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1 Regional Training Program on Integrated Water Resources Management for the Mekong July 2009 Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen, Thailand

2 Development Assistance Project___________________ -NZAID and Thai Gov’t establish MI for the 6 countries of the GMS - Institute part of Khon Kaen University Independent Organization ___________________ - MI Charter signed – MI becomes a non-profit, autonomous organization -Shared GMS resource -MI operates independently of, but, with the continuing support of Khon Kaen University Inter-GovernmentalOrganization___________________ - Agreement signed with Thai Government recognizing international status Mekong Institute

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4 Goals Develop Capacity for Regional Cooperation Conduct high quality and relevant capacity building programs for senior and middle level officials of government agencies, private enterprises and civil society who are involved in regional development, cooperation and integration Carry out GMS focused researchFacilitate Policy Dialogue

5 Major activities of R&D MI-GMS Research Implementation and Monitoring Technical Assistance to MI-GMS Researchers Mid-Term Research Review Build In-house Research Capacity MI Publications Maintain Learning Resource Center and Improve Collection of GMS-Related Information

6 MI Journal and Policy Briefs Review of Development and Cooperation (RDC): refereed journal published once a year and independently supported by and international editorial board Working Paper Series Contact: Ms. Maria Theresa S. Medialdia (TESS) Research Manager, R&D Department Policy Briefs and Policy Dialogue Proceedings Research Working Paper

7 MI Facilities

8 Facilitators Ms Sanda Thant Ms Liuyi Huang Ms Nguyen Thi Hong Van Mrs. Pranee Luangchaisri (Tung)

9 MI’s Facilities Double occupancy at MI 24 hr Internet service Laundry service Kitchen facilities Ironing, washing machine

10 MI’s Facilities Breakfast and lunch at MI restaurant, and coffee breaks weekdays during the course at 4 th floor. Common rooms (2 nd and 3 rd floor) Printing service MI Learning Resource Center (7 am – 10 pm) Course CD

11 MI Internet Service Wireless Internet Internet card is attached in key cover which provided when check in Intranet

12 Reception International Call: Outgoing Calling Card: available at (100 and 300 THB) Postal service, Fax Bank services – pls inform 1 day in advance IT assistance request form

13 Sports and exercise Within MI: Table tennis, badminton Nearby MI: Aerobic, swimming pools, Tennis, Jogging Pls contact Reception

14 Dinner Student Complex Night Market

15 Social Activities Welcome reception ( Jul. 20) Weekend trip (Jul. 25) Shopping trip (Jul.21, 28) Farewell party (Jul. 31)

16 Getting around KKU and to downtown area Easy way to go around KKU and to downtown Price is 8 B – KKU, downtown is 10 B Keep MI address card along Blue Bus #8 Red Bus #16

17 Getting around KKU and to downtown area Taxi service “AVIS” Alternatively, a taxi service in Khon Kaen is called “Tuk Tuk” Price: negotiable based on time and distance

18 MI Facilitators and Contacts Sanda ( ) Liuyi ( ) Pranee Van ( ) MI Duty Officer (24 hrs) ( )

19 THANK YOU!


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