Boost with Facebook: An Inclusive Digital Capacity Building Program for Thai MSMEs

Facebook (January 2019-December 2019)
Background:
A key element of Thailand’s Digital 4.0 strategy is to improve the digital skills of the country’s approximately 3 million MSMEs and increase the competitiveness of Thai entrepreneurs. However, some groups (rural communities, LGBTQI persons, people with disabilities, minority ethnic groups, and women) continue to

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Sustainable Business with Coca-Cola for Female Sugarcane Growers

Sustainable Business with Coca-Cola for Female Sugarcane Growers

Coca-Cola (August 2016-July 2017)
The Sustainable Business with Coca-Cola for Female Sugarcane Growers project, part of Coca- Cola’s global 5by20 initiative to empower five million women across the company’s value chain by 2020, launched in 2016 with the aim of developing the financial and entrepreneurial skills of female farmers from

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New Entrepreneur Creation

New Entrepreneur Creation

Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) (2006-Present)
Kenan has partnered with Thailand’s Department of Industrial Promotion for 10 years on the New Entrepreneurs Creation (NEC) project.
Kenan provides new entrepreneurs with the essential skills necessary to run, operate, and grow and small business. NEC works by providing training to aspiring entrepreneurs

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ASEAN Connectivity Through Trade And Investment SME Component: ACTI SME

ASEAN Connectivity Through Trade And Investment SME Component: ACTI SME

USAID / Nathan Associates (August 2013-September 2018)
Since June 2013, Kenan has led the SME component of the USAID-funded ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment (ACTI) project, led by Nathan Associates.
USAID-ACTI is a five year project designed to increase economic engagement and cooperation between ASEAN countries and the U.S.

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Department of Industrial Promotion Textiles Project

Department of Industrial Promotion Textiles Project

Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) (October 2015-February 2016)
With the aim of improving the international competitiveness of Thailand’s Bangkok and Samut Sakhon-based textile clusters, the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) enlisted Kenan’s business expertise.
Based on a wealth of international cluster development experience and research, Kenan developed a plan to

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OSMEP Indicators for SMEs

OSMEP Indicators for SMEs

Thailand’s Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP) (September 2015-February 2016)
In September of 2015, Kenan consultants began developing SME competitiveness indicators for Thailand’s Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP).
Due to their significant role in determining Thailand’s overall economic growth and job creation, it is critical

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Department of Industrial Promotion Research and Networking Project

Department of Industrial Promotion Research and Networking Project

Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) (January 2015-October 2015)
In order to create a more dynamic agri-business value chain in Thailand, the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) joined Kenan to conduct a research study on the field’s potential and provide network building services.
Kenan analyzed five agro-based industries and products, including:

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Maximizing Agricultural Revenue Through Knowledge, Enterprise Development, and Trade : MARKET

Maximizing Agricultural Revenue Through Knowledge, Enterprise Development, and Trade : MARKET

USAID / Nathan Associates May 2012 March 2015
Kenan provided support to Nathan Associates on their food security project, MARKET (Maximizing Agricultural Revenues through Knowledge, Enterprise Development and Trade Support) for ASEAN.
The project worked with business and farmer organizations, governments, research institutions, and non-governmental organizations to adopt better aquaculture

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Promoting APEC SME Innovation Through Smart IPR Policy Workshop

Promoting APEC SME Innovation Through Smart IPR Policy Workshop

Thailand Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP) / APEC (March 2014-October 2014)
In 2014, Kenan brought together APEC delegates, SMEs, and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy makers and leaders to promote APEC SME innovation through the development of smart IPR policies. The two day workshop in Bangkok convened

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Franchise Go Inter

Franchise Go Inter

Thailand Department of Business Development (2010-2014)
For four years, the Department of Business Development (DBD), under the Ministry of Commerce, and Kenan implemented the Franchise Go Inter project. In 2014 along, the collaborative effort recruited over 80 Thai SMEs and worked with them to develop franchising business plans. Out of

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