MSMEs, Online Businesses, and the Platform Economy: Benefits and Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant and long-lasting changes in consumer behavior. Most apparently, a lot more people have become accustomed to ordering products and services online, and online shopping has become increasingly discovery-led, where more consumers explore new brands and products as they browse on the internet. These

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Youth: a vital link between multicultural communities

More than 7,000 lives have been lost to the ongoing conflict in Thailand’s Deep South since 2004. Tensions between neighboring Muslims and Buddhists continue hindering attempts at community-building, fundamental to achieving lasting peace in the region.
Mr. Saidee Pradu is one of the many Thais whose life has been shaped

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The bridge of culture, the bridge to future

Art is one of many methods of human communication. Sometimes it helps portray the meaning that words cannot convey. It helps connect the shades of cross-cultural ideas to be seen as one big united picture. From the inspiration to preserve the art, culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Thai Lanna inherited

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Learning to adapt to global educational trends

Amid socioeconomic change and developing technology, knowledge and soft skills have become more critical than ever. The old “show-and-tell” teaching is considered insufficient and no longer practical in the evolving 21st-century era. Especially as COVID-19 has drastically widened the gap between rich and poor, it pushes many more students with

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Women leading the supply chain

Amidst the prolonged pandemic over the past two years, business at every level has been damaged. Kenan Foundation Asia has been working to build up entrepreneurs’ competitiveness by partnering with UN Women to implement the Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work in Asia ‐ WeEmpowerAsia Thailand project to

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Young entrepreneur in the making

Nattawut Sutkesorn, nicknamed “Ice”, is a third-year student at Bangna Commercial college, majoring in Marketing. During his second year, he and his friend started experimenting with a cookie business in an online sales course. By joining the ‘Aspiring Hospitality Workers of Tomorrow’ project, Ice aimed to expand his knowledge further

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Aspiring the New Gen Workers of Tomorrow

Kanokporn Rean-in, or Tong, is a 3rd-year vocational student majoring in marketing at the Bangna Commercial college. She is the youngest member of her family. Currently, Tong is helping her family business in Samut Prakan, a province adjacent to Bangkok, selling building materials such as rocks, soil, and sand. She

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An innovative 21st century classroom

Thailand has encountered several domestic and international transformations, including economic challenges and competition between countries. This dynamic change demands continuous resilience and emphasizes the importance of human resource development more than ever. One critical step to achieve that goal is to plant the seeds of STEM and 21st-century skills in

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Women-owned business built on community and adaptability

A dream of sustainability and community in business
Whilst working her 9-5, Ms. Wannakanok dreamed of doing something for herself. Socially- conscious and creative, when Ms. Wannakanok traveled she would come home inspired to recreate and improve upon the handmade products she had seen on her journeys. Motivated by the

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Ministry of Public Health partners with Kenan Foundation Asia and Organon

Ministry of Public Health partners with Kenan Foundation Asia and Organon Thailand to Remodel Demographic Structure Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Society
Thailand is facing severe population challenges. According to the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), the share of the elderly population will reach approximately 30%

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