WebNews 2013

Posted on 30 December, 2013

Environmental Bus Promotes Biodiversity and Wildlife Protection in Rural Khammouane

On 18 Nov, 2013 the Environmental Bus Tour started going rural: a one-month tour until mid January 2014 will cover 14 villages in the Boualapha District near the Hin Nam No National Protected Area (NPA). This is also the project site of a Lao-German nature conservation project. The tour was prepared by PADETC with a focus on biodiversity, wildlife and NPA co-management. More...




Posted on 15 November, 2013

Germany Commits Two Environmental Education Vehicles to MoNRE

On 12 Nov, 2013 German Ambassador, Mr. Robert von Rimscha, handed over two environmental education vehicles to DEQP-MoNRE, represented by Director General Khampadith Khammounheuang. The 14-seater bus and eight-meter truck are put to good use in non-formal environmental education activities as part of ProCEEd, a Lao-German cooperation project implemented by DEQP and GIZ. More...




Posted on 12 November, 2013

Science Film Festival Features Environmental Education

The 2013 Science Film Festival (SFF) in Laos opened for public viewings from 7-9 Nov, 2013 at the Cinema Department in Vientiane. The SFF presents science in a new ‘edutainment’ format, attracting many people in Laos to science for the first time. On 8 Nov, 2013 PADETC used ProCEEd’s environmental bus at the SFF site to rehearse a new Environmental Tour curriculum that will take them to villages in Khammouane from mid November 2013 to mid January 2014. More...




Posted on 3 November, 2013

Local Government in Khammouane Learns about Co-Management through Environmental Tour

Staff members of DEQP hopped ProCEEd’s environmental bus for Khammouane from 27 Oct to 1 Nov, 2013. They surprised their colleagues in the provincial capital, Thakek, and in Boualapha District with bus tour programs on biodiversity, wildlife and the new concept of co-management in the nearby Hin Nam No National Protected Area. The bus tour programs in Thakek and Boualapha were attended by almost 200 provincial and district staff from local government agencies. More...




Posted on 5 October, 2013

Environmental Bus Tour Starts at Schools in Vientiane

From 23 Sept to 4 Oct, 2013 the bus tour took off in Vientiane Capital when more than 5,000 students and their teachers from 20 secondary schools engaged in interactive games, songs, films and presentations about the complex issues of climate change. In an informative and entertaining way, a young team from the Mobile Conservation Unit (MCU) at the National University’s Faculty of Forestry communicated causes and effects of climate change in Laos. More...




Posted on 25 September, 2013

Children in Sayaboury Learn about Environmental Protection and Climate Change

Fourty children enthusiastically engaged in an environmental education workshop at the Children Development Centre in Sayaboury Province on 20-22 Sept, 2013. They learned about the role of forests and climate change through infotainment, an approach that combines factual information with entertainment in songs, role plays and games. The children spent two days in-class learning before they went on a field trip to a nearby medical plant reserve. More...




Posted on 19 August, 2013

New Website on Environmental Education and Communication in Laos


On 19 August 2013, Ms Souvanny Phonevilay of MoNRE has officially launched the website of ProCEEd, the Promotion of Climate-related Environmental Education project implemented by DEQP in cooperation with GIZ. The website provides up-to-date information on news, activities and products and offers users media and materials as well as literature and Internet links for a comprehensive understanding of environmental communication and education in Laos. More...




Posted on 6 August, 2013

Survey Results Presented on Environmental Awareness in Lao PDR


During a meeting at Settha Palace Hotel in Vientiane on 6 August 2013, ProCEEd presented results from a survey on the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) regarding environment, biodiversity and climate change. Participants in the conference comprised representatives of government and non-government, civil society mass and donor organizations, mass media, and the private sector who had also been interviewed for the survey in 2012. More...




Posted on 24 July, 2013

MoNRE Presents Environmental Photo Competition Awards 2013

Mr. Khampadith Khammounheuang, Director General of the Department for Environmental Quality Promotion at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, presented awards to the ten winners of the first ever Environmental Photo Competition during a ceremony at Settha Palace Hotel in Vientiane on 24 July, 2013. In March 2013, the Lao-German cooperation project ProCEEd received photos on environmental issues in Laos from more than 80 contestants. More...




Posted on 18 July, 2013

Workshops Prepare Environmental Bus Tour Program 2013

Two workshops in June and July 2013 prepared participants from various organizations for the contents and non-formal education aids of the ProCEEd Environmental Bus Tour later this year. Participants intend to act as tour operators who facilitate interactive environmental education activities inside and outside a bus and a truck. The tours focus on climate change in Vientiane and on co-management of protected areas in Khammouane Province. More...




Posted on 1 July, 2013

Environmental Magazines on Lao National Radio and TV

Based on recommendations from an international development communication expert, two environmental magazines broadcast by Lao National Radio (LNR) and Lao National TV (LNTV) and supported by ProCEEd since January 2013 have been evaluated and reshaped in June 2013. LNR’s weekly environmental radio magazine is broadcast every Monday morning from 08:00 - 08:30. Viewers of LNTV can watch the corresponding TV magazine every Sunday evening from 19:00 - 19:30. More...




Posted on 20 June, 2013

Film Summer School 2013

Twelve students of the Film Summer School 2013 presented three of their productions in Vientiane on 20 June, 2013. All of the film documentaries deal with environmental protection and were shot in the Hin Nam No National Protected Area in Khammouane during a one-week field trip in mid June. Beforehand, German filmmaker Thomas Lauterbach shared the fundamentals of visual storytelling and digital production and editing with his Lao students. More...




Posted on 5 June, 2013

Celebrating World Environment Day

On 5 June 2013, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment invited other government agencies to celebrate World Environment Day. This year’s motto was Think.Eat.Save. During a one-day workshop, participants learned about linkages between environmental and agricultural resource protection and food and nutrition security. ProCEEd supported the workshop with an exhibition of photos from the Environmental Photo Competition 2013. More...




Posted on 25 April, 2013

New Corporate Design for ProCEED

Increasing media exposure of ProCEEd activities made it necessary for the project to establish a corporate design. Lao graphical designers came up with creative ideas in a competitive bidding completed in mid April. The winning design comprises three distinct graphical elements: A three-layer and three-color wave line with a silhouette symbolizing rural environment in Laos, and the project’s tagline “Environment – We care today for tomorrow”. More...




Posted on 12 April, 2013

MOVE Workshop Triggers Interactive Learning in Non-formal Environmental Education

A group of 18 participants from MoNRE and PADETC learned about inter­active moderation and visualization methods in a MOVE workshop dated 8-10 April, 2013. The future facilitators of non-formal education events practiced in small working groups how to use brainstorming techniques, team building exercises or mini-drama sessions to trigger learning processes related to their work in environmental and biodiversity protection or climate change adaptation. More...




Posted on 10 April, 2013

MoNRE Study Reveals Low Environmental Awareness in Laos

MoNRE conducted a first-ever comprehensive environmental awareness survey among villagers and urban decision makers in Vientiane, Khammouane, Huaphan and Sayaboury in late 2012. Interviews focused on what the respondents know, feel and do regarding climate change and the environment. Alarmingly, half of the respondents agreed to exploit the environment for satisfying human needs as they do not believe that the environment is in danger. More...




Posted on 6 April, 2013

Inventory of Climate-related Environmental Education and Awareness Activities

ProCEEd set-up an inventory of climate-related environmental education and awareness activities in Laos. In early 2013, information and materials regarding activities related to climate change, natural resources, disaster management, and rural livelihoods were collected from a host of organisations. Results from the inventory will feed into ProCEEd’s education and communication activities and the National Environmental Education and Awareness Strategy. More...




Posted on 05 April, 2013

Stakeholders Identify Future Activities at ProCEEd Operational Planning Workshop

On 3-4 April, 2013 representatives from central and provincial government organisations, mass and non-government organisations well as international cooperation projects participated in the 2nd ProCEEd Planning Workshop. Over 60 stakeholders engaged in lively discussions on specifications of ProCEEd’s activities. An initial presentation on the project progress updated participants on project developments since the Kick-Off Workshop in July 2012. More...




Posted on 03 April, 2013

Integrating Environmental Education into Vocational Training Schools

In early April, 2013 ProCEEd published a study identifying approaches to integrate environmental education into the curricula and training at two Integrated Vocational Education and Training schools in the Sayabouly and Houaphan provinces. The project will support the integration of climate-related content into selected vocational education programs. This should benefit students learning about correlations between their vocation and environmental protection and climate change. More...




Posted on 03 March, 2013

Environmental Education Tours for the Young

ProCEEd supported the Green Care Fund in eight of its tours to the Phou Kha Khouy National Protected Area from January to March 2013. The 2-day tours put young people from Vientiane Capital and villages of Vientiane Province in touch with nature. In an entertaining way they learn about the environment and the forest. The Fund launched by Green Discovery Laos, an ecotourism company, operates dozens of trips per year. More...


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NEWS

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...



ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS



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.

ENVIRONMENTAL RADIO



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.

ENVIRONMENTAL TOURS



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!