Korean Delegation Visits Laos to Learn about Human Resource Development in the Country


June 3-11, 2017

As part of an ongoing partnership with KDI School to implement international development cooperation capacity building projects, the Korea office led a 9-member delegation to Laos from June 3-11, 2017 for a study tour focused on “International Development Cooperation for Human Resource Development.” The delegation included practitioners from the Korean government, NGO community, and academia who were selected to participate in the program.


During the visit, the delegation met with the KOICA Laos office, Ministry of Education and Sports and a variety of academic institutions at the higher education level in Vientiane and Luang Prabang, including vocational training programs, such as the National University of Laos, Souphanouvong University, Vientiane-Hanoi Friendship School, Northern Agriculture and Forestry College, Pakpasak Technical College, and the KOICA-funded Lao-Korea Skills Development Institute. The program was enhanced by insights provided throughout the week by local and international experts of higher education issues in Laos, as well as the private sector. Fellows commented at the end of the program that they had gained a comprehensive understanding of the human resource development system in the country, the challenges, as well as ideas for future development cooperation between Korea and Laos.