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As the first Vietnamese to hold the position of Country Manager of Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) in Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Thanh An is a pioneer in promoting Australian agricultural knowledge and technology to improve the livelihoods of Vietnamese farmers.
A slim old man with long white hair and bright eyes sitting under a tree behind his house making a chapi - a traditional musical instrument of the Raglai ethnic minority, is a familiar image to the people of Do village. That old man is artist Chamaléa Au, one of very few Raglai in the region who still makes chapis and has retained the ability to fine tune the sound of this instrument.
As the co-founder and president of the project “Book and Action”, Nguyen Van An has a desire to take the knowledge from books and turn it into practical actions in life. This creates confidence for the active young generation to build a better society. With the message "Action, Discipline and Don’t give up,"Nguyen Van An is the driver of a “book-train”, which carries knowledge to people at each destination.
Dr. Nguyen Thien Tao, head of the Vietnam National Museum of Nature’s Department of Nature Conservation, has over 15 years of experience in doing research on snakes. He has had many projects contributing to the Vietnamese health sector's effort to produce antivenom serums for the treatment of snake bites. 
Lieutenant Colonel and Doctor Ho Huu Tho has continuously carried out scientific research on early detection of diseases including cancer, Ebola and Sars-CoV-2 viruses using a highly sensitive genetic analysis procedure.
Vu Ngoc Thanh, Director of the US-based Douc Langur Foundation which operates in Vietnam, has done more than 25 years of research on primates, especially the red-shanked douc langur on Son Tra peninsula in Da Nang. He has made important contributions to the research and conservation of the precious langurs which are known as the "queen of primates”.
Thirty seven-year-old Chau Thanh Toan has spent 22 years volunteering in Ho Chi Minh City. He is always willing to support people in need at any time of the day or night.
Over 30 years working in the health sector, Dr. Nguyen Anh Tri's career is associated with the two biggest annual blood donation drives of Vietnam. He is regarded as a hero of the hematology and blood medicine in Vietnam.
Dr. Tran Manh Tri has been nominated for the 2020 Ta Quang Buu Award for his research “Occurrence of phthalate diesters in indoor air from several northern cities in Vietnam, and its implication for human exposure”. The 39-year-old scientist has published more than 40 works in domestic journals and another 20 in international journals.
For nearly 60 years, Khanh Ly has left an indelible impression on the hearts of fans. She has successfully performed hundreds of love songs, songs of love for homeland and anti-war songs by late songwriter Trinh Cong Son, all of which have had a tremendous effect on audiences at home and abroad.



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