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Tracing the supply chain for coffee in Viet Nam
15 September 2009
By Dzung Pham and Phil Culik, Kraft Foods Global Inc.

Phil and Dzung at the United Nations Office in Ha Noi (Photo: Dzung Pham and Phil Culik, Kraft Foods Global Inc.)
In early July 2009, Phil and Dzung arrived in Ha Noi to start their two week mission as Corporate Volunteers on behalf of Kraft Foods Global Inc. The pair was selected to work with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and several national partners in the coffee industry.

The heat, humidity, new scenery and, in particular, the constant roar coming from “swarms of motorbikes” heightened the anxiety of the new arrivals. This apprehension, however, proved to be unfounded and was quickly dispelled by the hospitality, politeness and, at times, friendly curiosity shown by the many “Hanoians” with whom the visitors soon came into contact with their first taste of the city.

Putting their Lives Online
16 July 2009
by Caren Mercado
The Philippine Start, 21 June 2009)

Wayne Bacale
(Strongly believing that volunteering is a powerful tool which contributes towards development, Wayne Bacale - a Filipino young man, has been an online volunteer in various placements since 2006. In May 2009, Wayne has officially joined the UNV family in Viet Nam and become an International UNV volunteer Specialist in Project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) with the M&E Team in UNDP. According to Wayne, this is a rewarding and challenging role to provide technical support in M&E to enhance project implementation and build capacity of national partners in project monitoring and evaluation. Furthermore, online volunteering has already been part of him.)

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos from various parts of the world continue the spirit of helping others help themselves through a new form of bayanihan: United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Online Volunteering service, a platform that puts volunteers in contact with organizations worldwide to work together for peace and development – over the Internet.

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