Meeting : “Working Together for Economic Sustainability: A Karen Project".
Tuesday, 22nd November 2016.
A talk by Somboon Panyakhom.
2014 Karen people from all over the globe came together in order to
help make the contribution toward the development and economic
sustainability of members of the Karen ethnic group. Representatives
from Australia, Burma, Finland and
Thailand established the Karen Group
Co., Ltd, with the mission to promote
manufacturing and distribution of unique food products with high
quality that meets the standards of the global market. The talk
will explore the challenges and successes of this project and others.
As a Karen,
Dr. Somboon’s worldview has been shaped by the plight
of his people. This rich background has inspired a passion for
creating avenues for the oppressed to develop self-sustaining
structures for their communities.
Somboon Panyakhom PhD. is Dean of the International College at Payap
University. He received his BA in Political Sciences from Ramkamheang
University, MA in Social Administration from Thammasat University, and
pursued his doctoral studies in Social and Behavioral Science at the
University of Queensland, Australia. In
addition to being core faculty of
the Peace Studies Program and
lecturer in the International MBA Program
at Payap University, Dr. Somboon
serves as a board member of
WFO-Asia, WEAVE Foundation, the Salween Institute and is Associate
General Secretary of the Global Karen Baptist Fellowship. His research
area involves Social Entrepreneurship for poverty reduction and
Business for Peace.
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