The Laos Australia Institute (LAI) supports human resource development in Laos
LAI is a partnership between the governments of Australia and Laos, with the aim of improving skills and capacities, at both the individual and organisational levels, to support economic and social development priorities in Laos.
Laos is making use of all its human resources (men, women, people living with disabilities and those from other disadvantaged groups) to advance sustainable development.
To improve Laos’ human resources through scholarships, training and organisational capacity building.
To achieve its long-term outcomes, LAI works with the Human Resource Development Secretariat within the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES), and with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA). The HRD Secretariat supports the National HRD Commission and the agency focal points for human resource development under the National HRD Strategy; and MOHA is the agency which sets the parameters for how human resources are deployed and managed within the civil service.
LAI also works with representatives of the private sector through the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI).
WHAT WE DO
The Laos Australia Institute (LAI) supports human resource development in Laos. It is the Australian Government's leading program for scholarships and training, as well as a source of technical advice and support to the public and private sectors.
We highly value gender equality, as well as disability and socially inclusive development. Our work aims to overcome barriers and challenges faced by women, people with a disability, and people from different ethnic backgrounds or remote communities. Specific programs are in place to enable members of disadvantaged groups to access training and scholarships.