MEKONG INSTITUTE

MEKONG INSTITUTE

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.


Vision

Capable and committed human resources working together for a more integrated, prosperous and harmonious GMS.


Mission

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

Contact Information:

123 Mittraphap Road
Muang District Khon Kaen, 40002
THAILAND

Tel: (+ 66) 43-202-411 to 2, (+ 66) 43-203-656 to 7
Email: information@mekonginstitute.org
Website: www.mekonginstitute.org



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