Alumni

To this date, more than 6,000 alumni have attended Mekong Institute's learning programs.

Zha Wenhong

Research and Database Development for Chambers of Commerce and Industry along North South Economic Corridors, China

Research and Database Development for Chambers of Commerce and Industry along North South Economic Corridors, March 15-29, 2013

We are nourished and linked together by the same river—Mekong River, and MI is the platform, by which we...

Research and Database Development for Chambers of Commerce and Industry along North South Economic Corridors, China

Research and Database Development for Chambers of Commerce and Industry along North South Economic Corridors, March 15-29, 2013

We are nourished and linked together by the same river—Mekong River, and MI is the platform, by which we can share the GMS spirit of trust, friendship and cooperation, jointly participant in GMS Economic Cooperation, and will realize the Vision in the future: A more integrated, prosperous and Equitable Growth GMS. We believe, MI will continue to train generations of talented participants and will be the place from which the trainees can start to fly with their dreams.

Mr. Tia Vannareth

Safety and Regulations Programme Officer of NAP, MRC

Integrated Water Resources Management for Junior Riparian Professionals, January 14 25, 2013

On behalf of Cambodian, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Thai, and Vietnam participants and on behalf of myself, we would like to say thank you to Dr. Suchat Katima, Director of Mekong Institute very much for...

Safety and Regulations Programme Officer of NAP, MRC

Integrated Water Resources Management for Junior Riparian Professionals, January 14 25, 2013

On behalf of Cambodian, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Thai, and Vietnam participants and on behalf of myself, we would like to say thank you to Dr. Suchat Katima, Director of Mekong Institute very much for teaching us on Integrated Water Resource Management training course at the Mekong River Commission Secretariat Office in Phnom Penh in the week 1, January 14-18, 2013 for Junior Riparian Professional Batch 8. We are very happy to listen your valuable presentation, explaination and interesting ideas that you gave us during the course. You are a very good and experience lecturer.

This training course is very valuable for us because we could gain not only theories, but also the real daily situation that we are working in our national institutions and societies. During the course, Dr. Suchat tried to find exercises, case study including video and let us to explore your own ideas by doing country and mixed groups presentation which relating to the topic of your daily presentation on IWRM course and he always added more technical words when the group did not say. During the five days on IWRM course, we have done many presentations in the group but the most attracting for me is the first and the second presentation on The case study of Num Dam because this presentation could give me to think more if we are in the role of government, famers or NGO and how to identify, categorize and plan strategy of each stakeholders who are involve in the project. From module 1 to module 5 and handouts, I like them all but in module 4 The management tools on IWRM planning is the less interesting for me.

Besides, Ms. Jutamas Thongcharoeun, Associate Programme Manager is also the best assistant during the IWRM course. She often assisted Dr. Suchat by arranging the class, gave instruction to the participants at the beginning and during of the course, stuck important definition and daily schedule on the wall, took photos and uploaded all subjects to Mekong Institute website. She was very friendly and best assistant.

Moreover, all participants are very friendly and happy all the times because they can explore differently games in order to make a class with the most energizers during the afternoon time. They often take care from one to another when someone got sick. Say the true when Nong felt bad, she got many advices and medicines from her colleagues. Furthermore, they often help the class when his/her did not so clear in any subjects. We are very closed friend.

I would like to thank Ms. Ton Nu Thi Thanh Yen, Programme Coordinator, Navigation Programme of Mekong River Commission who assigned me to participate in the Integrated Water Resource Management.

I would like also to thank to Programme Coordinator of Integrated Capacity Building Programme of the MRC and Mekong Institute to organize the IWRM training course at MRC.

I personally think that the IWRM course is very interesting and very fruitful for me even though I came from Navigation Programme. To be a staff of MRC we are not only know in our own field but also in many different subjects which relating to MRC training programme.

Mr. Chunlei Shan

Associate Chief Physician Rehabilitation Medicine Department, China

2011: Strategic and Participatory Planning and Management

I have come back to my hospital in Nanjing and everything is well. I hope everything is well with you.
Thanks again for all your efforts on our training courses and our life in MI. You all are kind, thoughtful, and very...

Associate Chief Physician Rehabilitation Medicine Department, China

2011: Strategic and Participatory Planning and Management

I have come back to my hospital in Nanjing and everything is well. I hope everything is well with you.
Thanks again for all your efforts on our training courses and our life in MI. You all are kind, thoughtful, and very skilled in your special fields. Although I am a physician, I believe what I learned in MI will be helpful to my future work that we will establish a new and advanced Rehabilitation Medicine Hospital. As a vice director of this hospital, I will adopt the strategic plan and management, which I learned from you, to facilitate the establishment and development of our hospital.

I really appreciate your instructions and help in MI and I hope all of you are healthy and happy forever.

Mr. Ly Sophea

Deputy Chief of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction Office

2011: Actively Shaping Rural Development-through Local/Regional Economic Development and Regional Management

I am very grateful to Mekong Institute, GIZ and the Federal Republic of Germany who have provided me a great opportunity to take part in the Training Series on LRED....

Deputy Chief of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction Office

2011: Actively Shaping Rural Development-through Local/Regional Economic Development and Regional Management

I am very grateful to Mekong Institute, GIZ and the Federal Republic of Germany who have provided me a great opportunity to take part in the Training Series on LRED. Also, I would like to be thankful to MIs warm welcome and memorable reception during the training course. For the reflection to this course, I reported the main concepts of RRD and their key functions to my director and shared documents and the remarkable contentment and enjoyment from MI to my colleagues. The enjoyable working group and noticeably enlightened techniques from Dr. Georg Bokeloh are perceptual and outstanding. Honestly, I have improved and experienced a lot from the training course not only the concepts and key view points of RRD but also the training materials, group working and networking.

Hopefully, I expect that the second phase is going to express more detail in methods and instruments used in Local Economic Development and Regional Management.
Please keep networking.

Once again, I would like to express thanks to your reliable and considerate efforts, nice collaboration and supports.

Mr. Sok Kimchhin

Administrative Assistant for FSP

2011: Actively Shaping Rural Development-through Local/Regional Economic Development and Regional Management

On behalf of Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) team Cambodia, I am honor to say thank you very much for your valuable time to share us your knowledge in the training series; and also overview of...

Administrative Assistant for FSP

2011: Actively Shaping Rural Development-through Local/Regional Economic Development and Regional Management

On behalf of Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) team Cambodia, I am honor to say thank you very much for your valuable time to share us your knowledge in the training series; and also overview of regional development in Germany, but also the context of Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. On sum of these, you also played a very important to facilitate in the training period.

Once again, I am pleasured to say I have been gaining a new knowledge relevant to rural and regional management concept, which could be applied to my institution but also Cambodia as well. Hence, I do really enjoy my staying in MI; we got very good food and staying in a very good room. Indeed, I am pleasant to get warmly service from all program facilitators of MI. Therefore, I am very proud and have a pride to see all of you. Especially, this participation assists me to have a lot of happiness, and enjoyable for a whole week.

Hopefully, there will be something more interesting in the next two phases.

Many thanks for your supports and cooperation.

Mr. Nim Sour

Local Expert

2011: Effective Facilitation and Communication Skills

I was personally very happy to be with all of you in MI, Thailand. Frankly, I learned alot from all of you during this training course.

Even though We had only one week time of being together but We have very good relationship, good time and we know each other well and this...

Local Expert

2011: Effective Facilitation and Communication Skills

I was personally very happy to be with all of you in MI, Thailand. Frankly, I learned alot from all of you during this training course.

Even though We had only one week time of being together but We have very good relationship, good time and we know each other well and this cannot be separated and forgotten easily. Though we are a way from each other but through the present-day technology one can easily see each other from a wide distance. I'm sure we will personally meet other again in the near future.

Again, thank so much for your concerns. We wish You and your family have good luck, healthy and wealthy. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our resource persons, Dr. Bes and Dr. Suchat as well as Mr. Kittikhoun, Mrs Mith and Ms Wen for their effort and support.

Mr.Sompheng Voravong

Area Based Planning Advisor

2011: Actively Shaping Rural Development-through Local/Regional Economic Development and Regional Management

We would like to thank you very much for your kindly help and support us start from the beginning until end, we are very appreciate on that. Hopefully, you will provide us such best facilitation to us again and...

Area Based Planning Advisor

2011: Actively Shaping Rural Development-through Local/Regional Economic Development and Regional Management

We would like to thank you very much for your kindly help and support us start from the beginning until end, we are very appreciate on that. Hopefully, you will provide us such best facilitation to us again and see you in July

Ms. Nguyen Thu Hang

Office Clerk, Department of International Affairs Foreign Trade University, Viet Nam

2010: Regional Research Development and Methodology

I would like to say thank you to you and MI for the course you gave us. I applied all the knowledge I got from the course into the research plan and applying document for the scholarship.

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Office Clerk, Department of International Affairs Foreign Trade University, Viet Nam

2010: Regional Research Development and Methodology

I would like to say thank you to you and MI for the course you gave us. I applied all the knowledge I got from the course into the research plan and applying document for the scholarship.

Ms. Eyiuche Theodora Unachukwu

Principal Program Officer, M & E Department Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)

2010: Enhancing Entrepreneurship in SME Development and Export Consortia

Thanks for warm reception and hospitality showered on us throughout the course period. Honestly you people are wonderful and am going to miss you all. I pray that...

Principal Program Officer, M & E Department Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)

2010: Enhancing Entrepreneurship in SME Development and Export Consortia

Thanks for warm reception and hospitality showered on us throughout the course period. Honestly you people are wonderful and am going to miss you all. I pray that one day some how some where we will be able to meet again in life. We arrived Nigeria successfully and all credit goes to you all in mekong institute. I will miss you all . My regards to you and please do remain bless.

Mr.Muhammad Saleem Jalbani

Assistant Chief, Pakistan

2010: Income Generation and Poverty Reduction for Development

"Mekong Institute (MI) made my stay comfortable and enjoyable like my home"

At the very beginning I must say my sincere thanks to TICA and express my pleasure that TICA gave me a chance to be one of participants in the training program ie Income generation...

Assistant Chief, Pakistan

2010: Income Generation and Poverty Reduction for Development

"Mekong Institute (MI) made my stay comfortable and enjoyable like my home"

At the very beginning I must say my sincere thanks to TICA and express my pleasure that TICA gave me a chance to be one of participants in the training program ie Income generation and poverty reduction for development. This is an immense opportunity for me to say words of excellence about the training program held from 22nd February 2010 which continued till 20th March, 2010 at the glorious Mekong Institute. The Mekong Institute (MI), Khon Kaen University conducted the training program with enthusiastic team in incredible and exceptional way which will be remembered for longer time.

During the training course, I had given a chance to learn variety of things and I want to share few important concepts and themes with the readers and my fellows which were the part of the training program like poverty, PRA its methods and tools as well as to know the mechanism and strategy how to carry out PRA at DONG BUNG VILLAGE and to understand concept of sufficiency economy, income generation, monitoring mechanism, mainstreaming gender in design and monitoring frame work, group discussions and work during the lectures and field visits. In addition to above, during the visit of BANGKOK, I witnessed many projects of income generation activates in the ROYAL CHITRALADA AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS like Bio-diesel , charcoal, rice mill , milk plant, wind energy, solar energy and cattle farming etc and alike at BANGASI ARTS AND CRAFT CENTRE resembling wood working, weaving and glass making etc.
In the same way, we visited other several places, villages and NGOs to be acquainted with the culture, Tourism, best practices, traditional diversity, experiences, and application of best practices and transforming the concept of sufficiency economy into realty for the sustainable livelihood of people of Thailand , including interventions and issues facing by them. So it was the effort of TICA and MI who gave us an occasion to know the culture and experiences of other countries by viewing each others country presentations focusing on income generation activities and poverty reduction efforts made by different countries considered a milestone for each of us to understand economic and social aspects through their country presentations.

Fields visits to various places organized by Ms. Jutamas and Mr. Nopparat are appreciated and tireless efforts of both became this program more enjoyable and result oriented. The services of front desk (reception) were also found excellent and the behavior of staff working at the reception could be memorized as they were polite, cooperative and responsible. Moreover the team reserved by MI for arranging our breakfast, lunches and tea arrangements was highly responsible and punctual and I remember them for longer time as they always provided enjoyable food in the kitchen.

I must say my appreciation towards the sincerity, devotion and dedicated efforts of Dr. Suchat Katima, Director MI, Ms Jutamas, Associate Program Manager and Mr. Nopparat Rattanaprathum (Nong), Program Facilitator to make the training program more victorious beyond my aspiration. Also Drivers, Guards were very cooperative and all were found committed and devoted to their job.

Besides, Ms Maria Theresa S. Medialdia of MI was also the part of team and contributed a lot and she time and again shared her experience with us. Last but not least how can I express my satisfaction towards the humble staff flourish my room and recreation spots like my home Finally Ms Jutamas gave a nice farewell party with Thai cultural show which was the result of outstanding efforts including significant role of MI management. I hope that one day MI will be a prosperous Institution in future for the world leaders and its my proud that I am the alumni of MI.