15. Local Wisdom and Thailand Agricultural Studies Center for Development
Local Wisdom and Thailand Agricultural Studies Center for Development
Background Information of the Programme
Thailand is one of developing countries in a globalized world, where most of her local populace have required the accessibility of technology and innovation for improving their quality of life.
: Generally, the rural areas of Thailand is enriched with local wisdom and biological diversity accumulated from generations to generations. Nevertheless, it is the fact that an educational system always divides the people of young generation from social reality and a genuine atmosphere of their living particularly the importance of the local wisdom that is the origins of Thailand and its people. That the development was based on economic growth desperately destroyed the social and cultural structures of local community.
: His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has been well aware of situations in rapidly changing world, His Majesty thus initiated the “Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy” not only for his subjects but people of all nations. This Philosophy encourages a sustainable development through moderation, reasonableness and self-immunity, together with knowledge and morality.
Agricultural Studies Center for Development is focused as a tool initiated by His Majesty on the basis of the living museum concept, to transfer knowledge and technology to all people for the great benefits of implementation. There are six centers covering all regions of Thailand and each one has its own features and characteristics appropriate to the socio-geographical contexts of each regions.
Moreover, the Royal Thai government has realized that Thailand is a friendly country in this global society, considering such conclusive evidence of a success over the economic crisis, widely know as “Tom Yum Kung Crisis” that Thailand and other countries in the Asian region was suffered from. Nonetheless, Thailand could quickly recover because of the “Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy” and Agricultural Studies Center for Development.
Duration: 9 - 27 September, 2013
Closing Date for Application: March 31, 2013
Number of Participants 17 persons
Invited Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, China, CARICOM Member Countries, Egypt, Ethiopia, FEALAC Member Countries, Gabon, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, OAS Member Countries, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, PIF Member Countries Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Cook Island, Solomon Island, Marshall Island, Niue, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu, Republic of Seychelles, Senegal, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Vietnam, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia and Thailand
This is an intermediate level programme on rural development project/programme management. The course is required for middle level government officials and managers of state-owned agencies who are involved in poverty alleviation and sustainable social and economic development. The participant should be/have:
This 19 days course aims to :
2) Field Trip
3) Advance assignment - Country report.
The course will be conducted by:
Extension and Training Office (ETO) Kasetsart University
Jatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand 10990
Tel. (662) 9428822 (ext. 208) Fax : (662) 9428708
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org , Worrawee@live.com