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Khampavath Samanboth
Outreach Project Officer
Khampavath graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Environmental Quality Science from the National University of Laos. He has been working at Nam Et-Phou Louey NPA since late 2012, where he began as a government volunteer and was involved in the conservation campaign activities conducted around the protected area. Khampavath was employed by WCS in 2016 with the responsibility of supporting the implementation of conservation and outreach activities in NEPL NPA.
Khamphui Invixay
GIS Officer
Khamphui Invixay has worked for WCS as a GIS officer in the Nam Et–Phou Louey NPA since 2017. He graduated from the National University of Laos in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, specializing in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). His main responsibilities are analysis of SMART and GIS data as well as land satellite imagery. Khamphui uses his expertise in this analysis to produce reports and maps for the WCS NEPL program and NEPL government administration to keep them informed of trends and rates in hunting threats and deforestation around the protected area.
Khanhthong Xayyavong
Program Officer – Law Enforcement and Biodiversity Monitoring
graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Sciences at the National University of Laos in 2014. While studying, he worked part-time for the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute. After graduation, he started his conservation career by working as a Senior GIS/SMART Officer for WCS on the Nam Et-Phou Louey program, moving to WWF Laos for further experience before returning to WCS in mid 2018 to support the Bolikhamxay landscape by advising on law enforcement operations and biodiversity monitoring.
Kiengkai Khoonsrivong
Project Coordinator
Based in Paksan, Bolikhamxay Province, Kiengkai Khoonsrivong works for WCS as Project Coordinator in the Nam Kading National Protected Area. Kiengkai graduated with a Diploma of Forestry and has previous experience in related projects involving monitoring and evaluation, improving the living conditions of communities, and land use planning.
Kikham Chanthapidavong
Program Officer: Information Systems
Kikham graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Geographical Sciences and Geographic Information Systems at the National University of Laos in 2012. He then began work with IEWMP (Program Cooperation for Biodiversity Protection between PAFO and WCS Lao) in the Nam Kading Protected Area in the Bolikhamxay landscape. He has more than 5 years of experience on SMART Information System and Law Enforcement, having worked on the MIST/SMART Law Enforcement database used in protected area management, and GIS since 2013, and contracted directly to the WCS Lao Program in 2016.
Kongphasit Phasungthong
Accounting Assistant
Kongphasit began working for WCS in Bolikhamxay Province as an Accounting Assistant in December 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree majoring in English as well as one in Finance and Banking at The Savannakhet Teacher Training College and at Xayphatthana Economic College. Kongphasit values nature and wildlife and believes that if we work together on conservation, wildlife will increase.
Kongsy Khammavong
Project Officer - Wildlife Health
Kongsy Khammavong completed her Bachelor's Degree in Forestry in 2008 at the National University of Laos. She worked as a WCS Research Student in 2008 and then took up the role of Project Assistant in the Wildlife Trade Project after her studies were completed. A year later she worked as a Project Officer in the Wildlife Health program, looking primarily at zoonotic diseases in traded wildlife. In 2015, she was promoted to Project Coordinator for the Wildlife Health program in Laos, to coordinate implementing the LACANET-One Health Surveillance. Currently, she works as a coordinator in the DTRA-funded Wildlife Health project.
Maiphaeng Phaengkomphan
Site Office Manager (Field Accountant)
Maiphaeng works for WCS as the Site Office Manager (Field Accountant) in the Nam Et-Phou Louey NPA in north-eastern Laos. Maipheng graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Management from the National University of Laos. She has worked at NEPL since early 2013, initially as an accountant and administrator before being promoted to her present position.
Maykham Soukhathammavong
Accounting Assistant
Maykham Soukhathammavong completed her first Higher Diploma in English Teaching at Kangkhay Teacher Training College before gaining a Bachelor Diploma in Finance and Administration. Her first job was at SOS Children’s Village in Houaphanh Province, Laos. After almost seven years of working there, she decided to seek fresh challenges with NGOs such as SNV and SPSL, before taking on the role of Accounting Assistant at WCS.
Moua Yachithor
Community Engagement Program Coordinator
Moua graduated with a Higher Diploma in Vocational Education and Training from Polytechnic College, Vientiane in 2010. Upon graduation, he began work at Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area, his birthplace, as an Outreach Assistant for WCS. He has since taken the position of Conservation Education and Outreach Officer of NEPL, based in Vientiane and, more recently, as the Project Coordinator for Community Engagement/Outreach for the WCS Bolikhamxay program. In 2017 Moua moved back to Nam Et-Phou Louey as the WCS Livelihood and Community Engagement Program Coordinator.

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