“Before changing others’ attitude we needs to change ours first, if we want to have progressively change in collective actions to move forward in innovative promotion”
Hello, who are you?
Hello, I am Lampheuy, former researcher and lecturer in the Faculty of Agriculture, at the National University of Laos, where I worked since 2002. My main responsibility was research on protein feed sources for native pig breeds, after graduating in animal nutrition and management from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, before becoming director. This allowed me to look for ways to strengthen the capacity of researchers at the faculty for proposal writing, implementation and other ways for promoting, extension, and funding research and the publication of faculty research results.
What are your role and responsibilities as National Innovation Facilitator?
I have been a CDAIS consultant and am lead national innovation facilitator for Laos. But CDAIS has been challenging my capacity on working with varies types of people and different disciplines of government, NGOs, associations, private sectors. And comparable to my previous tasks in the national university of Laos, many tools used in the projects are new for me, and which need to have more attention and must ensuring it before leading the NIFs. On the other hand, since CDAIS project is not development agency as other usual projects (NIFs just following the project plans and not allow to create the additional approach and idea into the project action) in Laos and most familiar to NIFs, this lead to difficulty to convince and make NIFs confidence on the project’s strategy.
What has CDAIS changed for you?
The project changed my attitude of the working with project and teams, and allowed me to pick up all my knowledge and skills for a better leader. My most impressive is that I have much better skills on leading NIFs to make them confidence on planning, reporting, impress their thinking and sharing to team members, and some of NIFs has complementary of CDAIS task with their daily works.