On March 3rd 2021, GIZ ProFEBII hosted the EEA Laos Alliance’s first Virtual Online Exchange Dialogue using its MS Teams communication platform.
Altogether 23 people from 18 different organizations participated in the dialogue event, including government (DoE, PONRE, DoNRE), civil society (GDA, LBA, MCA, GAPE), social enterprises (Thakien Lao, Green Vientiane, Zero Waste Laos, Mind Media, RDA), University (SEED, NREP), private sector (EDC and Mekong Timber) and international (WWF, WCS, UNDP). The aim of the exchange dialogue is to engage environmental education (EE) practitioners and supporting organizations to share perspectives on environmental education and awareness raising tools, methods, approaches that they are using in Laos. At the start of the event, Ms. Khaikeo Chanthavisouk, Deputy Head of Environmental Promotion Division of the MoNRE Department of Environment (DoE) presented DoE’s policy related to environmental protection as well as sharing on their EEA capacity building training, school and community outreach activities, and EEA materials and resources. It is hoped that this will be a regular activity of the EEA Laos Alliance in the future.