Resources

Using Participatory Development Communication Approaches for Empowering Ethnic Women in Sustainable Forest Management in Viet Nam

Realizing that ethnic women in Xuan Nha NR can play a key role in addressing this issue, an NGO, PanNature, developed a project to improve the role of ethnic women in forest management and promote fair access to forest resources in Xuan Nha Nature Reserve. The project worked with two women’s unions (WU) in Xuan Nha and Chieng Xuan communities that placed the women as key drivers to advocate for sustainable management of their community’s forest resources. The project, using participatory approaches, aimed to enhance knowledge and capacities of the women to enable them to influence and take a lead in exploring alternative livelihood opportunities for their families and communities.

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Guidelines on Public Participation in EIA in the Mekong Region

The Guidelines on Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in the Mekong Region have been developed to address the shared concern for increasing meaningful public participation in development planning, in the context of increasing investment projects across the Mekong region. The Guidelines are intended to help stimulate more effective practices in public participation. These Guidelines are also playing an important role in informing the development of national level guidelines on public participation in EIA. This document is intended as a living resource and it is hoped that it will inspire the continued strengthening of EIA policies and practices in each country and across the region, as well as to advance greater regional collaboration and harmonization among Mekong and ASEAN nations.

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Open Letter from Save the Mekong Coalition to the developers of the Don Sahong Dam

The Save the Mekong Coalition has issued an Open Letter to the developers of the Don Sahong Dam to express our serious and ongoing concerns over the development of the project.

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Letters from the Mekong: A Call for Strategic Basin-Wide Energy Planning in Laos

This issue brief—the third in Stimson’s “Letters from the Mekong” series—continues to challenge the prevailing narrative that the current rapid pace of dam construction on the Mekong River in mainland Southeast Asia will continue until the entire river is turned into a series of reservoirs.

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Video: Expert Commentaries on Mekong Hydropower Development (3)

Interviewed Mrs Premrudee Daorung (Toward Ecological Recovery and Regional Alliance – TERRA, Thailand) on Mekong Hydropower Development.

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Video: Expert Commentaries on Mekong Hydropower Development (1)

Interviewed Mrs Ame Trandem (International Rivers) on Mekong Hydropower Development.

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Video: Expert Commentaries on Mekong Hydropower Development (2)

Interviewed Mr Senglong Youk (Fisheries Action Coalition Team – FACT, Campuchia) on Mekong Hydropower Development.

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Video: GAL – The Path to Equity in East Asia

Oxfam has engaged in the implementation of Gender Action Learning (GAL) Since September 2014. In partnership with Gender@work, Oxfam had put many efforts to bring three local NGO partners of Oxfam from Cambodia and Vietnam (PanNature) to participate in a training program-“Gender Action Learning or (GAL)”. This video is to highlight the significant learning of GAL process and how this initiative supports Oxfam and partners to bring gender justice to the next level and to build their confidence, knowledge and skills so that they could bring about changes in their lives and in their communities.

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Video: What our villagers love most!

The short film which was produced by PanNature, talked about system of rice intensification (SRI) model in Pu Tuu Commune, Dien Bien District, Dien Bien Province.

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Video: Public Participation in EIA

MPE had a chance to interview the RTWG members on their opinions about Public Participation in EIA, national experiences and their visions towards the work of the RTWG on EIA.

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