Sufficiency Thinking in Sustainable Development

Sufficiency Thinking in Sustainable Development (STiSD) is a high-quality training program centred on the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) bestowed upon the Thai people by His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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Why STiSD?

The Sufficiency Thinking in Sustainable Development program (STiSD) has been designed to showcase the SEP and how it has been implemented in different parts of society. Emphasis is placed on participants understanding the SEP principles and how they might be applied to projects in their home country.


Sampran Riverside Farm

The “Sampran Model” features a practical adaptation of King Bhumibol’s “Explosion from Within” (meaning a self-motivated call to action) in the context of local business development.

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Laem Phak Bia Royal Project

Using the principle of “Nature cures nature”, the late King Bhumibol initiated Laem Phak Bia Royal Project to treat wastewater and organic solid waste through environmentally and ecologically sustainable methods.

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Wat Don Sai School

With various projects implemented by students, the school is now serving as a vital learning center for those who are interested in SEP in practice.

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Amphawa Chaipattananurak

The chemical-free, mixed-crop garden is promoted not only as a place that exhibits Amphawa local wisdom and art of living, but also a space for farmers to exchange their knowledge in “sufficiency-style” agriculture.

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Paper Plant of SCG

SCG Packaging PLC can provide many answers to questions about commercial adaptation of the SEP model for sustainability.

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Secretariat Office

College of Management
Mahidol University
69 Viphavadee Rangsit Rd., Phyathai
Bangkok, Thailand.
Tel: +662 206 2000

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