Dear readers,

Hello and welcome to the third issue (July-September) of the GIZ Thailand Newsletter in 2021!

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for all of us. Yet despite the restrictions it has imposed, we have found innovative ways to still make progress in our projects through virtual events and training.

In this issue, we will be covering a number of subjects including engaging the young in the promotion of sustainable coffee farming systems, enhancing professional skills and digital competences for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Personnel in ASEAN, launching pilot activities for less single-use plastic in Phuket and much more.

We also cover a special interview regarding the huge opportunities for investment in Thailand’s circular economy. We hope you enjoy this issue!.

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Your newsletter team
Policy action to plastic plight: reducing and preventing single-use plastic
Single use plastic generates a huge source of unnecessary waste. It is damaging our marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
A virtual exchange on “Steering the process – Policymakers’ scope for action to promote a single-use plastic-free environment” allows legislators and policymakers present their approaches to avoid single-use plastic for food deliveries.
A city of Tübingen, in the southwest of Germany, introduces a local tax on single-use packages to respond to the increasing amounts of disposable packaging.
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“Take Pinto” – Plastic Packaging-free Restaurant Model launched in Phuket

Phuket launched a Plastic Packaging-free Restaurant Model with initial restaurants to move towards sustainable packaging for food delivery and take away.
The restaurants will use Pintos to replace single-use plastic.
The Phuket Governor and 14 organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together under the project “Less Plastics in Phuket: Reduction and better Plastic Waste Management in Households and Businesses”.

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Engaging the young in the promotion of sustainable coffee farming systems
University students travelled to Ranong and Chumphon provinces to learn how to become agricultural business entrepreneurs under the implementation of the Coffee+ project.
The internship programme helps them develop a professional aptitude and opens doors for farmer business management and sustainable agriculture.
Hands-on knowledge will enable the interns to adapt to the changing environment and the global situation on commodity prices while generating more income and better livelihoods.
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Youth in Action: 50 young Thai leaders put forward sustainable water solutions
Inspiring young people from across the country gathered at ‘Blue-Net’, an online camp to drive youth engagement in sustainable water management.
'Coffee Sorb’ is an innovative project developed by the young leaders that will help improve water quality by utilising the concept of constructed wetlands.
‘Smile Water Label’ is another youth-led project that aims to certify and promote the efficiency of water use in production and the proper treatment of wastewater.

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Transport and Climate Change Week 2021: Connecting the sustainable transport community around the globe
Transport and Climate Change Week aims to create platform and opportunity for decision-makers, partners and experts to exchange ideas for a better future of transport.
A number of representatives from Thai governmental agencies, academia and private sector participated in discussions on electric vehicles (EV), micromobility and the role of gender in the transport sector.
The EV share in automobile manufacture is expected to be at reach 30% of total automobile manufacture in Thailand by 2030, and 50% by 2035.
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RECOTVET III along with its partners and stakeholders is developing the existing regional in-service training modules and learning offers for TVET personnel in response to digitalisation.
The workshop brought together TVET professionals in ASEAN with experts in Germany for discussions on the regional demands for skills in the digital era.
The results of the workshop will be analysed and carried forward to the next workshop to define topics, contents, training materials, as well as e-learning courses and improve the regional training modules.
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» Project Advisor Climate Issues - ASEAN AgriTrade
» Field Finance Advisor of The “Thai Rice NAMA” project
» Agricultural Practices Advisor of The “Thai Rice NAMA” project
» SRP Data Manager of The “Mainstreaming Sustainable Rice through the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP)”

» Intern of The “Collaborative Action for Single-Use Plastic Prevention in South East Asia (CAP SEA)” project
» Project Assistant in Training and Capacity Development (AIZ)
» Project Assistant of the Thai-German Climate Programme (Energy)
» Sustainable Consumption and Production Expert South East Asia, China and Mongolia of the Sustainable
   Consumption and Production Facility – SWITCH Asia II Project

» SRP Market Development Officer of the “Mainstreaming Sustainable Rice through the Sustainable Rice
   Platform (SRP)” project

» Project Manager in Training and Capacity Development of the Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ)

Pariya Wongsarot
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