NextGen Aging – Shaping a Smart Future for an Aging Society

NextGen Aging – Shaping a Smart Future for an Aging Society

Kenan Institute Asia, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business and the Gillings School of Global Public Health, are co-organizing the ‘NextGen Aging – Shaping a Smart Future for an Aging Society’ conference on November 7, 2018 at Dusit Thani Hotel.
NextGen Aging brings together

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A Guide to Thailand’s Buddhist Festivals and Public Holidays

Along with amazing tourist sights, some of the friendliest people and finest cuisine, Thailand has many holidays and festivals to enjoy. There are local cultures to consider and being aware of holiday and festival dates is a good idea to help enhance your Thailand experience.
Below you can find some explanations

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Big Rock Project – Thailand 4.0 Initiative

The Ministry of Science and Technology has allocated a budget of 3.29 billion baht to implement 14 key initiatives to help tackle poverty and inequality through science through the ‘Big Rock’ project. Click on the banner on this page to download the full details. The 14 initiatives can be divided […]

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21st Century Inspiration Camps: The first step to students programming a robot, instead of being replaced it

21st Century Inspiration Camps: The first step to students programming a robot, instead of being replaced it

An economic tsunami is coming our way – robots, automation and digital technology are making once reliable, well-compensated jobs obsolete. Today, Thai kids, more than ever before, must be able to think critically and dynamically apply science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to solve complex problems. Without developing key 21st

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Thailand drops three places in World Competitiveness Rankings

Thailand drops three places in World Competitiveness Rankings

The 2018 International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Rankings placed Thailand in 30th position, its lowest position since 2015. Of particular note were a set of social issues that critically need addressing, such as youth unemployment, long term unemployment and lower rate contribution of employers to the social

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Sharing Knowledge to Promote Financial Freedom

Sharing Knowledge to Promote Financial Freedom

Sky-high household debt in Thailand drains opportunities for individuals and impedes development for the country more broadly. To address this challenge, Kenan Institute Asia empowers individuals with the financial knowledge necessary to achieve financial freedom.
Kenan understands that when people have strong financial literacy skills, they will be able to

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Kenan management convene for annual retreat

Kenan management convene for annual retreat

Kenan Institute Asia held its annual management retreat on 18-19 May to set strategic priorities and discuss how best to use its expertise and resources to tackle the complex development challenges facing Thailand and the Southeast Asian region.
Under the leadership of Kenan’s Chairperson, Khunying Jada Wattanasiritham, and its Vice-chair

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What is the AEC? Why does it matter? And where is it going?

What is the AEC? Why does it matter? And where is it going?

Download attachments: ASEAN Economic Community
The AEC, meaning ASEAN Economic Community, was established in December 2015 between 10 member states: Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its ultimate goal is to allow for the free movement of goods, skilled labor, services, and investment. The AEC

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What is Songkran and where are the best places to celebrate?

What is Songkran and where are the best places to celebrate?

Songkran is the Thai New Year festival, which takes place from 13-15 April every year; 13 April is Thai New Year’s Day. Songkran is an occasion that symbolizes kindness, love, empathy, and gratitude, using water to cleanse and to wish for plenty of rain in the year ahead. The name

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