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Khamkeo Syxaiyakham Thor
Assistant Program Manager, Laos
Khamkeo Syxaiyakham completed his BSc in Ecotourism from the National University of Laos in 2012 and an MSc in Conservation Ecology from KMUTT, Thailand in 2018. He worked with WCS as an Ecotourism Officer based in Nam Et-Phou Louey NPA from late 2012 to 2015, conducting gibbon research for his Masters’ Degree in NEPL as well as being involved in several wildlife surveys in central Laos. Khamkeo’s responsibility at WCS, as of early 2019, is assisting the Program Manager in supporting the implementation of all program activities in NEPL NPA.
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
Field Information Systems Officer (SMART/GIS)
Khamphui Invixay has worked for WCS as a Field Information Systems Officer (SMART/GIS) in the Nam Et–Phou Louey National Park 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 National Park.
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 Coordinator
Almost 10 years, Kongsy Khammavong has been working for Wildlife Conservation Society mainly on wildlife zoonotic disease research and surveillance related to wildlife markets in Lao PDR. She completed her Bachelor's degree in forestry in 2008 at National University of Laos. She worked as a WCS Research Student in 2008. She started working with WCS as a Project assistant in the Wildlife Trade Project after finishing University and then a year later she worked as a Project Officer in the Wildlife health program, looking primary at zoonotic diseases in traded wildlife. In 2015, she was promoted to be 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 network surveillance at the WCS Lao PDR program.
Louise Bott (Regional)
Administrative and Grants Support Officer
Louise joined WCS in 2019 as Administrative and Grants Support Officer to the WCS Mekong Drivers Partnership program which operates in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and China. She currently works with the technical, administrative and financial teams within the country programs, as well as the regional business office, to ensure the efficient and well-coordinated implementation of Mekong Drivers Program. Louise completed her MSc degree in Social Science focusing on International Development and has 10 years experience working in Laos with international NGOs in program development, management, administration, and implementation in the areas of nature resource protection, community engagement and renewable energy.
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.

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