WebNews 2015

Posted 30 Dec, 2015

ProCEEd Team Completed

Proceed TeamSix additional staff members joined the project in 2015. A new international advisor filled a position vacant since the end of 2014. Two German development advisors and their local assistants support ProCEEd in cooperation with the Provincial Offices of Natural Resources and Environment in Khammouane and Houaphan. Two Lao media coordinators have teamed up with the project staff. More...

Posted 10 Dec, 2015

Winners of 2015 Environmental Photo Competition Announced

On 30 Nov 2015, the winners of the 2015 Environmental Photo Competition were honoured with an official ceremony at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) in Vientiane. The Director General of the Department for Environmental Quality Promotion of MoNRE, Mr Khampadith Khammounheuang, presented the winners with their awards. More...

Posted 03 Dec, 2015

Raising Awareness about Garbage Prevention at That Luang Festival 2015

From 20-25 Nov 2015, members of the Mobile Conservation Unit (MCU) of the National University of Laos and staff of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment raised the awareness of visitors of the That Luang Festival about garbage prevention and proper waste disposal. Light boxes presented ideas to reduce, recycle and reuse waste through the separation of household waste into wet and dry fractions. More...

Posted 02 Nov, 2015

Showcase of Good Practices in Waste Management during Wat Chan Boat Racing Festival 2015

Hundreds of people at the Wat Chan Boat Racing Festival in Vientiane at the end of October experienced the ‘Garbage Monster Experience’, an educational booth ProCEEd developed in close cooperation with MCU of the National University of Laos. Two murals made from light boxes and a series of games, drawing contests, and interactive board games informed and entertained visitors about good waste management practices. More...

Posted 21 Sept, 2015

New Theatre Play on Biodiversity

As a follow-up of preparing for a new cycle of ProCEEd's Environmental Tour 2015, the teams running the bus tours needed a new theatre play related to biodiversity, one of the project's and upcoming tours' major themes. To this effect, 27 young volunteers from DEQP and PADETC engaged in a four-day intensive training on 8-11 Sept, 2015. Once again, professional actors from Lao National Theatre (LNT) guided participants through the workshop. More...

Posted on 15 Sept, 2015

Taking Stock and Planning Ahead - Environmental Tours from 2013 to 2017

More than 20 volunteers from DEQP and PADETC took stock of their achievements and the methods they used during environmental tours to Khammouane, Huaphan and Sayaboury organized by ProCEEd between 2013 to 2015. This inventory of methods and media provided a stable basis for the volunteers and ProCEEd staff who participated in the workshop in Vientiane on 24-28 Aug, 2015 to plan ahead for the 2015-2017 period as well. More... 

Posted 3 Sept, 2015

Building a New Team for ProCEEd in 2015-2017

As a result of the project's extension until 2017, three additional staff members joined the GIZ team of ProCEEd in summer 2015. During a workshop in Vang Vieng from 17-19 Aug, 2015 the newcomers and the projects 'old hands' had a chance to learn to know each other in a relaxed learning environment. For a day, DEQP staff joined their German colleagues to create a new team spirit and confidence regarding the challenges ahead. More...

Posted 15 Aug, 2015

New Topic, New Team, New Province - Bus Tour on Waste Management in Bolikhamxai

On 20-31 July, 2015 ProCEEd's environmental truck and bus toured 20 villages and reached almost 2,500 students in the Thapabath, Paksan and Pakkading districts of Bolikhamsai Province, which so far had not been reached by the project's Environmental Tour. This tour also communicated a new topic, namely solid waste management, and was implemented by a team newly composed from volunteers of NUOL's MCU and DEQP. More...

Posted 15 July, 2015

Show Time for Co-Management and Forest Conservation in Laos

During a workshop in Vientiane from 29 June to 3 July, 2015, Lao National Theater instructors trained ten DEQP and PADETC staff and volunteers on theater skills. Using DEQP technical input, PADETC field experience and LNT theater skills, a new theater play about forest protection was created. The 20-minute theater play tells the story of a conflict about the use of timber from a national protected area to repair a village school. More... 

Posted on 10 July 2015

Invitation to 2nd Environmental Photo Competition

The ProCEEd Project is organizing a photo competition on environmental issues in Lao PDR. We would therefore like to invite you to submit digital pictures which portray issues related to environmental issues. Submission of photos is open from now to 28 August 2015, 4:00 pm More...

Posted 28 June, 2015

Sayaboury Villagers Learn about Participatory Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation

Young and old in 17 villages in Sayaboury Province enjoyed ProCEEd's environmental education tour in the first two weeks of June 2015. The tour team used games, music, and a theater play to engage the villagers. More than 6,500 people learned about the importance of wildlife conservation and forest protection through ProCEEd's non-formal education program. This was the second time since 2013. More... 

Posted on 21 April, 2015

Developing Writing Skills of DEQP Staff

ProCEEd invited DEQP personnel to a one-day writeshop at Vientiane Plaza Hotel on 6-7 April, 2015. The project’s trainer introduced the 5Ws and the 3Cs as the fundamental principles of journalistic writing. Participants practiced their skills when everyone wrote an article in Lao language. The web news on the environmental bus tour on this website, dated 9 April, 2015 is an immediate result of this writeshop. More...

Posted on 08 April, 2015

Preparation for Environmental Bus Tours 2015

On 25-27 March, 2015, ProCEEd held a workshop in Vientiane to prepare DEQP and PADETC for the 2015 environmental bus tours to Khammouane, Huaphan and Sayaboury. DEQP staff takes over the so-called government tours while PADETC volunteers run the village tours. This year’s village and government tours have a double motto: “Cooperation is better than Competition” and “Past-Presence-Future”.More...

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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!