Kenan Institute Asia (Kenan), a registered organization under the People’s Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM), is a knowledge and capacity building organization implementing results-oriented, social and economic development programming on a not-for-profit basis. Established in Thailand in 1996 and active in Vietnam since 1999, Kenan addresses essential development challenges through an innovative, market-based approach, harnessing the resources and expertise of the private sector and the experience and knowledge of the public and civil society sectors. Our focus areas include business and economic development, education, public health, civil society capacity building, community development, women’s empowerment and corporate social responsibility.
Empowering people with the knowledge, technology and skills necessary for a sustainable future.
Partnership: We collaborate with our stakeholders to co-create and deliver services and programming that address the real challenges facing the people of the region.
Inspiration: We are passionate about creating a sustainable future and take action to make it happen. Through our actions, we inspire others to act and do the same.
Leadership: We are leaders in the field of social and economic development. We empower courageous, adaptable people to succeed in solving the challenges of globalization and provide opportunities and dignity for everyone.
Integrity: We care deeply about our work and our reputation. We do not compromise our ethics, our values, or our professionalism. We take personal responsibility and use good judgement to drive our values in everything we do.
how we deliver on our vision
• Leveraging the private sector and our development expertise in order to address key social and economic development challenges.
• Implementing engaging, exciting activities that promote business and economic development, improved public health and education outcomes, and fostering inclusive, sustainable communities.
• Establishing boundary spanning partnerships that build collaboration between key stakeholders in government, the private sector, academia and civil society
• Utilizing proven, international best practices by adapting them to local contexts to help people solve development challenges.
• Empowering people to determine their own definition of success, and providing the knowledge and capacity building, access to technology, and opportunities necessary for them to achieve their goals.