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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MI ENHANCES REGIONAL PROJECT IDENTIFICATION CAPACITIES FOR PROSPECTIVE MKCF PROPONENTS FROM MEKONG COUNTRIES AND REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Mekong Institute (MI), with support from the Mekong-Republic of Korea Cooperation Fund (MKCF), is organizing the “Training on Regional Project Identification” from March 18 to 22, 2024, in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Thirty-three participants from various ministries, institutes and international organizations across the five Mekong countries and Republic of Korea (ROK) participated in the five-day training …

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MI, DOA AND SCI SPEARHEAD A NEW CROP INSURANCE INITIATIVE FOR STRENGTHENED AGRICULTURAL RESILIENCE IN ASEAN

In a significant step towards enhancing agricultural resilience in Southeast Asia, Mekong Institute (MI) has partnered with Thailand’s Department of Agriculture (DOA) and Sanyu Consultants Inc. (SCI) to advance regional cooperation on crop insurance through the project ‘Promotion of Crop Insurance in ASEAN through Public and Private Partnership’, which was launched during a hybrid kickoff …

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SYNTHESIS WORKSHOP UNVEILS LANCANG-MEKONG BUSINESS FORUM SUCCESSES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

In a bid to capitalize on the progress of the transformative Lancang-Mekong Business Forums (LMBF) spanning 2018 to 2024, Mekong Institute, in close cooperation with Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce, hosted a Synthesis and Evaluation Workshop on March 15, 2024, in Khon Kaen, Thailand. This workshop aimed to spotlight the successes and best practices stemming from …

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PREPARATORY MEETING BETWEEN THAILAND AND MI SETS STAGE FOR LANCANG-MEKONG SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES PROMOTION FOR INTRA-REGIONAL TRADE

In a crucial step towards advancing regional economic integration, a preparatory meeting between Mekong Institute (MI) and Thailand’s key officials was convened in Bangkok to lay the groundwork for the upcoming “Project on Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Promotion for Intra-Regional Trade in the Lancang-Mekong (LM) Region” also dubbed as “SEZ Project.” The SEZ Project aims …

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CLTV EMBARKS ON A CLIMATE-SMART POSTHARVEST COURSE FOR A RESILIENT AGRIFOOD VALUE CHAIN

To enhance the region’s capability in adopting innovative postharvest solutions, Mekong Institute (MI), supported by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), held the Regional Training Program on Climate-Smart Postharvest Technologies from February 19 to 23 at the MI Training Center in Khon Kaen, Thailand. The course gathered 30 representatives from Cambodia, …

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ENHANCING VALUE CHAINS AND REGIONAL AGRI-FOOD TRADE: MI AND IFRI LEAD ASEAN-CGIAR IP4 INCEPTION WORKSHOP

Bangkok, Thailand – Mekong Institute (MI) and CGIAR’s research arm, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), joined forces in organizing an inception workshop on February 23, 2024, aimed at fostering a unified understanding of the ASEAN-CGIAR Regional Program Intervention Package 4 (IP4) and its alignment with ASEAN’s overarching objectives. IP4 stands among the eight …

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