Kenan Institute Asia

Few topics are more important to our future than building sustainability in communities, meeting challenges with integrated and long-term solutions. With rapid growth in tourism in Southeast Asia, governments are eager to make the most of of their natural resources to attract tourists, yet to remain competitive, more focus needs to be placed on sustainability.

Kenan Institute Asia has developed a unique approach to community development that works by empowering individual community members, especially community leaders, to take charge of their community’s development by identifying, prioritizing and addressing local challenges through community action. The model rests upon the concept of “community as a leader”, which has its roots in His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy.

Kenan’s programming promotes community development by adhering to three core principles:

  1. Focusing the main effort on developing self-reliant communities through community leadership (bottom-up approach).
  2. Responding to the unique context of each community.

Applying proven development approaches to address underlying community challenges as a “call to action” on issues such as economic development, education and health.


Beneficiary Highlight

Mr. Stefanos Fotiou

Senior Programme Manager, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Projects

ThaiBev Leadership for a Better Quality Of Life

ThaiBev Leadership for a Better Quality Of Life

ThaiBev (Thai Beverage Public Company Limited) June 2014 May 2017 Initiated under ThaiBev’s Community Smile program, the Leadership for a ...
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Vietnam Women Improving Lives and Leadership (WILL)

Vietnam Women Improving Lives and Leadership (WILL)

United States Department of State (October 2014-March 2017) The Vietnam Women Improving Lives and Leadership (WILL) project applies an innovative ...
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Lao Encouraging And Applying Democracy For Civil Society (LEAD)

Lao Encouraging And Applying Democracy For Civil Society (LEAD)

United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) (October 2010-September 2015) Originally a two year project, Lao Encouraging and Applying Democracy for Civil ...
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Chevron Sustainable Tourism in Mainland Surat Thani Communities

Chevron Sustainable Tourism in Mainland Surat Thani Communities

Chevron June (2015-Present) As part of their commitment to catalyzing economic growth and prosperity in the communities where they operate, ...
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Tsunami Recovery Action Initiative & The Community Based-Tsunami Recovery Action Initiative (TRAI/CB-TRAI)

Tsunami Recovery Action Initiative & The Community Based-Tsunami Recovery Action Initiative (TRAI/CB-TRAI)

William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust / The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise / The Bush-Clinton Fund / The World ...
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Diageo Building Interpersonal Skills for Hospitality Workers

Diageo Building Interpersonal Skills for Hospitality Workers

Diageo (July 2015 – June 2016) Given the importance of strong communication and interpersonal skills in the hospitality sector, as ...
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Microsoft IT for NGO Connection Day (NGO IT)

Microsoft IT for NGO Connection Day (NGO IT)

Microsoft Corporation (January 2012 – 2015) Now in its third year, the Microsoft NGO IT project reaches out to NGOs ...
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Thailand NGO Awards

Thailand NGO Awards

The Resource Alliance UK / The Rockefeller Foundation (2011 – 2013) Kenan, in strategic partnership with the Resource Alliance UK, ...
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CITI Triple Bottom Line Small Hotels Project

CITI Triple Bottom Line Small Hotels Project

Citibank / Citi Foundation (2010 – 2013) In 2010, Kenan, Citi, and the Citi Foundation launched the Triple Bottom Line ...
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