Expected rise of malnutrition in Kingdom

Leading global organisations and NGOs have come together to urge Cambodia to focus on children’s rights to healthy diets as rates of malnutrition are in danger of rising amid the COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic. The call was made in a joint statement from Unicef, the World Food ...

Are China’s dams responsible for droughts along Mekong River?

Chinese dams aren’t the problem causing droughts for downstream nations along the Mekong River – they are part of the solution – says a Chinese study released in July. The study is an attempt to pour water on claims by a rival US-backed investigation that blamed dams ...

Myanmar to build SEZ connecting Greater Mekong Sub-Region East-West Economic Corridor, West Yangon Industrial Park

Myanmar will implement a Special Economic Zone project in Mon State and West Yangon Industrial Park project, said Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Thaung Tun during a Myanmar-Japan Investment Dialogue held via video conference on July 29. The special economic zone in Mon ...

Cambodian Environmental Group Calls For End to Development on Phnom Penh’s Boeung Tamok Lake

Development on one of the last large lakes in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh is impacting communities that rely on it for their livelihoods and causing significant flooding in the city as the result of runoff during heavy rains, an environmental watchdog said Thursday, calling for ...

Myanmar: Sex education in schools sparks debate over morality

A new school textbook, which features a fictional same-sex couple and young students who find themselves attracted to the opposite sex, has sparked outrage in Myanmar. The opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), Buddhist monks and conservative parents protested the distribution of the book, calling ...

Laos Builds Road and Workers’ Camp for Luangprabang Dam Ahead of Formal Approval

A Thai dam developer has begun clearing land for a large-scale Mekong River dam near the ancient Lao capital Luang Prabang before signing a hydropower sale pact required for approval, raising concerns from downstream communities already hit hard by Laos’ aggressive damming of the vital ...

Webinar Invitation: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020

Date: 5-7 August 2020 Webinar: Towards self-determination and democratization: Where are we heading?  Program: Day 1: Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 11:00 am-12:00 pm    Session I: (Opening Plenary): Many Peoples, One Struggle 02:00-04:00 pm Session II: Towards self-determination and self-government Day 2: Thursday, 6th August, 2020 10:30-12:00 pm Session III: Securing lands, territories and resources: ...

RightsCon 2020's Panel Discussion: Lessons learnt from mobile data collection applications that strengthen Indigenous data governance towards Indigenous Data Sovereignty
RightsCon 2020

How do Indigenous Peoples exercise their data governance? Register for #RightsCon2020 to join Open Development Mekong‘s panel discussion on lessons learnt from mobile data collection applications that strengthen Indigenous data governance towards Indigenous Data Sovereignty (session ID #8999).   Register for RightsCon, the world’s leading event on ...

ONLINE PANEL DISCUSSION: Haze and Social (In)Justice in Southeast Asia: Past Experience and What Next?
Haze and Social (In)Justice in Southeast Asia: Past Experience and What Next?

In this our first Political Ecology in Asia Seminar, coinciding with the International Conference on New Research in International Development, Human Rights, and International Relations at a Time of Disruption, we focus on the issue of social justice and air pollution. The discussion will examine ...

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