News 2016


Natural resource monitoring according to villager criteria

Since more than one year Thongxam village located in the north of Hin Nam No National Protected Area (HNN NPA) is receiving support for the process of participatory delineation of Controlled Use Zones (CUZ) and Total Protected Zones (TPZ).


4th Summer Film School 2016 was a complete success

On the 16th September participants of the 4th Summer Film School proudly presented their three completed films to members and media experts of the ProCEEd project as well as representatives of PADETC and the DEQP.


Bringing Transparency into the Timber Flow

As part of the Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) that has to be developed for the FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement, it is important to monitor the flow of timber along the supply chain.


Villagers learn about HNN NPA by-laws

From 23 to 26 August 2016, the outreach team carried out the by-law dissemination in Ban Dou cluster including six villages such as Nong Bua, Nong Seng, Dou, Vangmaner and Thongxam.


ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2016

Lao PDR hosted the 13th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) from 5th – 7th of September 2016 as part of the Lao ASEAN Chairmanship 2016 and its related summits.


New Short Films on Rural Development

The Rights-LINK Lao project has produced a joint production of six mini-drama short films on land, agriculture, and village development. The films have been supported by GIZ on behalf of the German Government.


48th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting

Under the Lao ASEAN Chairmanship 2016, the 48th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings were held at the Don Chan Palace Hotel in Vientiane Capital (Lao PDR) from July 31st to August 06th 2016.


13th ASEAN Leadership Forum

The 13th ASEAN Leadership Forum (ALF) was held on August 06th and 07th 2016 at the Don Chanh Palace Hotel in Vientiane Capital.


Improving Nutrition and Hygiene in Lao Schools

Agreement on piloting the GIZ Fit for School Approach on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools with School Feeding by the World Food Programme in Beng District, Oudomxay Province, Lao PDR.


Win-win for people and ecosystem in Hin Nam No

This July, the outreach unit of Hin Nam No National Protected Area (HNN NPA) supported the traditional celebration on Fish Release Day at Sa Ang Village, Bualapha District in Kham-mouane Province.


Say no to plastic bags

On the occasion of the German Action Days for Sustainability 2016, GIZ Laos has organised the event “Say no to plastic bags” on 3 June


Press release ProFLEGT

In a workshop on 26 and 27 April the Technical Working Group of the Lao FLEGT process has elaborated a first draft Timber Legality Definition.


Press release ProFLEGT

The Government of Lao PDR, accompanied by the Lao wood processing industry, has highlighted its recent work on the innovative tool "Forestry Legality Compendium" for working towards improved forest governance in Laos.