The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is Inspire Inclusion. We forge a better world by inspiring others to understand and value women’s inclusion. In line with this year’s campaign theme, CKC organised a captivating activity – a Pottery Workshop. This workshop offered a dynamic avenue for participants to unleash their creativity, providing a platform for each woman to showcase her unique talents and characteristics.

Through this initiative, CKC aimed to celebrate the diverse talents and colors of women’s capabilities, promoting the inclusion of women with various abilities, talents, and traits towards forging a more equitable society.

Additionally, this event served as a platform for CKC to extend a heartfelt shout-out to all girls and women who have contributed to and engaged with our activities. Let’s embrace International Women’s Day and spread the message of ‘Inspire Inclusion.’


(Han Nguyen)


We are excited to announce that CKC has been selected as one of the Implementing Partners for the ASEAN Data Science Explorers (ASEAN DSE) 2024’s enablement session for underserved youth, especially young females.

In partnership with the ASEAN Foundation, CKC offers 1,000 youths from the Central region FREE access to training in Analytics Clouds and Apps Development, tailored for inclusivity with no need for extensive coding experience. This initiative aims to equip participants with vital digital skills for personal and professional advancement and inviting them to showcase these skills at the ASEAN Data Explorer Competition in May 2024 with a total prize value up to USD 7,000. Through this collaborative effort, CKC and the ASEAN Foundation are dedicated to fostering the development of digital literacy and innovation among the next generation.

Please stay tuned for the coming exciting activities!!!

ASEAN Data Science Explorers (ASEAN DSE) is a flagship programme under the ASEAN Foundation’s partnership with SAP, and it has been running for seven years. The ASEAN DSE programme has been enlisted on the ASEAN Work Plan on Youth 2021-2025 under Priority Area 3 – Employment and Opportunity, Programme 3.1: Supporting the dissemination of opportunities for ASEAN youth to develop technical and digital skills relevant to a future labour market, including by supporting ASEAN cooperation in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Further information about the programme can be retrieved from


(Han Nguyen)

At its core, a census is about gathering comprehensive data from every individual in a research community, providing invaluable demographic insights. These insights are crucial for statistical analysis, planning, and social management.

In today’s world of ‘liquid modernity’* – a time characterized by rapid and constant change – staying updated through regular censuses is more important than ever. The challenge is real and pressing.

This past week, from January 7th to 12th, our team at CKC had the privilege of conducting our latest census in Ky Anh Town, Ha Tinh Province. This recent effort is a continuation of our ongoing journey, building on the foundation of our previous censuses in late 2020, early 2021, and mid-2022 to capture the most current and accurate information about this vibrant project-affected community.

Reflecting on three years of dedicated research and project implementation, CKC has two key insights to share: ‘solid’ and ‘fluid’:

  • Be “solid” in approaching each and every individual. We’re not just counting people; we’re making every count!
  • Be “solid” with the truth in data by following the data collection procedure and requirements that minimize bias and maximize authenticity.
  • Be “solid” with data analysis, storage, and management, ensuring its longevity for future reference and cross-checking.
    And also:
  • Be “fluid” for Adaptive Planning: always proactive to flow with changes.
  • Be “fluid” for Personalized Engagement: Be flexible in our approach. We meet people where they are, respecting their time, conditions, and abilities. Every interaction is tailored, and every voice is valued.
  • Be “fluid” for Responsive Fieldwork: Our “liquid” stance keeps us agile in the field. We are more than researchers. We are problem-solvers on the move.

After concluding our journey, CKC cumulatively gathered insights from nearly 1,500 households with a population of over 6,000, marking a significant milestone in our endeavor to socially access community changes under the impacts of many industry projects.

In all of our census investigations, CKC always spend tremendous efforts to approach each and every one in the community to record their voices and situations. We do not count people, we make them count!

*Note: “Liquid Modernity” is a sociological concept suggested by Zymunt Bauman to address the fast-changing dynamics of our society.


(Quyen Mai)