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Sombath Somphone was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership. The citation for his award “recognizes his hopeful efforts to promote sustainable development in Laos by training and motivating its young people to become a generation of leaders“. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is often regarded Asia’s Nobel Prize. Sombath Somphone remains the only person from the Lao PDR to receive this award.
Participatory Development Training Center (PADETC) was awarded the 2001 ESCAP Human Resources Development Award – “Empowering the Rural Poor through HRD” by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP).
PADETC has also been awarded several awards and certificates of recognition from the different agencies within the Lao Government (see below). For more Lao awards visit the PADETC facebook page.
For more Lao awards visit the PADETC facebook page.
Tel & Fax: (+856 21) 219130
Post: PO Box 2147,
Vientiane, Lao PDR
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