Social development

EarthRights School (ERS) Advocacy Training Program for 2022

The EarthRigths School is an intensive, residential training program for activists and earth rights defenders from the Mekong region (China, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam) who are working on environmental and human rights issues. Through three months’ program we will provide the relevant knowledge, skills, and networks ...

Water, Food, Energy, and Climate Nexus: The Role of Local NGOs in Mekong Region

Asian Research Center for International Development (ARCID) is presenting the 3rd Mekong Dialogue on “Water, Food, Energy, and Climate Nexus: The Role of Local NGOs in Mekong Region”. The dialogue will be hybrid, taking place both online via Zoom and in-person at the ARCID Bangkok ...

Call for submissions: WIPO Photography Prize for Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Youth 2021-2022

Through this activity, WIPO aims to celebrate and make widely known the creativity of Indigenous and local community youth, as well as raise their awareness on how copyright can be used to protect their creativity expressed in the photographs. The theme of the WIPO Photography ...

Evolving role of civil society to improve forest governance in the Mekong region

The Voices for Mekong Forests (V4MF) will host the project’s closing event on 30 November 2021. The European Union (EU) funded the V4MF project with the goal to strengthen civil society’s contributions for improved forest governance in the Mekong region. The project started in 2017 and will end ...

2021 ASIA LAND FORUM

Secure land rights are central to eradicating poverty and hunger (Goal 1), advancing women equal rights to economic resources, including land (Goal 5), building a world of justice where human rights are protected (Goal 16), protecting the environment and fighting climate change (Goal 13), and ...

EU GCCA+ Youth Awards for the best climate storytelling

The EU GCCA+ Youth Awards support young journalists, writers and photographers to tell powerful climate stories around the world. If you are between 18 and 30 years and live in a GCCA+ country (see registration form) you can participate with a video/story with photos about climate change cooperation, preferably related to an EU-funded project in your ...

Briefing Paper: Online People-Watching: Censorship, Surveillance, and the National Internet Gateway in Cambodia

On February 16, 2021, the Cambodian government issued the Sub-Decree No.23 on the Establishment of National Internet Gateway.  The law will result in the implementation of the National Internet Gateway (NIG), through which the government will gain control of data traffic in the country through ...

Call for Applications Mekong Data Journalism Fellowship 2021, Round Two

Deadline: 27 June 2021, 11:59 PM, (UTC +07) The East-West Center and Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, in partnership with the Stimson Center, are pleased to launch a second and final round of fellowships to journalists from Mekong  countries. The fellowship provides fellows with the opportunity to develop data journalism skills and support data-driven investigations into water security challenges ...

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 ...

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 ...

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