IDCE Students Profiles

Hong Bui (IDSC '2013)

Hong Bui (Vietnam) received her B.A. from Vietnam National University in 2005. Since 2007, she has been working in the field of community development in her hometown of Cao Bang Province, Vietnam. Cao Bang Province is a mountainous province with more than 94% of local people belonging to various minority ethnic groups and its poverty rate still remains high. Her main career objective has been to support these local minority ethnic groups, especially poor minority ethnic women, to improve their lives through specific economic activities based on grassroots participation. She hopes to use the knowledge and experience gained in the IDCE program to establish a local NGO in her hometown with a focus on the role of minority ethnic women in social-economic development.