Mr. Suriyan Vichitlekarn, MI Executive Director, welcomed H.E. Georg Schmidt, German Ambassador to Thailand, and his delegation to the MI Headquarters in Khon Kaen, Thailand on March 23, 2021.
The officials discussed possible areas of Germany-MI collaboration to enhance investments for the socioeconomic and capacity development of people in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).
In addition, Mr. Suriyan and officials of MI’s newly-launched Sustainable Energy and Environment Department met with Mr. Reinhold Elges, Country Director of GIZ Thailand and Malaysia, to explore avenues where the two organizations can strengthen development synergy for more impactful support in the areas of clean energy and climate protection.
The meetings capped the successful roll out of MI’s first webinar on “Powering Energy Transitions in the GMS,” which generated over 500 online views across the GMS. Supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and GIZ Thailand, as well as officials from the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand and China Southern Power Yunnan International Co., Ltd., MI pushed forward the participatory dialogue to help build knowledge-based policies and actions towards green and resilient economies for a sustainable GMS.