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The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2013Official Conference ProceedingsOsaka, JapanIn addition, a way of life based on patience, perseverance, diligence, wisdom and prudence isindispensable to create balance and be able to cope appropriately with critical challenges,arising from extensive and rapid socioeconomic, environmental, and cultural changes in theworld.The center can also be the center for exchanging experiences between communities such asstudents, scholars, and so on. This will widen learning networks in their community, andstrengthen the cooperation between public and private sectors as well.This study was aimed to develop the Community Learning Center (CLC), which was basedon the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy in Dong Kra Tong Yam sub-district, Sri MahaPhot District, Prachinburi Province, learning networks for exchanging experiences, and serveas the base for developing community prototype under the Philosophy of SufficiencyEconomy.The scope of the study was focused on the development of the CLC under The Philosophy ofSufficiency Economy, which targeted participants were the leaders groups of the community,the members of local administration, occupational groups, and residents of Dong Kra TongYam sub-district.The expected outcomes resulting from the development of the CLC will stimulate theawareness of the people to become realize that they have a valuable and meaningful CLC forlearning and develop their own skills, improve their quality of life and their living under thePES, have community networks for exchanging knowledge within their community both inpublic and private sectors. Stakeholders are aware of the important of participation inbuilding and developing their community according to The Philosophy of SufficiencyEconomy, and people share their love and pride of their own community.MethodologyThis participatory action research (PAR) employed both qualitative approaches for collectingdata. All data obtained from documents, field study, in-depth interview, focus group, wereanalyzed by using content analysis technique. The main focus of this study was peopleparticipation, training, workshops, and exploring and using databases within both scholarsand the community.Knowledge transferring plan1. The researchers participated in the meeting with community for planning andconducting activities.2. The meeting in the CLC would set up for all activities related to CLC.3. Inviting guest speakers to deliver the principle of The Philosophy of SufficiencyEconomy.4. Setting up workshop for planning and develop the plans for communitydevelopment. At this stage all clear directions, guidelines, and strategies for problem solvingof the villages should be made available.5. Searching for existing local wisdom within the community, and learning how tomake use of knowledge for adding value to their community. At this stage, participants137


The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2013Official Conference ProceedingsOsaka, JapanGuidelines for management developmentThe management is crucial for the community potentials so committees or evenmembers of each group must be trained on how to run their activities and manage theircommunity for ultimate results.AcknowledgementThe authors appreciate the financial support from Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University.ReferencesChaiyawat Wibulswasdi Priyanut Piboolsravut; Kobsak Pootrakool (2009) Published bySufficiency Economy Research Project Bureau of The Crown Property Bangkok,Thailand Website: http://www.sufficiencyeconomy.org.Charas Suwanwela, (2009). ‘Sufficiency Economy Philosophy as an Approach forSustainable Production & Consumption’, presented at the 2 nd ASEAN+3 LeadershipProgramme on Sustainable Production & Consumption, Sirindhorn InternationalEnvironmental Park, Cha-am, Petchburi, Thailand, 8 AugustMongsawad, Prasopchoke (2007). The philosophy of sufficiency economy and economicmanagement. NIDA Development Journal, No.1/2550, pp. 159-180. (in Thai)Pho Samlamjiak, (2003) Thai Puan Legend: Narration of Old Stories. Kor PolpimPrinting Co.Ltd. (in Thai)140

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