Supporting and strengthening communities

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do. We want to ensure people from diverse communities can thrive and connect with the world. Through our policy initiatives and programs, in partnership and engagements with various organizations, including the government, NGOs, CSOs, universities, and others, we want to be the medium to provide space, skills, and tools to support people from diverse communities when navigating online and in the real world.

Organizing ‘Woman Leading our Connected World’ (WOW)

We partnered with Chiang Mai University’s School of Public Policy and TEDxChiangMai to design and co-organize an unconference-style event “Women Leading Our Connected World” (WOW). The event was aimed at strengthening women’s leadership in Thailand’s digital transformation under TEDxChiangMai’s theme of “Shake and Shift – Through the Eyes of Women". It brought together 100 businesses, youth, and tech leaders, to learn and share experiences with the newly elected female Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum

In WOW season 2, we raised awareness about the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of women from all walks of life and showcased the value of women in Thai society as architects of the future. The event achieved a reach of 16,000+.

In 2022, WOW season 3 focuses on "Women & Mental Well-Being". The main objective is to raise public awareness about women and mental health, and to provide sound public policy recommendations that incorporate the knowledge on mental well-being in all other aspects of public policy. These policy recommendations are essential to enlighten the public and for various government agencies to consider developing public policies based on a solid understanding of mental health and its implications on many social issues.

Learn more about WOW1, WOW 2

Visit Chiang Mai University School of Public Policy Facebook Page to follow the latest events.

Meta and Love Frankie unveil FOLD – a new, purpose-built, hybrid production and live-streaming studio in downtown Bangkok

At a time when virtual engagements are more important than ever, the studio caters to the real demand of the production of high-quality, digital-first content and online events to support our community of partners.

FOLD is an inclusive place for the people, by the people. At its core, it is a creative space aimed at fostering connectivity and community, helping people come together both online and offline. It brings together diverse groups of people to have meaningful interactions, share, learn from each other, and co-create engaging social impact and social good programs that can support communities in Thailand. It is staffed by technically competent but socially conscious folk. Our mentorship program is an expression of our investment in the community.

Partners are invited to use the space for digital capacity building and to create inspiring content and events for the advancement of digital literacy and economic empowerment in Thailand.

For inquiries, please contact

Giving people the power to build community is an important part of Meta’s mission. We launched the Meta Certified Community Manager program in the Thai language for community managers to build, grow and support their communities. The program includes online courses on community management through Meta Blueprint, a study guide, and a practice test. The community managers can use new and existing knowledge to take a professionally proctored exam. On passing, they earn a digital credential that can be shared with their networks, industry, and communities.

Learn more about Meta Certified Community Manager program.

Take Meta Certified Community Manager program online course and exam.

Digital Communication for Impact Program: Supporting Thailand’s Social Impact and Developmental Sector

In 2022, Meta in Thailand launched its Digital Communication for Impact Program in partnership with ChangeFusion. The program supports Thailand’s social impact and developmental sector including non-profit organizations, charities, social enterprises, and civil society organizations, who have been forced to adjust and adapt their ways of communicating and connecting with their communities during the pandemic. It also provides them with access to digital tools and skills needed to continue their important work.

The program reached 1,000+ people in Thailand participating in Phase 1 of the training series. In Phase 2, 12 organizations from diverse sectors were selected to participate in an incubation program. The intensive training and ads credits to support the communities and causes they cater to.

Learn more about the Digital Communication for Impact Program.

Follow the Impactor Facebook Page to learn more.

Inspiring Thailand Summit: Empowering Communities

At the Inspiring Thailand Summit - held virtually at the end of 2021 - we brought together a community of leading thinkers in the digital transformation space to discuss socio-economic development and digital citizenship in the digital age under the theme: Empowering Communities and Inclusive Digital Literacy.

We also collaborated with communities and experts that are working to empower people. In 2022, we launched many initiatives and partnerships with organizations in Thailand to continue building a safe and secure online community and promote a sustainable digital economy.

Watch the Inspiring Thailand Summit wrap-up video.

Learn more about insights shared during the summit.

Partnership with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security to Upskill Vulnerable Communities

Meta launched a partnership with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) to support and upskill vulnerable communities in digital citizenship and digital marketing skills.

We are working together with the Ministry in their mission to build human security for vulnerable households including single parents, the youth, disabled, and the elderly amongst others. We kick-started the partnership with a training session attended by 200+ staff members where they learned how to use Facebook tools to effectively connect and engage with communities and their beneficiaries. This was followed by a session on how to navigate the online space safely, be responsible digital citizens, and how to use digital marketing tools. This training benefit 500+ people from vulnerable communities under MSDHS’s care.

Learn more about the partnership.

Launching the Community Accelerator program

First launched in 2020, the Community Accelerator program is designed to equip impactful communities with the training, mentorship, and funds to grow. In 2021, the program focussed on helping leaders harness the power of their community to turn ideas into action. During the 8-month program, participants will receive training, early access to new products, and funding, to invest in an initiative that extends their community’s positive impact.

In 2020, we had a diverse group of participants from sectors like economic empowerment, diversity and inclusion, gender equality, and mental health.

Local Alike - Local Alike was established in 2011 to develop, empower and connect Thai tourism communities to the world. Through the Accelerator program, the team was able to pivot their offerings to launch the LocalAroi program to bring local dishes to communities across the country during the pandemic.

LearnNaiDee - Lack of education is one of the leading causes of unemployment for people with disabilities in Thailand. To help solve the problem, Chatchai started LearnNaiDee, a program to improve education for people with disabilities to unleash their full potential in life. Through the Accelerator program, the team was able to create a program to improve the education of differently-abled people to help them unleash their full potential in life.

Young Pride Club - provides on-the-ground and online activism activities to help the youth develop leadership, participation, and cooperation skills as they advocate for gender equality and diversity.

YoungHappy - helps seniors maintain an active lifestyle that promotes their self-esteem, keeps them engaged with their peers, and supports their well-being.

Ooca – helps people overcome the stigma of having mental health issues and the inaccessibility of support by connecting them with mental health professionals.

Learn more about the Community Accelerator program.

Our “Inspiring Thailand” series began in 2021, under the theme “Recovery and Resilience.” Our guests in this discussion series draw inspiring people including policymakers, and public personalities who are influencers in their own right and ordinary inspiring people. These individuals will share stories and insights on different aspects of recovery, resilience, and innovation in the context of coming out of the COVID19 pandemic. This will showcase their individual creative initiatives to drive the future of Thailand. Through the Inspiring Thailand Series, we will fuse the leadership, creativity, and innovative thinking of our guests to create a community of stakeholders who embody our mission of giving people the power to create community and bring the world closer together.

Watch our Inspiring Thailand Series

We bring together key experts from academia, civil society, respected members, and government agencies to exchange insights and recommendations through digital dialogue roundtables for the practical provisions of Thailand’s regulatory landscape. This includes our series of roundtables with privacy, misinformation, and safety experts. We also continue to build a community for experts to share their insights and leverage the knowledge to create a greater impact for Thailand.

Supporting communities to respond and recover

In unfortunate times of natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, people use digital platforms to keep friends and family informed, raise awareness, and help their communities stay safe and recover. We used feedback from the community to develop Crisis Mapping tools and Data for Goods tools to help first responders.

Learn more about our Data for Good initiative and tools.

Learn more about Facebook Crisis Response.

Meta is committed to supporting the region’s news community and ensuring reporters continue to keep our communities informed

The Meta Journalism Project and Reuters launched a free e-learning program. The Reuters Digital Journalism Course aims to support journalists from Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and India to build a strong foundation in digital reporting and editing. The program is now available in Thai to support local journalists in building a strong foundational knowledge as they navigate the changing landscape of digital news. The curriculum was developed by Reuters and includes modules on digital newsgathering, verification, and reporting, publishing on social media, wellness, and resilience training while reporting.

Learn more about the Meta Journalism Project

Visit the free online course by Reuters.

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