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Cha-Time with SEACHA#10: Laos Cultural Heritage of Sericulture and Silk Crafts Adapting to Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges currently facing our planet and one that is most severely impacting globally. This presentation will discuss the impact of climate change on sericulture and weaving communities in Laos by adapting and preserving our cultural heritage through mulberry farming, silkworm raising, natural dyes, and traditional weaving.

Mulberries is a representative family silk farming and handicraft cooperative in Laos to advance an ecological, economic, cultural, and socially sustainable Lao silk and handicraft enterprise that improves villager’s livelihood.

About the speaker

Mr. Noynith Chanthamith is a general manager of Lao Sericulture and Agroecology Promotion or Mulberries and he is also the director of Candlelight Language and Vocational Training Center. Noynith graduated master degree in rural development and management studies from China Agricultural University,Beijing, China. His research is focused on the factor influence Unemployment among higher education graduated in Lao PDR. his currently work at Mulberries focusing on supporting farmers and women weavers in rural areas with the aim to advance an ecological, economic, cultural and socially sustainable Lao silk and handicraft enterprise that improves villagers livelihood. The most important part of his work is to ensure that the environmental, cultural and artistic resources are safeguarded for future generations.

This is a free online lecture organized by Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage Alliance.


Saturday, 30 October 2021 at 16:00 (Bangkok time)


Online (Available by Zoom)


Free of charge

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