Agenda Bangkok – What Are Really Important Issues for Bangkok

Agenda Bangkok is SIU’s latest project in the time preparing for the next Bangkok Governor election in January 2013.

Agenda Bangkok is SIU’s latest project in the time preparing for the next Bangkok Governor election in January 2013.

Photo from 3rd Agenda Bangkok workshop at Chulalongkorn University

Since we are all tired of repetitive proposals from all candidates including the new BTS/MRT lines, flood prevention and promise of new parks (which almost never happened), we need a better approach for solid and practical proposals from future candidates.

Agenda Bangkok project gathers many stakeholders of Bangkok everyday life. From students and youths to former Bangkok governors, we ask them to give their thought what are really important issues for Bangkok administration.

The project is comprised of few parts:

  • Deep interviews of “Bangkok experts” who really worked for the job.
  • Three workshops from scholars and Bangkokians
  • Online activity including Facebook

So far SIU has interviewed two experts: former governor Apirak Kosayodhin and former MRT governor (also ex-candidate for Bangkok governor) Prapat Chongsanguan. Their interviews (in Thai) are published on our Siam Intelligence web site.

All three workshops are done and we will publish 10 essential issues for future Bangkok soon. The preview of issues is available from Siam Intelligence web site.