D-HOPE for Community Development in Thailand

Hello our readers! Season's greetings but first....long time no see! We are very sorry not to keep up with our activities recently, but we're back! Our last work of 2017 has been in Thailand for officially starting off our first JICA's technical cooperation project, "Community-based Entrepreneurship Promotion" (D-HOPE Project). It is a 4 year project, which covers at least 45 provinces among 76 provinces! However the Thai government is willing to introduce D-HOPE in the entire country as a country policy together with their OTOP policy, so we'll see how this goes! We are starting with 9 provinces (Surin, Chang Mai, Chonburi, Tran, Mukdahan, Nakhon Panom, Lamphun, Ranong, Chanthaburi) for … Continue reading D-HOPE for Community Development in Thailand

Project for Community Entrepreneurial Capacity and Rural Enterprise Development in Bhutan

In March 2015, we have supported and followed-up our former trainees for JICA Training program from Bhutan on their action plan. The action plan was formulated during the training period in Japan and Thailand for community entrepreneurial capacity and rural enterprise development on Decentralised Hands-on Exhibition Policy. With the initiative of the department of Cottage and Small Industry, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, we have collaborated for the implementation of the Decentralized Hands-on Exhibition in Tongsa district and the capital city of Thimphu as a start, conducted workshops and hands-on program testing. We also hold the National Stakeholder Workshop as a main activity of this particular follow-up project for different … Continue reading Project for Community Entrepreneurial Capacity and Rural Enterprise Development in Bhutan

Featured Video on the Decentralized Hands-on Exhibition Approach

Systematic Value-Addition for Rural Communities We are happy to announce our latest video on the Decentralized Hands-on Exhibition Approach on our YouTube channel. It is also published through JICA website since this project was financed by them. This film explains the Decentralized Hands-on Exhibition Approach using the case of Surin Province, Thailand, supplemented with other countries for rural and community capacity development discussions. You can see the step by step implementation activities in the video! Many thanks to our project stakeholders in Surin, Thailand and we hope you to enjoy the video and hopefully this is useful for your development activities. Let us know your opinion on the video!  

Khong Dee Muang Surin Festival 3

[tnc-pdf-viewer-iframe file="http://ifcd-j.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Thai-Catalogue-2013-E.pdf" width="500" height="680" download="true" print="true" fullscreen="true" share="true" zoom="true" open="true" pagenav="true" logo="false" find="false" language="en-US" page="" default_zoom="auto"] Time goes fast! 3 years of our project in Thailand is almost ending... this year they have over 300 programs in the whole Surin province. The catalogue publication is done in Thai language so here's only English ver. as an example. Give us your thoughts on Thai catalogue or project!

The Provincial level Participatory Evaluation Meeting

The participatory evaluation meeting at provincial level was held on 12th Feb. There were guests such as vice governor and the chief of the Surin provincial community development office for encouraging participants. The evaluation results from all districts were presented and participants were also encouraged to evaluate 2nd year and plan activities for the coming 3rd year round of the project. — 場所: Surin, Thailand // 投稿 by Institute for Community Design.

Review Report on JICA Training Program

Review Report on JICA Training Program  Since 2006, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) has been conducting two to three week short-term training programs in partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and as part of Japan’s international cooperation program. These training programs centre on the theme of ‘Community Capacity and Rural Development’ and utilize local Japanese experience in rural development, such as the One Village One Product Movement in Oita Prefecture and the Decentralized Hands-on (DHO) Exhibition (Onpaku). APU had conducted 35 training programs and received 447 participants from Asia, Africa and Latin American countries since 2006 to mid-2012 when this review was implemented. This report was commissioned by JICA to review the content, … Continue reading Review Report on JICA Training Program