The Australian Embassy, located in the capital of Vientiane, offers a comprehensive range of services to Australian citizens, administers the Australian development assistance program to Laos, provides advice to Australian businesses, manages the formal bilateral relationship between Australia and Laos and provides a visa service for people in Laos planning to travel to Australia. (Link Travel Advice for Laos)
Launch of MPI-Australia partnership for public investment monitoring
Vice Minister of MPI Dr Kikeo Chanthaboury and Australian Ambassador to Lao PDR Mr John Williams launched a new partnership for public investment monitoring on Tuesday, October 11th. Delivered through the MPI Department of International Cooperation and the Laos Australia Development Learning Facility, the partnership will develop and use a new public investment monitoring system. It is planned to continue to June 2020. (Read more)
Introducing BEQUAL’s Teacher Training Program
This week, as we celebrate World Teacher’s Day on 5 October and Lao National Teacher’s Day on 7 October, the Australian Embassy is reflecting on the vital role teachers play in our schools and communities.
With the right skills, teachers bring education to life, inspiring children and equipping them with the tools to learn and thrive.
Improving the quality of teaching and learning in schools is a key priority of Australia’s Basic Education Quality and Access in Laos (BEQUAL) program, with support from the European Union (Read more)
Lao PDR celebrated the Coffee International Day
On 1st October 2016 Lao PDR celebrated Coffee International Day for the first time and the rich history of coffee in Laos. DFAT took part in the day’s events of roasting, tasting and good practice discussions with other development agencies, service providers, café owners (Maison Coffee, Slurt Coffee, Doi Chang, Amazon), NGOs and coffee producers. (Read more)
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2016 – 2017 Call for Applications
The Australian Embassy Vientiane is calling for applications for the 2016-2017 Direct Aid Program (DAP) funding round. DAP is a flexible, small grant scheme which provides direct benefits to those most in need in the local community. (Read more: English | Lao)