Next Engineers represents a commitment of up to $100 million over ten years, dedicated to increasing the diversity of young people in engineering. Next Engineers is a global college-readiness program that will provide students ages 13 to 18 (grades eight to 12) with hands-on exposure to engineering concepts and careers and ultimately award scholarships to pursue engineering degrees. By 2030, the program aims to reach more than 85,000 students in approximately 25 cities globally. “Engineers are critical to building a world that works, but diverse populations are woefully underrepresented in the field,” said Linda Boff, President, GE Foundation and Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of GE. “GE employs thousands of engineers around the globe and we’re committed to providing the resources that will inspire the next generation of engineers and innovators wherever their careers take them." During the next decade, the growing economy will require more skilled engineers to solve … [Read more...] about GE extends implementation of Next Engineers to increase diversity in engineering
Strong commitments to uphold multilateralism and fight climate change are factors to spur the Vietnam-Germany relations in the next decade. Shared interests between Vietnam and Germany in a wide range of issues are set to take the bilateral relations to a new height in the next decade. Overview of the online conference. Photos: Nguyen Tung Experts shared the view at a virtual conference discussing the 10th anniversary of the Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership (2011-2021) jointly held today [October 15] by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). “Ten years on since the signing of the Hanoi Joint Declaration on Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership, Vietnam-Germany relations have taken a significant leap forward,” said To Anh Dung, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs. To date, Germany is Vietnam’s largest economic partner in the EU, and Vietnam holds the same status in ASEAN as Germany, Dung said. During the span of ten … [Read more...] about Aligned interests to take Vietnam-Germany relations to new height
At present, China does not have the capacity to declare a military ADIZ over the entire South China Sea. China's possible declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea has made headlines over the past days. On May 31, South China Morning Post cited the Chinese army that Beijing since 2010 has been thinking of establishing an ADIZ in the sea that cover Pratas, and Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands. It reported that China is choosing a propriate time to declare the plan. Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra, an expert on the South China Sea Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra has made some accessement on the implications of Chinese ADIZ over the sea that is one of the world’s busiest waterways. If China deploys an ADIZ over the South China Sea, what are the geo-political implications for the region? There are no provisions in international law concerning an Air … [Read more...] about What does China’s potential ADIZ over South China Sea imply?
The project, funded by the Green Climate Fund, aims to strengthen the resilience of smallholder agriculture to climate change-hit water insecurity areas. More than 500,000 people in Vietnam’s Central Highlands and South-Central Coastal regionals will directly benefit from a project worth US$30 million financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on climate change adaptation. Representatives of UNDP, MARD, and five target provinces Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, and Binh Thuan. Photos: UNDP About 50% of the beneficiaries are women who will be subject to the project which is designed to empower vulnerable smallholders, particularly women and ethnic minority farmers in climate change-induced water insecurity provinces namely Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, and Binh Thuan. The “ Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Agriculture to Climate Change-induced Water Insecurity in the Central Highlands and South-Central Coast Regions of Vietnam” … [Read more...] about US$30 million climate change adaptation project launched in Vietnam
Although the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in HCMC has shown positive results, the city will not be able to fully achieve new normal by November, said municipal chairman Phan Van Mai. An eatery in HCMC offers take-away services. - Photo: TNO On the sidelines of the ninth congress of the municipal Party Committee’s executive board on October 14, Mai said the Government had issued Resolution 128 providing provisional rules on adapting safely and flexibly to the Covid-19 pandemic and controlling it effectively. Based on the resolution, HCMC will assess its pandemic transmission risk level, the local media reported. The city will establish a working team, including officials of agencies and experts, to assess the situation in the city. In addition, it will hold a conference to discuss the fight against the pandemic and plans to help the economy recover in the coming periods. Based on the Government’s resolution, the city will update and amend criteria for sectors. … [Read more...] about HCMC won’t be able to fully achieve new normal by Nov: municipal chairman
Vietnam plans to receive 34 million vaccine doses in October and more by the end of the year. It is creating a master vaccination plan for 2022, including vaccinations for children. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu at the meeting The Government’s taskforce on vaccine diplomacy on October 13 convened its regular meeting to review the implementation of tasks assigned by the Prime Minister. Under the Government and Prime Minister’s instructions on focusing on campaigning for vaccines, and with the spirit ‘the best vaccine is the one given to you at the earliest’, more and more vaccine doses have arrived. As of October 13, Vietnam had received 90 million vaccine doses, and it expects to receive 34 million doses more in October. The figure will further increase by the end of the year. The taskforce gave advice and proposed that the Government step up cooperation in vaccine production manufacturing and support the process of producing and testing home-grown … [Read more...] about Vietnam creates vaccination plan for 2022, plans to vaccinate children