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Lao PDR starts archiving its surveys in Toolkit Training (Vientiane, 16 to 20 November 2009)

At least 20 surveys of Lao PDR will be archived by April next year in accordance with IHSN standards after 15 participants were trained on the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit in Vientiane on 16-20 November 2009. The training-workshop was opened by Deputy Director General Yavang Vachoima, in behalf of Director General Samaychanh Boupha who was attending the Paris21 Consortium Meeting in Dakar. The trainees included 11 staff from the DoS, two from the Ministry of Agriculture (MA), and two consultants.

All divisions of DoS were represented in the workshop, ensuring participation and team work of all units. Management support was further manifested by the daily visits made by DDG Vachoima to monitor progress. DDG Phonesaly Souksavath and DDG Phetsamone Sone also joined the group at one time to discuss with their staff and with the ADP Coordinator, Mr. Onkeo Ounalom, the strategies they could adopt to facilitate documentation.