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Official Project Launch of the Learning from China's Experience to Improve the Response to COVID-19 in the Asia and Pacific Region

The above mentioned project has received support from the South-South Cooperation Assistance Funds (SSCAF), to strengthen the preparedness and responding capacity at the Asia-Pacific regional level…  


Through the lense of a Quarantine Center doctor

Santee Phetkaysone, a 24 year-old young doctor was assigned to be stationed at the KM 21 quarantine center, an 18-room facility in Champasak Province from August to October of 2020. As one of the few…  


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…  


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)…  


Changing perspectives: The Stereotype and the Sinh

Sayfon Sayalard, 27, said he was originally a vegetable farmer who also foraged for wild mushrooms, found in the sanctuary. In recent years, due to changes in weather and the lack of rain, there…  


One call away: Innovation to inform people with disabilities on COVID-19

Along with official news and information from valid sources and trusted organizations, misinformation has also been circulating, increasing the challenges in keeping society informed about public…  


UNDP: Governments must lead fight against coronavirus misinformation and disinformation

Proliferation of dangerous disinformation and misinformation threaten national pandemic responses, putting even more lives and livelihoods at risk  


Are we ready for the new normal?

It is understandable that weeks of being unable to go out, meet or live “normally” must have been taken its toll. But isn’t it too early to throw caution to the winds?  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Concerted action with a focus on equity could still limit the impacts of this unprecedented crisis: closing the digital divide would reduce by more than two-thirds the number of children currently not…  


How COVID19 could accelerate digitalization in Laos

In such circumstances, a lot of people, particularly entrepreneurs and employees, needed to pivot and find ways to economically survive. Especially in Vientiane, the country’s quiet capital, digital…  

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