In August 2017, Ms. Alison Rusinow took over as SNV Vietnam’s new Country Director, replacing Mr. Miguel Mendez who completed his four-year term.

Alison graduated from St Andrews University with an M.A. Hons in Modern History and International Relations. Prior to joining SNV Vietnam, Alison worked as a Country Director with SNV and as Program Director at CARE in Laos for a total of five years, as Country Director for HelpAge International in Ethiopia for three years, and in the same position at VSO Mongolia for five years. She is a highly motivated professional, with over twenty years’ experience in leading, managing and coaching teams, with a strong understanding and first-hand experience of effective and value-based partnership work between organizations and communities, and with knowledge of international development, program management and quality standards. Alison is excited to continue dedicating her career to SNV Vietnam, pursuing new challenges ahead and adapting her knowledge and experience to the Vietnam context.

SNV has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Our team works hand-in-hand with communities, government agencies and businesses, in some of the remotest and poorest areas of the country, to strengthen their capacity to effectively reduce poverty. We operate from a country office in Hanoi and project offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Ca Mau, Can Tho, Dak Lak, Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces. Our work focuses on Renewable Energy, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), Sustainable and Inclusive Agriculture, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene.