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OPDs Parallel Submission to the 2021 CRPD Review- Workshop on Data Collection and Writing

Persons with disabilities no longer want to be seen as the recipients of charity but instead as equal members of society that need certainly tailored supports and to have a greater say in what support…  


Including Persons with Disabilities in the National Socio-Economic Agenda of Lao PDR

Disability inclusion is a process of making the concerns and experiences of persons with disabilities integral to development planning. The design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of…  


Women Village Leaders in Lao PDR: ‘Custodians of Gender Egalitarianism’

The 32 year-old is 1 of the only 3 women village leaders in the District, while the remaining 43 are all male leaders. Despite 43 of the 45 villages being identified as ‘poor villages’ in the…  


Safe grounds and sounds of laughters

The grounds where Latngon Primary and Secondary School are used to be hazardous, with risks lying beneath every footstep. The fog still hovered over us as we stepped out to visit the students who have…  


New Zealand continues its funding to the UXO sector in Lao PDR

The Government of New Zealand has been a long-term partner and generous supporter of the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) sector or more than twenty years. It has now reiterated this support through an…  


Lending her voice- Chandavone

Initially, Chandavone just wanted to try out being a radio host out of pure curiosity after graduation. Never did it occur to her that her trial would turn into a long-term job, with her name becoming…  


Overcoming physical challenges with hope

Samnieng was diagnosed with polio as a young child and walks using a crutch as a supporting device. As Director of the Lao Disabled People’s Association (LDPA) and well-respected by all colleagues, it…  


Official launch of the joint project on Prevention and Elimination of Violence against Women on the International Human Rights day

A project launch and board meeting to address the Prevention and Elimination of Violence Against Women for Mainstreaming Gender into the National Development Agenda in the Lao PDR was jointly held at…  


Circular Economy will shape a low-carbon future for Lao PDR

The first introductory workshop on Circular Economy was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel with more than 50 participants from government agencies, private sector and development agencies, as well as a…  


Workshop on Digital Government

A workshop to take stock of the various efforts towards digitalization transformation in the Government of Lao PDR. The event was jointly organized by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT)…  

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