Announcements

Book Launch: Migration and Women’s Land Tenure Security in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

The new book Migration and Women’s Land Tenure Security in the Greater Mekong Sub-region draws on country-level and ethnographic research, based on a collaboration between FAO and Chiang Mai University. The book explores how migration affects women’s land tenure security, and in turn the ways in which women’s ...

Call for applications: SUMERNET grants for media-research partnerships for environmental reporting (Apr-Nov 2021)

Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) is providing eight grants worth up to US$2,800 to selected journalists in the Mekong Region for environmental reporting during April to November 2021. These grants are intended for media to partner with SUMERNET researchers to produce and publish impactful stories that highlight critical environmental sustainability issues ...

Webinar|In conversation: Rights-based approaches for forest protection initiatives

Diverse perspectives on the development of solid benefit sharing and community contracting DATE/TIME: Wednesday 12th May 2021 | 10:00 am – 11.30 am (BST) | 3:00 – 4:30 pm (GMT+7) | Via Zoom (Register here) Initiatives aimed at tackling the climate crisis increasingly revolve around forest protection ...

Online discussion on the implementation of the EU Action Plan for Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024 in the Asia Pacific

The European Union has recently adopted the Action Plan for Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024. The Action Plan sets out the EU’s priorities and objectives which will guide our work in advancing human rights and democracy, including in Asia and the Pacific. In light of the EU’s commitment to ...

3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum

Land tenure in Mekong forest landscapes: advancing the recognition of customary rights and responsible investment practices Online and in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Hanoi (Viet Nam), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Vientiane (Lao People’s Democratic Republic) and Yangon (Myanmar) Date: 26-27 May 2021 Recent global disruptions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic ...

Storytelling, Connecting, and Supporting Women for River and Water governance: an invitation to co-design

As with so many other global events in 2020, last year’s Women and Rivers Congress was held online. For the 181 participants, this was a great opportunity to start to meet and connect with the many activists, researchers, journalists, artists, and organisations working to support ...

Indigenous Peoples' Data During COVID-19: From External to Internal

Governments have used real-time data and disease trackers quantifying the size, spread, and distribution of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) that emerged in 2019 to inform and influence decision and policy making. Indigenous Peoples have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, whether through infection, fatality, economic ...

Opportunity: Lower Mekong Network Facilitator

We are recruiting for a new LMN Facilitator. This role will be held by an independent consultant and contracted through the McConnell Foundation.   Opening Date: 15 March 2021 Closing Date: 15 April 2021 Submission: Proposals should be sent to LMN@mcconnellfoundation.org by the closing date. BACKGROUND Launched in 2016, ...

[Online via Zoom] Water Governance in Southeast Asia: A Roundtable Discussion on the Mekong River Basin

This Roundtable focuses on the water governance and water management challenges in Southeast Asia, particularly in the Mekong River basin. We will examine questions of environmental justice with a panel of experts on the region, whose interests include—specifically in relation to the Mekong—issues of political ...

Call for Applications: Mekong Data Journalism Fellowship 2021

The East-West Center and Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, in partnership with the Stimson Center, are jointly offering Fellowships to journalists from Mekong Basin countries that aim to strengthen their data-journalism skills and support data-driven investigations into water security challenges and solutions in the Mekong region.  The Fellowship will provide selected Fellows the opportunity to gain an increased understanding of issues related to ...

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