Rainbow tourism

Thai society is yet to fully accept and support its LGBTQ+ community. Whilst the country may not promote any overt persecution of the community, people of minority gender-identities and sexualities tend only to be tolerated if they remain within certain social confines. Sakunnapat Manokanokpanich is a passionate member of Thailand’s

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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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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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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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Strengthening international labor rights in Vietnam

While Vietnam has experienced rapid economic growth in the past decades, issues with international labor rights (ILR) compliance have left workers vulnerable to discrimination and hindered further economic and social progress. The continued revisions to its Labor Code to increase protection for employees is reflective of Vietnam’s focus on its

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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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