Social development

Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

Call for participants: Regional Dialogue on Indigenous Youth Social Entrepreneurship
Call for Application Poster

Are you a young Indigenous person who is making a difference through social entrepreneurship and community building? Sign up for the Regional Dialogue on Indigenous Youth Social Entrepreneurship to be held on 20-22 January 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand!  Join here: http://bit.ly/ISERD2020 by 27 November 2019. Applications are open to: Indigenous youth ...

Webinar: The role of indigenous communities in reducing climate change through sustainable land use practices

The climate crisis demands urgent action, yet we live in a politically polarized and paralyzed world. As governments and other actors struggle over climate change, our environment is irreversibly changing. A United Nations report on the Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services revealed that three-quarters of ...

Regional Capacity Strengthening Program for Indigenous Peoples Advocates

The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) in partnership with the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is calling for applications for a regional capacity strengthening program – ‘Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Business‘ – to be held in ...

BOOK LAUNCHED: Love, Money and Obligation: Transnational Marriage in a Northeastern Thai Village

Globalization means transnational marriages and intimacies become increasingly viable options for women and men. Patcharin Lapanun explores the marriages of Thai women with *farang* men,  and complicates conventional views about materiality and intimacy in these settings.The sentiments and life stories of women and men engaging in ...

The Intellectual and Cultural Property Rights of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Asia

A new book titled: “The Intellectual and Cultural Property Rights of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Asia”, written for Minority Rights Group International (MRG) based in London, discusses issues that indigenous and tribal peoples of Asia are facing, including complex threats to their survival as ...

UNESCO publication “Knowing our lands and resources”

The 2017 UNESCO publication “Knowing our lands and resources: Indigenous and local knowledge and practices related to biodiversity and ecosystem services in Asia” includes chapters from Thailand (“Forests, communities and ecosystems: A case study of the Huay Hin Lad Nai community”) and Vietnam (“Status of ...

8th meeting on indigenous medicine in Greater Mekong will be held in Yangon

Myanmar will be hosting the eighth meeting on indigenous medicine in the Greater Mekong Basin in the coming week, according to a senior health ministry official.The meeting will be held in Yangon and an exhibit on indigenous medicine and related products in the Greater Mekong ...

RECOFTC launches Voices for Mekong Forests in Phnom Penh

The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) has launched a new five-year, EU-supported project ‘Voices for Mekong Forests’ (V4MF) in Phnom Penh, aiming to “strengthen the voices of non-state actors (NSA), including civil society, Indigenous Peoples and local community groups, to improve forest governance, sustainable ...

Statement of the Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) at the 7th AWG-SF Conference

Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Network (AIPP) has published the statement of the Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT), delivered by AIPP Chair Kittisak Rattana at the 7th  ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Read the full statement below and at AIPP’s website.—ASEAN ...

RCSD to host summer school on Mekong land relations

Land governance is a concept that cuts across academic disciplines, bridging social and environmental sciences, an understanding of legal frameworks, political economy and policy studies.RCSD, Faculty of Social Sciences, CMU hosts the Mekong Land Research Forum. Together they run a week-long summer school on researching ...

Contact us

Contact us

Do you have questions on the content published by Open Development Mekong? We will gladly help you.

Have you found a technical problem or issue on the Open Development Mekong website?

Tell us how we're doing.

Do you have resources that could help expand the Open Development Mekong website? We will review any map data, laws, articles, and documents that we do not yet have and see if we can implement them into our site. Please make sure the resources are in the public domain or fall under a Creative Commons license.

File was deleted
ERROR!

Disclaimer: Open Development Mekong will thoroughly review all submitted resources for integrity and relevancy before the resources are hosted. All hosted resources will be in the public domain, or licensed under Creative Commons. We thank you for your support.

XExnG
* The idea box couldn't be blank! Something's gone wrong, Please Resubmit the form! Please add the code correctly​ first.

Thank you for taking the time to get in contact!