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Job Opportunity: Communications and Event Management Specialist

17 February 2021

MRLG is hiring a Communications and Event Management for Specialist for the Mekong Region Land Forum 2021. MRLG and its partners successfully organized two Regional Land Forums, first in Hanoi in 2016 and then Bangkok in 2018. The second Regional Land Forum, co-organized with the Food and…

Call for applicants: MA in Social Science (Development Studies) - Focus on Land Relations - at Chiang Mai University. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE

19 January 2021

Please pass this on to any parties who might be interested in Masters-level training on land: For more information, please consult the brochure included with this posting, or contact Daniel Hayward at: mekonglandforum@gmail.com     Want to work in Development? Looking for a career as a…

Bangkok court admits Cambodia farmers' lawsuit against Thai sugar firm

4 August 2020

The first class action lawsuit against a Thai firm for its actions in Cambodia is a test case for transboundary disputes BANGKOK, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Bangkok court on Friday agreed to grant class action status to more than 700 Cambodian families suing a Thai sugar firm for…

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How can land investments be both sustainable and equitable?

28 September 2018

In a saturated marketplace, food and beverage companies too often avoid addressing land rights issues. There is no question that land is a fundamental asset for food and beverage companies growing and buying agricultural commodities in Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia. At the same time,…

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Enhancing Open Access to Knowledge, Information & Data in the Mekong: Open Data Festival and Regional Capacity-building Workshop

Over the last 30 years, the nation states in the Mekong region have taken steps to reform their land policy to facilitate the efforts to end poverty, create wealth and grow their economies. To do this most effectively in this modern age requires the leveraging of technical innovations and data…