Structure of the Initiative

The Lao Uplands Initiative
November 2017 – June 2018


The initiative takes the form of a series of workshops and consultation meetings organized from November 2017 to May 2018, including the Lao Uplands Conference 2018 organized in Luang Prabang from 12 to 14 March 2018. The main messages and recommendations from the initiative will be discussed by government officers and development partners during a SWG-ARG meeting organized in June 2018.

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Preparatory meetings

A series of preparatory meetings were organized between November 2017 and May 2018 to discuss the main development challenges and opportunities for the Lao Uplands. Meetings were convened by different projects and institutions that used their own meeting format…
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The Lao Uplands Conference

The March conference was organized around the ‘hot topics’ that have emerged during the preparatory meetings. Each session was introduced by the presentation of a position paper based on the result of the meeting held previously on the same topic…
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Knowledge capitalization

A book will be published that will capture the main messages from the Lao Uplands Initiative. The main outputs of the knowledge capitalization process will be summarized and presented during the SWG-ARD meeting organized in June 2018.