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​Dr. Ngo Tri Dung 

Director, Consultive and Research Center on Natural Resource Management (CORENARM)




Ngo Tri Dung is a founding member and currently managing the Consultative and Research Center on Natural Resources Management (CORENARM) - a Vietnamese NGO working on forestland allocation and sustainable forest management since 2005. Dung received his PhD on natural resource management specialize in forestry institutional and policy analysis at Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand). He also has more than 20 years of teaching at  Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry (HUAF) and doing research at the Institute of Resources and Environment (IREN). He has recently contributed to the revision of Forest Law and policy of Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) in Vietnam. Besides teaching and doing research, he also worked as lead auditor on FSC certification since 2012 and participated in evaluation of Forest Certification for Ecosystem Services (ForCES) in Vietnam. Currently, he is working in a technical advisory group for the development of an FSC Regional Forest Stewardship Standard (RFSS) for Smallholders in Asia-Pacific region.


In FTViet project, Dung’s leading ‘Policy Improvement’ package and serve as Project Coordinator in Vietnam.

​Research fields 

Dung is interested in the interactions among factors of socio-ecological systems, and how they contribute to achieve sustainable natural resource management. He pursues research on two main folders in (i) forest resources with characteristics of tree species, diversity, distribution, landscapes and (ii) management practices on forest conservation carried out by local communities, state-owned forest companies shaped by institutions and policies. Some of his specific interests include sustainability of CFM schemes, analysis of resource user behaviors as outcomes of incentive structure and policy design and implementation, using forest certification as a market tool for sustainable forest management and economic development. 


His focus area is the Southeast Asian countries and especially the Greater Mekong Subregion including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

​Publications and Related Websites 

You can read Dung's blog entries as well as access his full list of publications and book reviews through these links.

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