TVNI and Community Announcements

This page is dedicated for various TVNI and Community Announcements.  These include announcements submitted by the vetiver community like training workshops, conferences and webinars. To do this you should send the announcement to the Webmaster at [email protected]

June 10, 2022. …  Automatic notifications of new website posts and page updates.
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HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand (TVNI’s Patron)  will give, and present, a special trophy to the overall winner of the best video. This is wonderful news and we are very appreciative of this generous and prestigious award.
I would remind you that videos have to be submitted by end of August 2022. Please check the instructions and rules set out under the post at: Vetiver System Short Video Competition 
I would be grateful if you could pass this information and link to vetiver users who might like to participate in the competition. From what I see from our Facebook Vetiver group, there are at least 100 users who could make an interesting video. We would particularly like videos that depict interesting and innovative vetiver activities, both technical and promotional. Even if you do not win a prize your video will be shared with others and will help in the expansion of global Vetiver. We are great sharers of information, here is a chance to take your “activism” a step further. Thank you all.😀

March 19 2022. … A Short Video Competition with the theme “Vetiver System – A Climate Smart Technology” has been jointly organized by the Office of Royal Development Projects Board (ORDPB) of Thailand and The Vetiver Network International (TVNI). Cash AWARDS totaling US$8,000

  •  Purpose: To demonstrate, through appropriately focused short videos, the development, application, promotion, dissemination and impact of the Vetiver System (VS). Special attention should be given to the importance of VS for building community resilience and adaption to increasingly common extreme weather events and changing climate.
  • Competition content: Restricted to short videos (2-7 minutes) about the Vetiver System. Videos must be newly created. The videos do not have to be professionally made. “Home” videos are acceptable and are encouraged – it’s the message, and how it is presented, that counts!
  • Time schedule: All videos, should be electronically delivered to Office of Royal Development Projects Board (ORDPB) [email protected] no later than September 1, 2022.
  • Awards Presentation. An online webinar will be organized probably in mid-October to show the winning videos and award presentation.
  • More details and a two-part form that must be completed (Part 1 – entry information, and Part 2 – video completion and submission) can be found here. Note: if you intend entering the competition it is important to complete part 1 now. This will ensure that you receive updates that may include information on awards and further video uploading instructions.