Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Thailand: Helping build more resilient communities

BANGKOK, 12 June, 2012 – A new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) documentary demonstrates how a unique approach to community security and social cohesion led to more resilient communities in Northern Thailand.

The film documents the work of a UNDP project in Mae Hong Son, Thailand’s poorest province, with the country’s lowest score on UNDP's Human Development Index. It is home to diverse population, including a large number of displaced people from Myanmar. Economic opportunities can be scarce and access to natural resources and basic services are often inadequate.

Using participatory rural appraisal (PRA) and a Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM) UNDP, the provincial government and villagers identified a number of issues together, including inadequate water for agriculture, the lack of skills for preserving natural resources, and the extinction of banana from the village forest areas.


Related: Democratic Governance: Sustaining Thailand’s Democratic Practice through Improvement of Inclusive Electoral Process (UNDP)

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