Trade and Investment Facilitation

Mekong Institute, with the support of the Government of the People’s Republic of China through the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Special Fund, is organizing a regional modular training program on “Rural E-commerce Development in Lancang-Mekong.” The training program consists of three phases scheduled between October 2018 and March 2019.  

The training is part of a two-year project on “Action Research on Rural E-commerce Development in Lancang-Mekong,” with MI as its implementing agency in coordination with Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce. It aims to promote e-commerce development as a tool that will enable enterprises to participate in broader markets and trade opportunities.


The training is designed for mid- to senior-level professionals from private and public sectors, including:

Ministry/ Department of Industry/ Commerce/ Information, Communication and Technology;
Development and Marketing Agencies for One Tambon One Product (OTOP)/ One District One Product (ODOP)/ One Village One Product (OVOP);
Rural E-commerce and E-commerce Service Providers;
Agriculture Cooperatives Alliances/ Supply and Marketing Cooperatives;
SME Clusters, Social Enterprises and Start-ups involved in E-commerce or Rural E-commerce; and
Research institutes.
Full scholarships will be provided to a total of 24 participants – four each from Cambodia, P.R. China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand.

In addition to this, the training program also welcomes self-sponsored individuals. A participation fee of USD 700 net covers the training package, accommodation, airport/hotel transfers, and lunch during the training period.

Applications are now open to interested applicants. Please submit a completed application form together with an updated CV and copy of your passport, with the subject “Country, Name, Application to LMC-4: On Rural E-commerce Development Training Program” to Ms. Hao Wen, Program Coordinator at haowen@mekonginstitute.org and haowen3118@163.com and cc to Ms. Sanchita Chatterjee, Program Specialist at sanchita@mekonginstitute.org. Nominated candidates must attach their letter of nomination along with the above mentioned requirements.

Deadline of application is on October 8, 2018.

For more information about the training, please contact Ms. Sanchita Chatterjee or Mr. Madhurjya Kumar Dutta, Director of Trade and Investment Facilitation Department, at dutta@mekonginstitute.org.

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