Activities at Province

As ProCEEd II came to an end on September, 2017 and ProCEEd III has started, two German development advisors (DAs) and their Lao assistants have left ProCEEd II. ProCEEd III has been reduced to two target provinces, namely Khammouane and  Bolikhamxai.

Phillip Bengel as development advisor (DA) and Yerlor Sotuky as field assistant have started supporting ProCEEd in cooperation with the Provincial Offices of Natural Resources and Environment (PONRE) in the Khammouane Province. The DA's main task is to continue strengthening the project's cooperation with government officials and other Lao-German projects at the province and district level. He supports the environmental bus and truck that tour villages and towns in the provinces at least twice a year, and sets up additional non-formal environmental education activities with schools etc. In addition, the advisor does the annual planning together with his PONRE counterparts. After a preparation phase in Vientiane, Phillip Bengel moved to Thakek, Khammouane around 8th August, 2017 He is supported for interpretation and organizational tasks by his field assistant,

Phillip Bengel holds a Bachelor of Environment Engineering and a Master in Biodiversity & Environmental Education. He worked as project manager for a local BUND Friends of the Earth program, which was about evaluation of education opportunities for environmental protection concerns in youth work and for public relations. In cooperation with Die Multivision e.V., a small German NGO, he promoted supplemental units for environmental protection, sustainable development and resource management education in schools, nation-wide. Before joining GIZ Laos, Phillip worked as a freelance educational consultant and coach for socio-ecological sustainability issues based on a non-profit policy. Phillip from Weissenburg in Germany is 29 years old, and aims to live the change he wants to implement and therefore tries to reduce his individual ecological footprint every day.

Yerlor Sotuky works as a ProCEEd field assistant in Thakek, Khammouane Province. He graduated from the Faculty of Environment Science, University of Laos in the major subject of environmental management.  During his studies, he gained working experience with the Arava International Center and during a one-year agricultural training in Israel. Yerlor completed an internship at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Vientiane Capital. He obtained his English language competence from the Phameuang College in Laos.


Recent News

posted 3 Sept, 2016

Hands-on Training on the Production of Provincial Environmental Radio Programs

ProCEEd trained more than 70 radio journalists from four provincial and district radio stations in Khammouane  and Houaphan on the production of environmental radio programs. The training aimed at enhancing the journalists’ basic knowledge and capacities about environmental issues. The trainings were held in Thakhek, Khammouane Province on 27 July, 2016 and in Samneua, Houaphan Province on 5 Aug, 2016. More...

osted 1 Sept, 2016

Capacity Development on Environmental Education for Province and District Staff in Khammouane

ProCEEd held a Introduction into Environmental Education workshop in Thakek, Khammouane on 23-25 August, 2016. Nine participants from PONRE Thakhek and three from DONRE Boualapha achieved a better understanding of what environmental education is all about by means of an overview and examples as well as working group sessions on related outreach activities. The workshop aimed at developing capacities related to environmental education activities. More...

Posted on 15 June, 2016

Environmental Awareness Raising Activities Conducted by PONRE in Khammouane

On 25-26 May, 2016 the Khammouane Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment (PONRE) in cooperation with ProCEEd conducted its first field activities in Boualapha District. The activities aimed at learning about forest protection and natural disasters. The ProCEEd team comprised three volunteers from PONRE Thakhek and DONRE Boualapha. After a period of planning and preparation, the team practiced its skills in Dou and Nongbua village. More...

Posted on 29 Feb, 2016

Useful Resources in the Garbage

On 20-21 February 2016, ProCEEd in cooperation with the Mobile Conservation Unit (MCU) of the National University of Laos and officials of the Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment (PONRE) seized the opportunity of the Sikhottabong Festival in Thakhek, Khammouane Province to stage non-formal environmental education activities on solid waste management. More...

Posted on 30 Jan, 2016

Thakhek Schools Enjoy Environmental Tour

On 23 January 2016, ProCEEd welcomed around 220 young people to an evening event of the ProCEEd environmental tour in Thakhek, the capital of Khammouane Province. The Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment (PONRE) as the organizer of the event appreciated that so many students, their parents and Thakhek citizens accepted the invitation which had been distributed at schools and through the radio. More...



Second Survey on Environmental Awareness in Laos

As a follow-up to the 2012 KAP survey, ProCEEd launched a post-KAP in November 2016. It will compare results from 2012 with the ones from 2016. More...

Comic Book and Illustrations on Wildlife Conservation

ProCEEd published a comic book and a series of illustrations on wildlife conservation used on the 2016 Environmental Tour. More...

Training on Provincial Environmental Radio Programs

ProCEEd trained journalists from radio stations in Khammouane and Houaphan on environmental radio program productions. More...


You can now watch 12 professionally produced documentary films broadcast on LNTV in 2017. Three or four episodes of 15 minutes each make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic, e.g. wildlife or forest protection. More films supported by ProCEEd and other GIZ projects are shown as well.


You can listen in to selected radio programs produced by LNR Khammouane in Thakek and Boualapha as well as by LNR Huaphan in Sam Neua and Houameuang. Some of them have even been translated into Khmu and Hmong language. Three 15-min episodes make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic.


At the provincial and district level, Environmental Tours with entertaining environmental education activities regularly tour four provinces and Vientiane Capital. A bus and a truck using solar-powered equipment facilitate film, theatre and local learning and discussion initiatives. Don’t miss the tour!