ProCEEd, PONRE organize knowledge dissemination and photo exhibition in Thakhek district, Khammouane province

Laos, a developing country, is currently bolstering its nationwide development in industry, agriculture, hydro-power, irrigation, mining and land management in several provinces. Even though there are many sectors being developed, environmental protection is a key development priority and is considered important by the Lao government This mainly focuses on forest protection, water resources and biodiversity conservation, and the management of waste and land in provinces, all of which are financially supported by the German government.


From 26th to 30th March 2018, the Promotion of Climate Related Environmental Education (ProCEEd) component, in collaboration with the Khammouane provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment (KM PONRE), organized a photo exhibition to disseminate knowledge to students of the Nabo secondary school. The event was related to biodiversity conservation, forest and water protection, and waste system and rich bio-system management in Laos. The exhibition was attended by 150 people, of whom 75 were females. Crowds of students were interested in the event because each photo had a message, which provided a photo caption, was easy to read and also gave knowledge or experience to the students as a new generation in a developing country. They, therefore, had to acknowledge how to protect natural resources and conserve biodiversity for the future.

 

There was also a photo exhibition organized by ProCEEd and KM PONRE at the District office of Education and Sports (DOES) in Thakhek district, Khammouane province from 2nd to 6th April 2018. The photo exhibition disseminated environmental knowledge, discussing forest and water resource protection, biodiversity conservation, bio system abundance, waste management and natural beauty. There were 35 participants (13 females) at the event.

 

From these events it was evident that students and DOES officers were very interested in and understood the presented messages. The photos made them realize that people have survived until now due to fresh air, habitats, food, medicine, clothes and clean water, which are all gained from forests. Everyone, therefore, has to pay more attention to natural resource protection and co-conserve biodiversity so as to not negatively affect our future generations.


 

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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!