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Lao faculty, partners hatch online poultry seminar for next month
Rooster in Luang Prabang

The Faculty of Agriculture at the National University of Laos in collaboration with KOICA Laos Office, Good Farmer, and Milk for Lao will organise an online seminar aiming to enhance local livestock-poultry production and marketing. The online seminar will be held on September 9 and cover ...

Call for participation to the Mekong Media Initiative
Mekong Media Initiative

CFI, the French Media Development agency, is offering service contracts to interested newsrooms in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam to boost reporting on environment and sustainable development, with a focus on scientific reporting. The contracts will support the production of multimedia stories on the subject, ...

Support RECOFTC Lao PDR's Facebook Campaign for Lao Tree Planting Day on 1 June and World Environment Day on 5 June 2020
RECOFTC Laos

Did you know trees can mitigate climate change?  Celebrate Lao Tree Planting Day on 1 June and World Environment Day on 5 June 2020!   Share your favourite tree and why and be entered to win a RECOFTC shirt and notebook by following these rules: – Like ...

8th Five-year National Socio-economic Development Plan (2016–2020)

The Government of Lao PDR’s 8th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) is a continuation of the 7th Five-Year Plan. The Plan is regarded as a measure for achieving socio-economic development, industrialization and modernization towards the year 2020. To view a copy of this 8th plan, click here.   ...

MRC Regional Stakeholder Forum #5

The rapid development in the Mekong River region has placed a strong pressure on the Mekong Basin’s water and related resources. In line with the 1995 Mekong Agreement, the Member Countries (MCs) have come together to work for sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin and its resources in ...

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 ...

MRC to hold 2nd Regional Stakeholder Forum on Pak Beng hydro development

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) will hold its second Regional Stakeholder Forum on the hydropower development at Pak Beng in northern Laos. The forum will be held on May 5, 2017 in Vientiane. The MRC has called for public comment on the consultation process for ...

Open Data Day meet up in Vientiane

Realizing the need for open data outreach and promotion within Laos, Open Development Mekong collaborated with the Faculty of Forestry Science, National University of Laos to host a workshop on ‘open data for research’ on Open Data Day 2017, as part of a process to build ...

Lao PDR is to undertake MRC’s prior consultation on its new hydropower development plan in Pak Beng

The Lao government has notified the Mekong River Commission (MRC) that it will seek the the MRC’s prior consultation on the Pak Beng hydropower project in Oudomxay province. See the full release below, and at the MRC’s website. —Vientiane, Lao PDR, 7 November 2016 – The ...

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