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The Asia Foundation
Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are typically added in the following Spring. Fiscal Year 2013 projects will be added in Spring, 2014.

Displaying 97 Projects

Projects : Laos

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2012

Access 4 Asia

Increasing access to information by providing useful, accessible, and recent information in Lao language and encouraging greater Internet use in Laos for research and seeking data. Translating 26 articles on environment, law, and gender from English into Lao and posting them on the largest repository of Lao language information (www.lao44.org) for free use.

Total Expenditures: $8,400

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Access to Information through Film

Facilitating increased access to information by supporting the third annual LuangPrabang Film Festival and related filmmaking and educational activities around this event. Activities encourage young Lao filmmakers and the development of a Lao film industry, and bring films to rural areas through a mobile cinema.

Local Partner:

LuangPrabang Film Festival

Total Expenditures: $10,000

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Anti-Human Trafficking Day

Raising awareness of human trafficking through supporting the Lao Youth Union to organize Anti-Human Trafficking Day activities, such as a mass-media campaign and school drama competitions. This project focuses on awareness as a strategy for prevention and on providing a widespread access to information in order for Lao society to understand and better combat the problem of human trafficking.

Local Partner:

UN Inter-Agency Project

Total Expenditures: $3,000

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Building Grassroots Self-Help Groups

Encouraging civic participation in government through developing grassroots groups of parents of children with disabilities by developing their skills as advocates working to secure the right to education for their children.

Local Partner:

Power International Laos

Total Expenditures: $15,349

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Building Knowledge of the Internet and Providing Electronic Information

Encouraging university students to more effectively use electronic information by building and maintaining volunteer groups that conduct outreach and educational activities to peers and university faculties to promote access to information.

Local Partner:

Coalition for Lao Information Communication and Knowledge (CLICK)

Total Expenditures: $8,600

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Building Up Women Leaders

Building leadership skills for women in leadership positions (especially Lao women who are working in government) in order to improve strategies and skills that can prepare them to take on higher positions. Running workshops first for participants from different Ministries and the Vientiane Capital Office and then for participants from the Government Cabinet, Lao NCAW, and the Lao Women’s Union Central Office.

Local Partner:

Lao National Commission for the Advancement of Women (Lao NCAW)

Total Expenditures: $13,335

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Program in Laos: Improving Water Quality for Lao Citizens, Phase II

Continuing to use river monitoring to protect natural resources and enable broad Lao constituencies to participate in building the environmental sustainability of Lao PDR. Enabling community representatives to participate meaningfully in environmental stewardship, to preserve and improve water quality, and to use river monitoring to protect natural resources while promoting more sustainable economic development.

Local Partners:

Lao Front for National Construction; Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union; Lao Women’s Union; National University of Laos; Ministry of Resources and Environment

Total Expenditures: $103,020

Funding Sources:
The McConnell Foundation
2012

Developing Skills to Host International Events

Developing Laos’ capacity to host international events by enabling two Institute of Foreign Affairs staff to attend an official course on Conference Management in Manila, Philippines, in preparation for a hosting of a series of high-level and large events in Laos for the first time. The Philippine Foreign Service invited and hosted the participants to attend the course

Local Partner:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Institute of Foreign Affairs

Total Expenditures: $5,456

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Developing Young Lao Filmmakers

Encouraging the emergence of a Lao film industry by training Lao youth in filmmaking. In addition to technical training, participants wrote, directed, and filmed their own short films, available on YouTube and shown at the LuangPrabang Film Festival.

Local Partner:

The Language Project

Total Expenditures: $5,000

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Facilitating the Books for Asia Program in Laos

Facilitating the Books for Asia program in the Lao PDR by supporting required expenses incurred by the Central Library, National University of Laos to assist with bringing books into Laos and managing a warehouse, book donations, and communication with BFA recipients in order to ensure the books are distributed and reach their destinations in Vientiane and the provinces properly.

Local Partner:

National University of Lao PDR, Central Library

Total Expenditures: $14,906

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
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