Land affairs in Laos
Land use in Laos has recently undergone significant change. Lao PDR’s biodiversity has been significantly reduced, including through population growth, land-use change, resource extraction, and the transition to a market economy. However, new amended Land Law in 2019 has brought a significant changes in individual rights; land-related decision-making also posted a challenges to gender issues particularly ethnic women…
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COVID-19 and gender equality
This page discusses the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality in Laos, including how it interacts with SDG 5.
Dashboard: Essential information on COVID-19 in Laos
This dashboard is a summary of an essential information relating to The COVID-19 pandemic in Laos including hotline services, the contacts of mental health support, public measurements, educational virtualization, regular updated on case numbers and their information and so on …
Ethnic minorities and indigenous people
Lao PDR is the most ethnically diverse country in Southeast Asia. Lao people comprise four main ethno-linguistic groups: Lao-Tai (62.4 %), Mon-Khmer (23.7 %), Hmong-Iu Mien (9.7 %), and Chine-Tibetan (2.9 %), which can also be broken down to 49 ethnic groups. Many ethnic groups in Laos encounter issues of poverty, education and health, due to lifestyle and geographical difficulties.
Hmong people. Photo by Adam Howarth, taken on March 2, 2008. License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
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Nong Khang Airport Sees its First Successful Aircraft Landing
The Nong Khang Airport has been under construction since 2013 and is built according to safety standards set by the Department of Civil Aviation (MOS 2009) and international standards (ICAO). This airport has reference code 3C (Aerodrome Code 3C) and could accommodate 70-100-seat aircraft, such ...
Historic cross-border passenger trains travel between Vientiane and Kunming
The first train (named Lane Xang) making a direct journey from Vientiane to Kunming in China on the Laos-China railway left the Lao capital on Thursday morning. The launch of the direct cross-border service took place in Vientiane and at the Boten border checkpoint in ...
Champassak bans planting of soil-degrading crops in Pakxong
A new directive issued by Champassak authorities has banned the cultivation of crops and trees that are likely to deteriorate soil quality in the coffee-rich Pakxong district, part of the Bolaven Plateau. The banned crops include cassava, large bananas (kuay hom), Jatropha, and eucalyptus.A 12-page ...
Authorities Counsel Forest Fire Offenders in Vientiane
Last week, the Vientiane Province government counseled 65 locals who were caught burning forest land in Phou Phanang National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area to reeducate and raise awareness on the harmful long-term effects of illegal logging and deforestation. The group was sent to a training and ...
Pak Lay and Luang Prabang dam Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs): Who benefits?
As media attention focused on the dissolution of the parliament to prepare for the upcoming national election, news that a Power Purchase Agreement with Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) was signed for the Pak Lay dam slipped by without making much of a ripple. ...
[Call for applications]: Our Mekong, Our Say Step-Up Video Storytelling Fellowship
Internews’ Earth Journalism Network launches the Our Mekong, Our Say Step-up Video Storytelling Fellowship with the aim to train content producers from the Lower Mekong countries to tell impactful visual stories about natural resources governance. This activity is conducted in collaboration with World Wide Fund ...
[Webinar]: Taking Data Back: Women’s Sovereignty over Land Data
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” aiming to celebrate women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education.Focus: What can be done to include Indigenous women in the data cycle in ...
[Webinar]:Topic: "The state of Open Data~Land ownership roundtable."
D4D is launching a new process to update the State of Open Data to reflect how the open data agenda has shifted to reflect the pandemic and global developments since the first edition.The discussion will cover: (1). Recent progress in open land data. The links between the ...