First Mekong Region Land Forum - 21st-23rd June 2016
MRLG, GIZ and IPSARD are pleased to announce that they will organize the first Mekong Region Land Forum in Hanoi, on 21st to 23rd of June
The objective of the forum is to create an open space for multi-stakeholder dialogue and sharing of experience and lessons learned on the key land governance issues and challenges that are affecting vulnerable groups, including smallholder farmers, minority groups and women in the Mekong Region.
The focus of this exchange is on Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam, but innovative experiences from Thailand, China, Philippines and other countries in the region are also welcome, as well as international perspectives brought by global land governance initiatives.
As 2016 is also the year of the ASEAN Economic Integration, the forum provides an opportunity to discuss the challenges associated with economic opening and foreign direct investment policies in terms of large-scale land based investments, a key topic for the future of the region’s agriculture and farming community.
The Forum shall bring together 200 to 250 invited participants, representing concerned countries and different stakeholder groups: government representatives, academia, civil society, private sector, development partners and international organizations. These would comprise of MRLG, GIZ and IPSARD partners, as well as special guests and keynote speakers.
For further information and enquiries please contact:
- Christian Castellanet (firstname.lastname@example.org) for programming and agenda topics
- Julian Derbidge (email@example.com) for GIZ partners and summer school session
- Mrs Le Ngoc Minh (firstname.lastname@example.org), for hosting and venue
- Mrs Khammanee Oudomdeth (email@example.com), for all other enquiries.
Group Photo June 21st 2016
Interviews with participants
Chet Charya (Star Kampuchea) - English
(Click here for the interview in Khmer)
Maria Dolores Bernabe (Oxfam) - English
(Click here for the interview in Tagalog)
Marciano T. Virola (Asian Farmers Association) - English
Ohnmar Myo Aung (Landesa) - English
Hongthong Sirivath (Village Focus International) - English
Erpan Faryadi (International Land Coalition) - English
Shalmali Guttal (Focus on the Global South)
Jean-Christophe Diepart (Mekong Regional Land Governance)
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