We, the Cooperation Committee with Laos (CCL), have been working with the Lao population since 1980. This loyalty and our commitment to the development of this country fall voluntary within the long run. The Charter describes our cooperation missions and our working methods, which are the concrete expression of a set of values. The Charter, which symbolizes our identity, was drawn up on the basis of successive reflection workshops, bringing together employees, members of the board of directors and members of the association. It is a collective moral commitment.

Concrete expression of a set of values

The CCL is an association of international solidarity which is independent and free of all political, spiritual and ideological allegiances. We recognize and respect the diversity of individuals, populations, their cultures, their knowledge and their environments. We want to promote equality in rights and in dignity for all people. We recognize the interaction of people and peoples and want to bring it to life in a way of solidarity and reciprocity. Our cooperation with the people of Laos is based on professional values ​​that are both technical (in-depth knowledge and experience) and human (desire to progress, patience, flexibility, adaptation to the local context). Through our actions, we want to promote equity and support the most disadvantaged people, always being careful not to harm. We want to work with a strong desire for transparency, intellectual honesty and responsibility in our words and actions. As a guarantee of success for its missions, the CCL wishes to promote the personal and professional development of its employees and volunteer members and allow them, in contact with the population, to be enriched by the diversity of cultures in Laos.

Our cooperation missions

The projects carried out with the CCL, with and alongside the populations of Laos, aim to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of all without distinction, in particular by promoting access to food, health care, education and knowledge, culture and stable income in a sustainable environment. These projects are based on a long-term partnership with the populations as well as on the desire to exchange knowledge, know-how, information and cultures. By promoting accountability and empowerment, we support populations and decision-makers in identifying and implementing solutions adapted to each situation, so that they ensure their development and that of their territory in a harmonious and independent manner. We favor training actions and the reinforcement of the capacities of expression, creativity, negotiation and organization of individuals and groups. CCL endeavors to capitalize the experiences and knowledge acquired in different forms and to disseminate them in Laos and abroad: reports, books, films, documents, website, conferences, articles, etc. Finally, we are seeking to make Laos known as well as to mobilize and direct resources to initiate and conduct new actions in this country.

Our working methods

The projects are built on the basis of a voluntary and contractual participation of partners and beneficiaries. To support the implementation of projects with the greatest possible efficiency, the CCL adopts an alliance strategy: With research and development institutes, universities and colleges, government bodies, other associations, and other partners, particularly in Southeast Asia. We favor the transmission of knowledge through companionship. We promote the identification of new issues, research and innovation. The project cycle is marked by special attention paid to the initial diagnosis which takes into account the complexity of the situations in their technical, social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects. We ensure that this diagnosis leads to concrete proposals. Through training, taking into account economic aspects, and a permanent reflection on sustainability, we favor the sustainability of the results produced. Regular monitoring of each project, visits and inter-project exchanges allow continuous adaptation and consistency of our actions. Through interim and final evaluations, we empower ourselves to report, learn and grow. Finally, the capitalization and restitution of the actions undertaken and the results produced, to all the actors concerned by the projects, contribute to the effectiveness of our work.

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The Charter symbolizes our identity and constitutes our reference for designing, carrying out, analyzing, criticizing and improving our actions. Thus, CCL stakeholders and partners are invited to regularly call on the association, in order to verify that the Charter is lived and applied, and that it remains valid.

Our Stories

19 June

A NORTHERN UPLAND TERRITORY

29 April

THE FOREST TEA PRODUCERS

26 November

The Forest Tea

26 November

A Cardomom Story