Now recruiting!! The International PAOT on the Adaptation of the WIND programme in the Central Highlands Coffee Supply Chain

Learn PAOT programme in the Central highlands in Vietnam  

PAOT (Participatory Action-Oriented Training) was developed by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in the 1980s. It is well known as WISE (Work Improvement in Small Enterprises) for small and medium enterprises, and PAOT has been adopted in many occupational safety and health sectors. WIND (Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development) is a famous PAOT for farmers,  which was born in the Mekong Delta.

Interactive workshop with coffee supply chain farmers

The Mekong Delta Programme has been held annually as international workshop in learning PAOT in Can Tho City, Mekong Delta since 2000. However, it has changed as online workshops due to COVID-19. This year, the steering committee decided to re-start of this interesting programme in the field of Central Highlands in Vietnam with the theme of WIND, which has been accepted as a safety and health programme for the Central Highlands Coffee Supply Chain.

Participants will learn “PAOT methods” through workshops, and local farmers will create improvement plans. The two-way exchange between participants and local people is a unique feature of this programme.

With emotional landscape and culture

Dr. Ton That Khai, one of the developers of WIND, will be in charge of the entire programme. Also, the Central Highlands in Vietnam are home to many ethnic minorities, and it will be a rare opportunity to experience the nature and culture of central highlands. We are sincerely looking forward to your application!


Dr. Toshio Hirano

The director of the Mekong Delta International PAOT programme

7-10-1 Kameido Koto-ku, Tokyo,Japan

TEL :+81-33683-9765 Email :


Date: 19 – 26 August 2024.

Meeting point: At 14:00 on 19 August, Tan Son Nhat Airport International Exit.

Deadline is 15 July. We are waiting your application!!  MD2024 application form

The contents 2024 tentative schedule

Training fee: 900 USD (Includes hotel, Domestic flight, training materials, 2 parties, transportation in BMT)

It doesn’t exclude airplane (International), passport application insurance.

※ The financial support:  We have the financial support for Asian countries participants. If the applicants are too many, the steering committee select 5 people. The deadline is 31 May.

Please download the file. ⇒ MD2024 The financial support application form

Number of recruiting: 20

Deadline: 15 July (Mon.) 2024

How to apply: Please send an application form to the steering committee by email or fax.

The Mekong Delta 2024 steering committee