Mr. Soukvilay Vilavong
Deputy Director of Administration and Planning Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Mr. Soukvilay Vilavong is the Deputy Director of Administration and Planning Division of the Environmental Quality Promotion Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR, responsible for international cooperation.

He is now acting as the alternate contact person of the ASOEN-Laos, coordinating with AMS and ASEAN Plus Three and Dialogue Partners in the field of environmental cooperation.

Prior to this, Mr. Vilavong was working as the Manager of Research, Development and Information Office at the Dongkhaxang Agriculture Technical School (DATS) from 2001 to 2015.

His previous professional experiences include supervising the strategic and development plan for DATS, cooperating with international organisations and development partners for school development, conducting joint research study on agriculture and environment, and teaching agriculture and environment at DATS.

Soukvilay has completed his Master’s degree program in agricultural resources and environmental management at the Udon Thani Rasjabath University of Thailand. He was also awarded the Humphrey Fellowship Program 2011-12 for professional development program at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), California, United States.