This event is without a doubt the largest civil society event ever organized in the Lao PDR and regarded as the most successful AEPF to date. On that note, we Lao NPAs and iNGO civil society organizing partners of the AEPF9 are proud to share the AEPF9 Final Statement...read more
Five years ago, Sombath Somphone gave the following keynote speech at the Asia-Europe Peoples' Forum. How many donors, diplomats or civil society organisations in Laos will dare to share his words today? Challenges for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable...read more
The decree [115/PM] reflects the view of the Lao government that civil society has a role to play in the country’s development, but civil society should play this role under the government’s control and in line with government policies and goals. ...The government...read more
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