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[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 ...

[Virtual panel discussion]: Trafficking in Persons and the Protection of Women and Children in the Laos

To commemorate World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2021, you are invited to join the virtual panel discussion under the theme: Trafficking in Persons and the Protection of Women and Children in Laos.Time: Friday, 30 July 2021 (14:00 – 15:30).This is an opportunity for you ...

[Applications] the 2nd seminar at the YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV)

YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam (Fulbright) plans to offer three flagship seminars addressing challenging issues facing the region such as energy economics and policy, contemporary cybersecurity challenges and opportunities, and fundamentals of startup investing in Southeast Asia.  This seminar will be held virtually from September ...

[Register now] A webinar: Women and Community Land Rights: Investing in Local Champions

The webinar will take you to the project model in investing in a diverse group of land rights champions, both women and men can be a game-changer both for women and for the wider community. The local land rights champions nurtured through the WOLTS project ...

[CALL FOR APPLICATION] Indigenous Youth Empowerment Grant Program (Deadline 14 June)

UNDP and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) established the “Indigenous Youth Empowerment Grant Program” and call for applicants from Laos, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Depending on the scale of their projects, the grant recipients will receive fund ...

[Register now] 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum (26-27 May 2021)

The 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum will bring together reform-minded actors within and beyond the region to engage in in-depth, interactive debate on issues that cut to the core of local tenure security and community resource management. The sessions will take place online, with in-person events ...

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