Community Learning
Village Research in Nong Waeng Yao, Thailand
Section 7 - After
  What have we learned?
  • Let community members research themselves. Data gathering done by villagers is worthwhile because villagers know their own village and can approach community members with more sensitivity and familiarity they gather data. Community members seemed to have gained more self-confidence and taken ownership of the research as a result of this activity. This has an educational opportunity, both for the community and for PLAN.

  • Analyze the community's culture, knowledge, and skills as the foundation for solutions to community issues. For this village in Thailand, this exercise provided a fuller picture of the issues and resources available in a community. It was a unique opportunity to learn about the local resources, skills and knowledge in a way that is almost entirely led by the community.
Interested in Learning More?
If you are interested in a more detailed description of the process, case studies on indigenous knowledge, community reflections on the experience, and future plans, please contact us. We look forward to sharing ideas and learning from others who have experience or perspectives on indigenous practices and participatory research. Contact:
1. Idea
2. Community
3. Research
4. Adapt
5. Findings
6. Action
7. After
8. Team
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