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]


April 10,2022.  …   LATEST … VETIVER SHORT VIDEO COMPETITION. The Office of Royal Development Projects Board (ORDPB) of Thailand has agreed to award a special trophy to the overall winner of this competition – more details to follow.

April 1 2022. …. MAP YOUR VETIVER LOCATION COMPETION. This competition closed on March 31. The leaders Vetiver TT (Trinidad and Tobago), Tho Ngo (Vietnam), and Vetiver GT. Ingeneria-Viva- (Guatemala) are listed in the attached image from the iNaturalist site. We audited the first three (excluding Grimshaw – ineligible to compete) and found all to have a few deficiencies. They have been asked to update and correct. These will be then checked again and the winners announced by the end of April

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.