hanoi presented by Dr Nita Mishra, Dr Edward Lahiff and Dr Vũ Thị Anh Thư.
Dr. Edward Lahiff presented at the conference
Dr. Vu Thi Anh Thu presented at the conference
Dr. Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang presented at the conference
The team members, along with experts, policy makers and other guests reviewed and discussed research results as well as shared theories and practical experiences. Through this exchange, the team members will continue to complete the research to propose policy recommendations and publish peer-reviewed papers in order to contribute to enhancing the socio-economic integration of migrant workers from rural to urban areas.
“The urban to rural migration is a global phenomenon, particularly relevant to Vietnam. I think that this (project) represents another fantastic example of collaboration between Ireland and Vietnam”, said Mr Conor Fin, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland in Vietnam. Assoc Prof Dr Đào Thanh Trường, Vice Rector of the USSH also said that he highly appreciated the enthusiasm and efforts of the research team to make a high quality research report.
Assoc Prof Dr Đào Thanh Trường, Vice Rector of the USSH at the conference
Author: Nguyen Trong Chinh