MEKONG INSTITUTE AND GLOBAL GREEN GROWTH INSTITUTE EXPLORE BEST PRACTICES IN MANAGING REGIONAL COOPERATION FUNDS

Khon Kaen, Thailand – April 10, 2024 –  Mekong Institute (MI) hosted a delegation from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) at its headquarters, setting the stage for fruitful discussions on avenues for regional collaboration. Both parties engaged in dialogue aimed at leveraging each other’s expertise in managing their flagship projects – MI’s Mekong-Korea Cooperation …

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MEKONG INSTITUTE KICKS OFF CREATIVE4MEKONG PROJECT TO DRIVE SUSTAINABLE HERITAGE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN THE MEKONG REGION

3rd April 2024 – Mekong Institute (MI) hosted an online meeting to inaugurate the three-year project, “Promoting Creative Industry for Heritage Tourism Development in the Mekong Region” also branded as “Creative4Mekong.” Supported by the Mekong-Republic of Korea Cooperation Fund (MKCF), the project aims to bolster creative industries, safeguard cultural heritage, and foster tourism development for …

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MI TEAMS UP WITH KHON KAEN LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH A SINGLE-USE PLASTIC REDUCTION CAMPAIGN IN NIGHT MARKETS

In a collective move to tackle the environmental impacts of plastic waste, Mekong Institute (MI) collaborated with local government authorities in Khon Kaen to initiate the ‘What’s SUP’ campaign, targeting the reduction of single-use plastics (SUP) in night markets. On April 5, 2024, MI hosted a pre-launch meeting to strengthen the partnership for the SUP …

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MI AND CREATIVE ECONOMY AGENCY EXPLORE PROSPECTIVE ALLIANCE TO BOOST CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Mekong Institute (MI), represented by its Executive Director, Mr. Suriyan Vichitlekarn, welcomed Mr. Saksee Phonsuntikul, Director of the Creative Economy Agency (CEA), Khon Kaen Branch, to MI Headquarters on March 28, 2024. The two parties delved into potential collaboration avenues, focusing on creative economy initiatives and entrepreneurial empowerment across the Northeast Region of Thailand and …

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Sustainable and Smart Tourism Development in the Mekong Region

BACKGROUND The Mekong region is among the world’s most visited travel destinations, having welcomed more than 70 million tourists in 2018 alone. As the tourism industries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand are helping promote economic growth, generate employment, and foster peaceful societies, their governments are increasing efforts to pursue a more balanced, …

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