Proceedings of the Twelfth Meeting of GMS Working Group on Human Resource Development (WHGRD-12)

Date: November 2013
Type: Conference Proceedings
Series: Proceedings of the Meetings of GMS Working Group on Human Resource Development (WGHRD)


The Twelfth Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Working Group on Human Resource Development (WGHRD-12) was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 31 October-1 November 2013, with the theme "Implementing the GMS Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategic Framework and Action Plan (SFAP) 2013-2017: Way Forward."

The Meeting discussed the implementation of the SFAP 2013-2017, particularly the preparation of a National Action Plan for each GMS country to ensure that the subregional action plan is carried out at the national level. Endorsed at the 18th GMS Ministerial Conference in December 2012, the SFAP builds on the first GMS SFAP 2009-2012 and reflects changing circumstances, including the development of the GMS economic corridors as an important GMS priority.

The Meeting was co-organized by ADB and the Government of Thailand, and attended by participants from the six GMS countries: Cambodia, the People's Republic of China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Resource speakers from the public and academic sectors, intergovernmental organizations, as well as observers from development partners, and individual experts also attended.


  • Introduction
  • Opening Session
  • Statements by Heads of Delegation
  • Overview of the GMS Regional Investment Framework (RIF) and HRD Sector Pipeline
  • GMS HRD SFAP 2013-2017 and Implementing the GMS HRD SFAP Phase 2
  • Knowledge Sharing on GMS Initiatives and Opportunities for Regional Cooperation
  • Country Break-out Sessions
  • Statements by Development Partners
  • Closing Session
  • Appendixes