Mekong Institute (MI) is an intergovernmental organization (IGO) founded by the six members countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), namely Cambodia, P.R. China (Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. We provide, implement and facilitate integrated human resource development (HRD), capacity building programs and development projects related to regional cooperation and integration.
Managed by GMS national and international staff and supported by international academics, subject-matter experts and consultants, we work with and through various local government authorities, development partners and local organizations to deliver, implement standardized and customized learning programs, workshops, seminars, policy consultation, and research and development projects.
Capable and committed human resources working together for a more integrated, prosperous and harmonious GMS.
To contribute through human resource development and capacity building to the acceleration of sustainable economic and social development and poverty alleviation in the Greater Mekong Sub-region and promote regional cooperation and integration.
Our three main thematic areas:
Agricultural Development and Commercialization
Supporting farmers to move from subsistence to modernized, commercial farming by introducing Food Safety Standards, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and effective post-harvest systems
Promoting value added in agricultural production and processing
Contributing to agriculture policy development and restructuring
Conducting research and field studies on subjects such as the benefits of smallholder farmer integration into cross border contract farming and regional value chains
Trade and Investment Facilitation
Strengthening local chambers of commerce and business associations along the GMS Economic Corridors
Integrating GMS SME into regional and global value chains
Promoting certification of logistical professionals as part of logistic sector development in support of trade
Promoting foreign direct investment and other business links in the GMS
Innovation and Technological Connectivity
Innovations to address challenges in specific sectors such as GMS power and energy sector
Initiatives that promote access to modern sustainable energy, transportation including road corridors, and financial and communication services
Mechanisms to draw together private-public partnerships to address technological connectivity in innovative ways
Capacity development for innovation and technology promotion policy
123 Mittraphap Road
Muang District Khon Kaen, 40002
Tel: (+ 66) 43-202-411 to 2, (+ 66) 43-203-656 to 7