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[Call for application]: Inclusive Enterprises for Empowered Communities

Description: A free e-learning course on developing more inclusive community enterprises for the good of people and forests. This e-course looks at the connection between inclusion and community-based enterprises (CBEs) developed within community forestry. It explains how and why women and other marginalized groups are often excluded in ...

Call for proposal

Description: The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN) are currently accepting Letters of Inquiry (LoIs) from non-governmental organisations, community groups, Indigenous People’s organisations, women’s groups, private companies and other civil society organisations for projects that address the conservation of biodiversity in ...

[Online conference]: PEOPLES DATA ON LAND, WHAT FOR?

Description: The International Land Coalition LAC in association with regional platforms will organize a presentation of the regional result of the land governance index (LANDEX). The event also invites us to reflect on the challenges of the use and positioning of complementary (non-official) data. This discussion ...

[Webinar Registration]: Building open & transparent land information systems through a global alliance

Topic: Building open & transparent land information systems through a global alliance. Description:  The Land Portal, Global Data Barometer, and Open Data Charter are working together at the nexus of open data and land governance.Over the last three years the Land Portal Foundation has collaborated with Global ...

Panel discussion: Women in civil society

Come join us as we hear from 5 inspiring women who are working in the Civil Society and Development space in Lao PDR. They will talk about why chose this path, the obstacles they encountered and, most importantly, #HowToFail, “because learning how to fail means ...

[Call for your participation] to complete the WWF survey to strengthen environmental data ecosystems in the Mekong Region

As part of the WWF Mekong for the Future project, the Open Development Initiative (us!) is conducting a survey to learn how you want to strengthen environmental data ecosystems in the Mekong Region. The survey is available here.The survey should take a maximum of 30 ...

[Webinar] “Improving customary land tenure for smallholder farmers in Laos”

Village Focus International (VFI) with the support from GLTN/UN-Habitat is organizing a webinar session, topic: “Improving customary land tenure for smallholder farmers in Laos”  to present the experiences and outcomes from the BMZ funded project – Secure Access to Land and Resources (SALaR) project in ...

Contract farming in Laos: Responding to a rising agricultural trend

MRLG and IPD published Discussion Note on “Contract farming in Laos: Responding to a rising agricultural trend”. This discussion note presents common practices of contract farming (CF) in Laos, analyze the benefits and challenges of CF from the perspectives of farmers, investors and government agencies, to ...

COVID-19 outbreak prevention, control and response measures in VTE Capital (19-30 September 2021)

Due to the rapid increase of the infectious numbers, the Mayor of Vientiane capital has issued a lockdown measure from 19 – 30 September 2021. The official announcement can be downloaded in both versions in Lao and English as follows:  English version >>> Click Here LAO version ...

[Apply for grant] Mekong connection funding up to $25,000 for NGOs and community groups

Mekong Connections team is inviting applications from NGOs or community groups working in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, or Viet Nam that would benefit from grants of up to $25,000.The grant funding will support community work that focuses on any ONE of these areas:– protecting ...

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