Alumni

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

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.