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Training for Trainers: “Facilitation Capacities inTraining”

In order to enhance capacities of forestry governance officers and those who facilitate different stakeholders in forest governance, the Center for People and Forest (RECOFTC), People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) co-organized a training for trainers (TOT) “Facilitation capacities in training” in Da Nang, Vietnam from October 8th to October 12th.

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Sharing experiences and promoting cooperation in communication on forest governance in Vietnam

On September 21st, 2018 in Hanoi, People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) in collaboration with the Center for People and Forest (RECOFTC) and World Wildlife Fund Vietnam (WWF_Vietnam) organized the conference “Sharing experiences and communication co-operations on forest governance in Vietnam”

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Save the Mekong Calls for New Transboundary Impact Assessment and Suspension of Pak Lay Dam

On the occasion of the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) regional stakeholder forum on the Pak Lay Hydropower Project, Save the Mekong – a coalition of non-government organizations, community groups and concerned citizens in the Mekong region – calls for a new Transboundary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (TBESIA) and Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) for the proposed Pak Lay dam due to the poor quality of the current assessments. Pak Lay is the fourth dam on the lower Mekong mainstream in Lao PDR and has recently commenced the MRC’s Prior Consultation procedure.

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Green Livelihoods Alliance Mid-term Monitoring and Evaluation Meeting

From 14th to 17th September, 2018 in Da Lat (Lam Dong), Green Livelihoods Alliance (GLA) and its partners in Vietnam have held the 2018 mid-term monitoring and evaluation meeting.

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Technical meeting on the development of participatory forest landscape governance framework

On August 24th – 25th, 2018, People and Nature Reconciliation organized the “Technical conference on the development of participatory forest landscape governance framework” in Da Nang city, Vietnam.

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Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in FLEGT

The seminar on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT): Policy Prospects and Implications took place on August 30, in Hanoi. The event is a part of the project Strengthening Non-state actors’ Voices for Improved Forest Governance in the Mekong Region (EU-NSA Mekong) funded by the European Union, jointly implemented by The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Vietnam.

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Save the Mekong Coalition Boycott of the Pak Lay Dam Prior Consultation Process

Save the Mekong, a coalition of non-government organizations, community-based groups and concerned citizens within the Mekong region, announces our intention to boycott the Mekong River Commission’s Prior Consultation process for the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project in Laos. Pak Lay is the fourth dam on the lower Mekong mainstream.

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Forest Governance Reforms Needed in the Region

In Vietnam natural forests belong to the state, the condition which restrains local people access to special-use and forest protection. At the same time, overlaps in land use rights occur in many protected areas, stimulating illegal logging and affecting land uses by local communities, a panellist from Vietnam’s PanNature said. 

Giving people tenure to the land is seen as a way to help secure people’s rights to the forests, and Pan has been working in Vietnam to influence the government’s policies by offering recommendations and new models such as co forest management for community forests. 

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Recap of CSO Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN

he 7th Annual Meeting of the CSO Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN is being held in Da Nang, Vietnam on 24-25 June 2018 with the theme “Sustaining Collaborative and Innovative People-centered Actions and Contributions in NDCs and the Sustainable Development Goals”

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Save the Mekong Statement on the Collapse of the Xe Pian – Xe Nam Noy Hydropower Project

Save the Mekong, a coalition of non-government organizations, community-based groups and concerned citizens within the Mekong region, wish to express our shock and concern at the recent collapse of the Xe Pian – Xe Nam Noy hydropower project in Laos, and our deep condolences to communities affected by this tragedy, both in southern Laos and downstream in Cambodia.

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