Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are typically added in the following Spring. Fiscal Year 2012 projects will be added in Spring, 2013.
Displaying 228 Projects
Projects : Thailand
Thailand FY2011 Donors:
Department for International Development (U.K.); Give2Asia; The Rockefeller Foundation; Royal Netherlands Embassy, in Thailand; United Nations Democracy Fund; United States Agency for International Development; United States Department of State; The World Bank.
Thailand FY2011 Expenditures: $6,045,242 (Includes in-kind value of Books for Asia donations.)
Asia Foundation-Stanford Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) Fellowship
Funding for a faculty member from the Department of International Relations of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, to spend an academic year of research at Stanford University.
Brayton F. Wilbur, Jr. Memorial Fellowship in Asian Art
Support for two directors from museums in Thailand and India to participate in the forum for Museum Directors of Asian Art from Asia and the U.S. hosted by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco to foster greater global awareness of Asian art and cultures while exploring models for collaboration and partnerships among the institutions.
Building Forensic Capacity to Promote Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Thailand
Enhancing the capacity of law enforcement officials to prosecute human rights violators through the application of forensic investigative techniques. Reducing ambiguity and gaps in laws, regulations, and procedures governing forensic evidence and increasing public awareness of the role of forensic investigation in human rights cases.
Department of Regional Labor Litigation 9, Office of the Attorney General; Judge Advocate General's Office; Prince of Songkla University, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Unit; Women and Peace Group
Conflict Mitigation and Management in Southern Thailand
Strengthening influential Thai leaders who advocate for increased community engagement in policy development and its implementation in the conflict environment of southern Thailand. Advancing policy discourse on alternative governance arrangements and peacebuilding in the Deep South, and building the capacity of indigenous Thai-Malay grassroots and civil society organizations to participate in the peace process.
Aman News Agency; Association of Women for Peace; Islamic Cultural Foundation; King Prajadhipok's Institute; Pattani Community Radio Network; Prince of Songkla University, The Institute for Peace Studies; Southern Paralegal Advocacy Network; Southern Peace Media Volunteer Network; Walailak University, School of Liberal Arts, Regional Studies Program; Women and Peace Group
Congressional Fellowship Program in the United States
Promoting enhanced Thai-U.S. relations by supporting an officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Thailand) to complete a Congressional Fellows program in Washington, D.C.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Saranrom Institute of Foreign Affairs Foundation; Chulalongkorn University
DFID Partnership Program Agreement: Conflict and Security Programs
Regional partnership with the Department for International Development (U.K.), including 7 countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Thailand, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka), that is working to improve state-society relations in conflict-affected areas throughout the region. Helping to reduce mistrust and alienation between conflict-affected communities and state authorities. Strengthening and expanding locally driven efforts to improve governance and resolve disputes. Contributing to improved understanding of aid effectiveness in conflict-affected and fragile states.
Labor Rights Reform
Addressing the needs of the urban poor and migrant communities by supporting the establishment of a Labor Crisis Center for crisis-affected workers and building the public advocacy and worker support capacity of labor organizations.
Council of Work and Environment Related Patient's Network of Thailand; Cultural Center, Group of Union Omnoi-Omyai Area; Government Employee Association of Thailand; Group of Labor Unions-Rangsit and Nearby Area; Petroleum and Chemicals Workers Federation of Thailand; Promoting Community Rights Association for Development; Saraburi & Nearby Labor Group; Thai Labor Museum Foundation; Thai Labor Solidarity Committee; Transport Workers' Union of Thailand; Women Workers' Unity Group; Working Group on Alleviating the Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Affected Labors Project; Working Group on Friends for Friends Project
Negotiating Cultural Space: Preserving Patani-Malay Culture and Promoting Patani-Malay History in Southern Thailand
Contributing to improved relations between the government of Thailand and the local Thai-Malay community by demonstrating that enhanced cultural space and respect can be provided to this ethnically distinct community within the parameters of the Thai state. Support for the development and dissemination of materials to increase understanding of Patani-Malay history.
Aman News Agency; Prince of Songkla University, Department of Malay Studies; Prince of Songkla University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; Foundation of Islamic Culture, Southern Thailand; Muslim Siam Forum for Art & Culture; Office of the Administrative Court; Southern Paralegal Advocacy Network (SPAN); Walailak University, The School of Liberal Arts, Regional Studies Program
Post -Tsunami and Disaster Preparedness Support in Southern Thailand
Providing support to tsunami victims for economic recovery, legal aid services, and assistance in settling land disputes, and enhancing community preparedness for flooding and other emergencies.
Andaman Project for Participatory Restoration of Natural Resources; Foundation of Prateeptham for Education; Mirror Art Foundation
Protecting and Promoting Human Rights
Strengthening the capacity of local civil society organizations to share experience and lessons learned and expand their international networks in combating trafficking in persons.
Anti-Trafficking Coordination Unit Northern Thailand (TRAFCORD)
Research on the Circumstances of Youth in Thailand's Conflict-Affected Southern Border Provinces
Applying qualitative and quantitative research tools to understand the circumstances of youth in Thailand's conflict-affected southern border provinces, with a focus on security, political efficacy, education, access to public health and other basic services, career opportunities, and vulnerability to the conflict.
Sources of Violent Conflict in Asia: The Struggle Over Identity
An Asian Perspectives panel discussion featuring a journalist and community leader in southern Thailand, and a representative from the Colombo-based NGO Initiative for Political and Conflict Transformation (INPACT) in Sri Lanka, and The Asia Foundation's regional director for conflict and governance.
Supporting Needs of Victims of Violence
Providing support to the Lao Women's Union Shelter, enabling them to offer basic needs and safe shelter to victims of violence and human trafficking, including food, clothes, medical assistance, and legal aid. General operational support and capacity building for the shelter staff through a study tour to visit Chiang Khong and Mai Sae women's shelters and related programs in Thailand.
Lao Women's Union
Andaman Project for Participatory Restoration of Natural Resources
Planting mangrove trees and constructing artificial sea coral.
Attarkiah Islamiah School
Science education summer camp to develop knowledge and skills of Thai-Malay high school students.
Books for Asia Thailand
Acquisition and distribution of 46,958 English-language books to primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities, public libraries, NGOs, and government agencies throughout Thailand in partnership with the Books for Thailand Foundation; Distribution of Thai and English children’s books to schools under the patronage of the Border Patrol Police and HRH Crown Princess Sirinthorn.
Center of Culture Protection for Democracy-Southern Thailand
Preserving of Pattani-Malay culture for peacebuilding and democracy in Southern Thailand; Establishing a Pattani-Malay cultural center; Observation trip to study traditional Malay culture; Community research on Patani oral history.
Aman News Agency; Center of Culture Protection for Democracy–Southern Thailand; Civil Society Network Narathiwat; Foundation of Islamic Culture, Southern Thailand; Graduate Network for Development of Southern Thailand; Southern Paralegal Advocacy Network (SPAN); Pattani Community Radio Network; Southern Peace Media Volunteer Network; Student Federation of Southern Thailand; Women and Peace Group
Community forums to promote conflict management and mitigation through deliberative dialogue.
Constitutional Reform and Democracy in Thailand
Roundtable discussion featuring Catharin Dalpino, visiting professor at Georgetown University's Asian Studies Program, and John Brandon, The Asia Foundation's director of International Relations Programs and associate director of the Washington, DC office. The roundtable brought together experts on Southeast Asia to discuss The Asia Foundation's findings in a national public opinion survey on current political trends and democracy in Thailand.
Council of Work and Environment Related Patient's Network of Thailand
Networking activities to promote workplace safety.
Cultural Center, Group of Union Omnoi-Omyai Area
Publishing books and organizing workshops on union membership recruitment techniques and development of labor leaders.
Deliberative Dialogue Activities
Forum for Buddhist community input in the southern peace process through deliberative dialogue; Introductory workshop for local facilitators of the community dialogue process in the Deep South; Intensive training for deliberative dialogue facilitators; Workshop on deliberative dialogues; Workshop on deliberative dialogue issue book development; Training of deliberative dialogue facilitators.
Friend of Activist Network
Establishing Pong Khun Phet Community Information Center; Constructing a community mushroom growing center; Constructing a learning center in Nongluang.
Huai E-Kang Woman Group
Community radio transmitters for Huai E-Kang village and constructing a multi-purpose community center.
Huaydeua Young Generation Farmer
Establishing an agricultural development center in Huaydeua village of Nong Bua Lam Phu province.
International Institute for Public Policy and Management
Visit for 10 leaders from southern Thailand to observe Malaysia’s policy and practice of multiculturalism—providing an opportunity for sharing Malaysia’s nation-building and development experience and the opportunity to network with Malaysian government, academic, community, and non-governmental institutions for the purpose of strengthening bilateral ties and exchanges.
King Prajadhipok's Institute (KPI)
Support for the 11th KPI Congress on the theme of “Conflict, Legitimacy and Reform of Government: Equitable Allocation of Resources in Thai Society”; Strengthening political and institutional support for peaceful coexistence in Southern Thailand.
Labor Crisis Center
Inception workshop for Rockefeller Foundation-funded project on economic crisis alleviation; Technical support for crisis center development; Developing a training curriculum to strengthen the capacity of CSOs that specialize in labor issues; Training-of- trainers workshop for CSO capacity development; Legal aid and emergency assistance for wrongfully dismissed workers.
Leamsak Community Ecotourism
Constructing floating net cages for female blue swimming crabs.
Marginalized Youth and Democracy Project
Capacity building and grants to youth organizations, including assistance for a regional meeting for seed grant development; Capacity building in report writing and preparation for a youth conference; Public advocacy activities for indigenous youth; Preparation meeting for national youth conference (Northeastern and Southern Thailand); Technical support for cultivating democratic leaders from marginalized youth groups; Production of materials for a national youth conference.
Producing Let’s Talk Rights television talk show series on issues relating to social and political reform processes, human rights awareness and advocacy, and promotion of peacebuilding in the three deep southern provinces; Producing 26 public service announcements on human rights and good governance.
Observation Trip to Study Traditional Malay Culture
Association of Bannangseta District; Center of Conservation and Support for Keris Making in Raman; Center of Conservation for Local Cultures and Environment of the Southern Border Provinces of Thailand; Chumchon Wat Piyaram School; Kasem Bundit University, School of General Education; Local Museum of Kemeng Village; Mahidol University, Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development; Ramkhamhaeng University, Faculty of Political Science; Tammapreecha Law Office
Observation trip to study traditional Malay culture.
Working group meeting for planning an academic conference on Malay culture; Consultant for the Pattani-Malay cultural event; Working group meetings for the organization of an inception workshop on Pattani History; Producing a documentary film to promote Pattani-Malay arts and culture; Pattani-Malay cultural exhibition.
Strengthening Understanding of Public Opinion in the South
Presentation of The Asia Foundation's groundbreaking survey of public opinion in Southern Thailand, Strengthening Understanding of Public Opinion in the South; Discussion by Dr. James Klein, the Foundation's country representative in Thailand (1996-2010) and Mr. Tim Meisburger, director of Election and Political Processes for The Asia Foundation.
Study of community-based natural resource conservation and environmental protection.
The Future of United States – ASEAN Relations
Program co-sponsored by The Asia Foundation, Georgetown University's Thai Studies Program, and American University's ASEAN Studies Center featuring H.E. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and member of The Asia Foundation's Board of Trustees.
America's Role in Asia
Release of findings and recommendations of companion reports compiled in "America's Role in Asia: Asian and American Views," with public events in Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Attarkiah Islamiah School
Science and English education training camp to develop knowledge and skills of Thai-Malay high school students.
Summer math education camp to develop the knowledge and skills of Thai-Malay high school students.
Emerging Issues - "Challenges to Political Development: What's Next for Thailand"
Luncheon discussion and presentation with the Foundation's country representative for Thailand providing firsthand insight and analysis of recent developments in Thailand, in particular political developments since the appointment of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in December of 2008, as well as Thai perceptions of their country's political divisions.
Marginalized Youth and Democracy Project
Inception workshop for a project to engage marginalized youth in democratic development activities; Training of trainers workshop for youth participation in democracy; Participation in the "Network of Indigenous Youth Conference"; Evaluation and advanced training on civic education for youth in southern Thailand.
Mitigating Conflict in Southern Thailand
Roundtable to address conflict in southern Thailand; Travel grant to participate in an academic conference in Singapore on "Southern Thailand: Anatomy of an Insurgency"; Training to develop the media production capacity of partner organizations in the three southern provinces; Observation tour to study the Aceh peace process; Production of a film documentary on Ramkhamhaeng University Southern Border Student Group's Pattani-Malay cultural exhibition and public forum.
Muslim Attorney Center
Three fellowships for a three-year law degree program; Providing legal aid to citizens affected by violence and human rights violations in the southern border provinces; Seminar on "Access to Justice for Affected People Resulting from Violence and Human Rights Violations in Southern Border Provinces of Thailand"; Training workshop for paralegal volunteers in southern Thailand.
Development of group counseling skills for private Islamic school (Pondok) teachers; Meetings to discuss the progress of current projects and future cooperation among Pondok partners; Curriculum development training workshop on civic education in Pondok schools; Evaluating Pondok curriculum reform and civic education in southern Thailand.
Women and Peace Group
Workshop to promote civic education, human rights, and legal education for female youth in southern Thailand; Training in press media and radio production for women reporters to promote peace in the three southern border provinces.
Working Group on Replication of the Mae-eye Nationality Acquiring Model in the Andaman Coast Project
Publication to raise awareness and understanding in the tsunami affected area on the revised Thai nationality law; Project to replicate the Mae-eye model for securing Thai nationality for citizens in the tsunami-affected area.
Asian Development Partnership Project
Five Korean development practitioners from government and NGO agencies were awarded fellowships to work in projects in developing Asian countries (Thailand, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam) for up to three months.
Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, National Institute of Development Administration
Travel and accommodations for 40 women leaders from the three southern provinces to participate in a seminar to share the first hand experiences of women in contending with conflict in southern Thailand.
Division of Women, Children and Family Affairs, Foundation for Islamic Center of Thailand
Design of cross-cultural training program for Muslim university students to ease their transition into university life in large cities.
Emerging Issues - Current Events in Thailand
A breakfast discussion featuring The Asia Foundation's Country Representative in Thailand, Dr. James Klein, provided first-hand insight and analysis on recent developments in Thailand since the elections of December 2007, including the current political climate and policy environment in the country and conditions in Southern Thailand.
Environmental Cooperation-Asia (ECO-Asia)
The regional ECO-Asia program in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam aims to increase access to clean water and sanitation for Asia's urban poor; to strengthen national- and local-level environmental governance capacity; and improve transboundary conflict in the lower watersheds of the Greater Mekong Subregion.
Forum LSM Aceh Executive Director
Funding for six-month fellowship at University of Maryland Center for International Development and Conflict Management on theoretical and applied approaches to intra-state communal conflicts, followed by meetings with conflict management practitioners in Thailand and the Philippines.
Institute of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (IFA)
Diplomatic and Administrative Training for Lao government officials to strengthen their diplomatic and administrative skills and to improve the management skills for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, line ministries, and provincial officials; Provision of Internet connectivity to facilitate IFA research, communications, and information-gathering activities; Publication of the book entitled, Diplomatic Negotiation, with the objective of strengthening the professional capacity of government officials, and diplomats as well as students at the National University of Laos; Support for two government officials to attend the 5th Annual ASEAN+3 meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, “Building Regional Identify from Diversity.”
Institute of Southeast Asian Maritime Studies, Prince of Songkhla University
Publication of the first Pattani-Malay/Thai and Thai/Pattani-Malay dictionary.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: International Symposium
Presentation by the Foundation’s Senior Law Advisor on “Experience in Strengthening Democracy in Asia” at the international symposium, “Japan’s Foreign Policy for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy: Challenges and Prospects,” organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. A video on the Foundation’s Tsunami Legal Aid Center in Thailand sub-titled in Japanese was shown during the conference.
National Library of Laos
Enabling the National Library to better provide resources and professional library services to the general public by improving the quality of the library’s collection through book purchasing in Bangkok, Thailand, and strengthening the professional capacity of staff librarians in IT/software programming and maintenance through intensive computer courses at the Foreign and Lao Institute in Vientiane.
Thailand Center for Muslim Democracy and Development
Design and testing of student-centered curriculum and extra-curricular activities in math, science, English, and the social sciences for students in Private Islamic Religious Schools (PIRS); Establishment of a Muslim student council for democracy education in PIRS; Development of a cross-cultural training program for Muslim high school students who intend on pursuing higher education.
Emerging Issues - Political Dynamics in Thailand
Breakfast discussion with The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in Thailand, Dr.
James Klein. The discussion centered on developments in Thailand since the military coup on September 19, 2006, and Thai perceptions of the current political environment within the
Environmental Cooperation-Asia (ECO-Asia)
A seven-year ECO-Asia program in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam that aims to increase access to clean water and sanitation for Asia's urban poor; to strengthen national- and local-level environmental governance capacity; and improve transboundary conflict in the lower watersheds of the Greater Mekong Subregion.
Thailand Centre for Muslim and Democratic Development (TCMD)
Development of civic education curriculum for Muslim students; Establishment of a Muslim
student council for democracy education; Working group meetings for curriculum design;
Training for student counselors in Pondok schools; Workshop on implementing e-learning methodologies in Pondok schools; Study tour to Indonesia on disinterment for forensic
purposes in accordance with Islamic beliefs.