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

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Expo Yguazú Porã

Promotion makes it successful... So here's the promotion video of Paraguay's DHO Exhibition, Expo Yguazú Porã in the Yguazú lake communities. The exhibition offers 110 hands-on programs featured eco-friendly activities. Since this was applied in an environmental project, each program offers tree planting activities at the end of the programs. Do you want to make a full-green rich environment in your communities too? Here's your solution! Learn and practice, participate in programs! Also the Facebook page was developed for the event and they have a quite number of fans already! Well, for the event to be successful, it is essential to promote the event! Needless to say, Facebook is a … Continue reading Expo Yguazú Porã

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.

Fourth Roundtable

Roundtable Discussion on Rural Development and Community Capacity: Case of Rural Development in Thailand Disparity between rural and urban communities is widening in developed and developing countries. This makes rural development is a globally significant issue to reduce the gap and eliminate poverty. To provide the APU graduate students, mainly Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) fellows the opportunity to face this issue, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) held the “4th Roundtable Discussion on Rural Development and Community Capacity” from August 7 to 9, 2012. During the first two days of the roundtable discussion there were presentations from academics and development practitioners about conceptual knowledge, as well as experiential and practical cases for rural … Continue reading Fourth Roundtable