– THAILAND, Khon Kaen / SWITZERLAND, Geneva – Mekong Institute and Inclusive Growth Forum signed today a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate cooperation initiatives in the area of innovation and technological connectivity, energy, environment, trade, business and livelihood for regional integration. Moreover the collaboration is expected to increase awareness about inclusive innovation and to fuel information sharing amongst key stakeholders of the two organization; the collaboration foresees joint training programs, development projects, joint research, workshops, seminars as well as regional and international forums.

“We are delighted to work together with the Inclusive Growth Forum“ – stated Dr. Watcharas Leelawath, Executive Director of the Mekong Institute – “as they have a strong global network of inclusive innovators we can leverage”.

“Thailand-based Mekong Institute is the only intergovernmental organization counting with the support of all the six governments of Great Mekong Subregion. We are delighted to be able to collaborate with them, assisting economic players, policy-makers and innovators in contributing to inclusive growth in the region” commented Jacques Putzeys, Chairman of the Inclusive Growth Forum.

About the Mekong Institute

Mekong Institute is an intergovernmental organization founded by the six member countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region, namely Cambodia, P.R. China (Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The Mekong Institute provides, implements and facilitates integrated human resource development, capacity building programs and development projects related to regional cooperation and integration.

For more information, visit www.mekonginstitute.org

About the Inclusive Growth Forum

The Inclusive Growth Forum is an independent non-for-profit organization – with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland – combining content, expertise, technology and philanthropy to help stakeholders, policy-makers and innovators working on inclusive growth.

For more information, visit www.inclusivegrowthforum.org

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