Vientiane, March 2020
As part of NIPN initiative in Lao PDR that is aimed at strengthening institutional capacity of concern government departments, two vehicles were procured and handed over to the two research departments, CDR and NIER. These vehicles are expected to optimally support the monitoring work and research activities carried out under NIPN. And this would directly contribute to government’s effort in research and evidence generation which is crucial for the formulation of evidence-based policies and decision to improve nutrition status in Lao PDR. Mr. Koen Everaert, EU Delegation to Lao PDR and Mrs. Beate Dastel, Representative a.i, UNICEF jointly presented the vehicles to Dr. Leeber Leebouapao, Acting President of NIER and Deputy Chair of NIPN Advisory Committee.