On 19-20 January 2017, a delegation from Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) visited the Capacity Lab at the University of Bremen. As a part of a long-term collaboration with MAF, Dr. Phouang Parisak PRAVONGVIENGKHAM, deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR, Mr. Xaypladeth CHOUNLAMANY, general director of Department of Planning and Cooperation, and Mr. Bounsy NANTHAPHONE visited Capacity Lab to discuss and investigate the further development of Mobile4D project. Mobile4D is a disaster reporting and alerting system that supports MAF and Lao government in providing rapid responses to Lao citizens in disaster situations.
As a part of the visit, MAF delegation signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which has been established in collaboration with MAF, National University of Laos (NUOL), Mahidol University (MU), and University of Bern (UB). In addition, the team of Capacity Lab demonstrated the current progress of the Mobile4D project with new features and updated user interface.