Turning the tables: creating online business in agriculture

For small businesses, turning a crisis into an opportunity can be one of the most impactful strategies to leverage business growth, especially during a recession where entrepreneurs may have to pivot their product management or find other distribution channels to survive. This was certainly the case for Ammorn Banjong,

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Good health and wealth begins with us

“If you want to do something, do it and always be an evolving learner.”
These are some of the inspiring words Ms. Sujira Charoenjit, aka Ouy, shared about her recent experience with Kenan. Ouy is a retired bank clerk from Government Housing Bank, and she was a participant in “GHB

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Optimizing a comprehensive approach to COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines have been developed globally in record time, but questions about the vaccines’ safety and efficacy are of concern to some people in Thailand. A recent poll published by Suan Dusit University found that 83% of the respondents (a total of 1,570) in Thailand are concerned about the COVID-19

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Inspired to lead: on a journey towards entrepreneurship

Nguyen Thai Anh is a 22-year-old freelancer in Yen Pong, Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam who has his sights set on starting his own business one day. In a resourceful pursuit towards this goal, he found the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) program which focuses on developing youth leadership

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Building the Skills of the Next Generation Workforce

“Broadly speaking, critical thinking skills of Thai workers are, unfortunately, inadequate. This limits their capacity to make their own decisions in an unexpected event, without support from their boss, and puts them at a disadvantage compared with workers from other countries. If we could enhance their critical thinking and

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Leveraging human resource development to help grow the hospitality sector

“Hotels should be prepared for when the COVID-19 situation stabilizes. Employees should work together collaboratively, analyze problems and keep communicating effectively with the team. Now more than ever, building employee’s skills in the hospitality sector is crucial.”, said Ms. Pimnada Ratthakornkiatkun.
Ms. Pimnada Ratthakornkiatkun, a training and learning manager

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Connecting communities despite the pandemic

Nong Lek Samonthorn* is a student in Narathiwat, one of the southernmost provinces in Thailand, who joined the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Chumchon Harapan project in 2019. The aim of Chumchon Harapan is to improve social cohesion among community members, and Lek serves as a youth leader,

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These Skills Prepared One Woman for a Better Future

Shining Light on a Great Example of Community Development in Thailand
For the past seven years, Matika Wongngam has lived in a little house along an inlet springing from one of the 1,682 canals, or khlongs, that wind through Bangkok like veins from the pulsating Chao Phraya River. She’s one

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A Coffee Shop of Her Own

By the time Sunday comes around, Nattapon is exhausted.
Sunday is the last day of the week, and most weeks for Nattapon, or Guitar, as her nickname goes, are filled – with work, school, and taking care of her three-year-old son Nava. (Sometimes she even finds time to sleep, too.)

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