August 04th – 06th, 2017 – the project Green Office Vietnam implemented training of trainers (ToT) to serve the full deployment in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.
The ToT focused on Behavioural Changes Methodology, Method on Sustainability-driven motivations and inspiration, Sustainable Consumption and the project’s model of Green Office.
Following the methodology of the project, the trainers will concentrate in sustainability-driven behavioural changes in consumption of electricity, water, paper, office equipment and waste management, e.g reduction of GHG from business traveling, teambuilding…
With the guidance of Ms. Pham Thi Thuy Duong – Expert in Sustainable Consumption and Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ba – Independent Consultant, the participants had chance to explore and gain variety of behaviour change model and training methods to generate motivation through in-class excercises and abundant of useful latest information on consumption patterns and green office.
It’s essential for the trainers to identify their responsibilities and duties as official trainers of the project. To illustrate these tasks, the project had Ms. Phan Thi My Nhung share her hands-on experience and challenges as a trainer on sustainable consumption at EVN Ho Chi Minh during GetGreen Vietnam project (2012-2015) funded by the European Union.
The project also invited Ms. Hoang Ngan, representative of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Vietnam (FES) that implemented Green Office training delivered by AIT-VN under the guidance of Ms. Pham Thi Thu Hoai to share FES’s GO program. She emphasized on how FES called for engagement of FES staff and the importance of leader’s commitment and encouragement that inspired the staff and ensured the program to run smoothly.
Another interesting speaker at the ToT was Mr. Tran Quy Nang – Facility Manager of One UN House Hanoi that has been the very first certified green building in Vietnam with thorough investment in both facilitations and operations. He said that “The facility plays a very imporatant role in a green building, however; the operators and the staff working inside the building are the ones to assure that it will be on purpose.”
The objective of the ToT is to empower the participants with knowledge and skills to implement GO program, facilitate GO initiatives and establish action plans and policies on Sustainable Consumption for organizations and enterprises.
After the ToT, a group of suitable candidates for official GO trainers will be selected to serve the full implementation of 10 Green Offices in the three target cities.
Green Office Vietnam is an initative to promote Low-carbon Sustainable Lifestyles amongst consumers groups of office workers in Vietnam. The duration of the project is between September 2017 and May 2018 with the target of greening 10 offices in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.
The initiative is under the 10 Year Framework of Programmes by UN Environment and is implemented by the Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam.