KMITL has direct involvement in national government SDGs policy development. We have collaborated on many research projects with the national government such as Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to cooperate and show our intention to solve problems for the community, such as food, energy, and water security while driving Thailand’s economic foundation to be stronger and achieve global sustainability goals.
The institute has a project to develop and design landscape under the concept of “Khok Nong Na Model (stalls, swamps and farms model)” water management, to store water both on the ground (with Nong (swamps), Khlong Sai Kai (canals) and Khanna (ridge)) and underground (3 kinds forests 4 benefits as according to the royal initiative). This project is located in Ban Huai Krating village, Prathat Sub-district, Mae Ramat District, Tak Province. The institute carried out training and knowledge about area development for the surrounding communities. Also, KMITL worked with the communities to build water storages to improve the scenery and proportion of agricultural areas, to achieve efficient water management and sustainable agriculture. The project also covered downstream activities such as packaging design. The project greatly accomplished in establishing sustainable income foundation for the community.
KMITL is expected to support the government to collect applicable SDGs-related data. The government then gather the data from all related agencies and report them to the international organization. For example, the Office of National Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning called for data in supporting development of Sustainable Consumption master plan. KMITL submitted the data according. This is in responding to SDG 12 “Sustainable consumption and production”.
We have consistently collaborated with NGOs to tackle the SDGs. For example, KMITL worked with social representatives of Hua Ta Khe and Ladkrabang communities, local communities nearby KMITL’s campus to develop Ladkrabang Model, which is aimed to tackle climate change problems.