The Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) is Thailand’s homegrown approach; introduce in 1974 by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. This concept aligns with many sustainable development goals and targets like poverty eradication, food security, sustainable economic growth, sustainable industrialization, sustainable consumption and production, etc.

Another Thai base entrepreneurship stimulus program, OTOP, aims to support the unique locally made and marketed products (e.g. handicrafts, cotton and silk garments, pottery, fashion accessories, household items, foods, etc.) of each Thai tambon (meaning sub-district) nationally and internationally for rural development, income generation and poverty alleviation.

Both the programmes are successfully practicing in Thailand. Hence as a gesture of regional cooperation, this workshop is offering by CIRDAP in collaboration with the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives to develop capacity to implement these programmes in CMCs.

Program Details
Duration                                  5th – 8th August 2019 (4 days, excluding arrival and departure)
Venue                                      Thailand
Participants                             14
Application Deadline              16 July 2019

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current position: The participants should either in the mid or senior level management and working under rural entrepreneurship development, small and medium industries, rural development and poverty alleviation, and other relevant departments of national and local government agencies.
  • Work experience: At least five (5) years of experience in the position described above.
  • Education: University degree or equivalent qualification from recognized University/ Institution.
  • Language: The workshop will conduct in English, and participants are frequently required to make oral and written presentations. They must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Health: Participants to complete a number of individual and group activities, and strenuous fieldwork. It is therefore, recommended to the member countries, not to nominate candidates who are likely to suffer from physical and mental stress.

Application Procedure

  1. Ministry Role: Nominations must be submitted to in the prescribe nomination form (attached as Nomination Form) including the email address of nominees by 16th July 2019. Ministry is requested to collect all nominations and select according to criteria.
  • Participant’s Role: Participants will fill-in the profile form, and upload required documents in CIRDAP website.

Documents to be filled up and uploaded

  • After making ready all supporting documents mentioned bellow, Click Apply;
  • Filled-in the form;
  • Click Add File and upload the following supporting documents in PDF format:
sl Type of Documents Rename as
1. Official Nomination from organizational head’s signature and seal Applicant’s first name_nomination (e.g. bbx_nomination)
2. Passport copy (passport must be valid for at least next 6 month from the training date) Applicant’s first name_passport (e.g. bbx_passport
  • After adding all documents, click Submit;
  • A notification box will appear for Edit, if needed after submission;

The closing date for application submission is 16 July 2019, after deadline, the submission portal will not be accessible.

Please note, the total file size of these supporting documents should not exceed 10 MB.

Before apply for the workshop, please read the Program Brief carefully.

Deadline for Submission

All applicants should submit online application along with supporting documents to CIRDAP Application Portal within 16 June 2019.


  • Applications received after the deadline and self-nomination will not be accepted;
  • Failure to submit the incomplete information and required documents will not be considered;
  • Upon successful submission of application, selected candidates will be notified of their status prior to two weeks of the programme; 
  • Please note that nomination of a candidate does not necessarily guarantee that s/he will be selected. Selection is the discretion of the CIRDAP Secretariat;

Relevant Documents