Hello, who are you?
I am Oudong Keomipheth, I started working with CDAIS in September 2015. I have a major in Forest Management and Rural Development and am a rural economist with practical experiences.
What are your role and responsibilities as Country Project Manager?
I am CDAIS Project Manager in Lao PDR. I manage the five niches including working with national facilitators when they organize meetings, workshops, training and study tours related to capacity building of group and associations under the management of FAO, CIRAD and NAFRI. My main responsibility is the coordination of stakeholders: I have to facilitate their working together to organize meeting and workshop. The project focuses on capacity building aspects. This work is a big challenge to me due to it is a new approach and coordination with many sectors where it works to develop the capacities of niche actors.
What has CDAIS changed for you?
I have attended two global consultations for the CDAIS project in Kigali, Rwanda, and in Vientiane, Lao PDR. I also attended the training ‘Facing climate change on agriculture sector in rural areas in Wageningen, the Netherlands in June, 2016. Since I am in CDAIS, I have developed skills in many issues from needs assessment of niches and in the development of their capacities, and I have seen some changes in the five niches selected.