Vongsavanh Douangchantha
Community Engagement Officer
joined WCS Lao PDR Savannakhet Landscape team in 2020 as the Community Engagement Officer. Vongsavanh received a Bachelor degree in Agriculture and Forestry from Dongkhamchang Agricultural and Forestry Technical College. His work in community livelihood engagement started in his own village, where he founded and led a mushroom production co-operative for several years after graduation. He has worked for numerous other rural livelihood projects leading work on food security, participatory land-use and livelihoods planning, WASH, and other topics. Vongsavanh believes “that it is important to raise awareness amongst communities on the benefits of natural resource management and biodiversity conservation to strengthen interest in more sustainable alternative income sources, leading to both improved livelihoods and local support for nature conservation”.

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