AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023

Itthirit Suwannakam
Assistant Manager, Academic and Funder Relations Division


Small Enterprise Development Co., Ltd. (SED)


Itthirit joined the Small Enterprise Development Co., Ltd. in 2016. He has involved in community development work in Thailand and Lao PDR for over 10 years. Prior to join the SED, in 2008, he initiated his profession as a training organizer with a local NGO in Surin province. Through the position, he learned on training session design, curriculum development, proposal writing, project management, and coordination with CBOs, CSOs, NGOs, INGOs in Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and other relevant sectors as well as gained facilitation skills gradually. Later, he got the scholarship from Asia Pacific Scholarship Consortium (APSC) funded by Open Society Foundation (OSF) to pursue a master’s degree in community development at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Philippines. After graduating the master’s degree, he worked as capacity development consultant for an INGO in Lao PDR and then has joined the SED since 2016 so far. At the present position, Assistant Manager, Academic and Funder Relations Division, he is responsible to maintain strong relationship with the existing partners, fundraise through online crowdfunding platforms, seek financial sources and cooperation, and build capacity for a village bank in the implementation area.