Deconstructing Development

Environmental Justice

Better Ways

Greening the troubled waters

More than 2,000 canals in Ho Chi Minh City are breathing their last breath. But a group of young people are putting in efforts to raise awareness and help restore them.

Women and the Mekong

Rich past, uncertain futures: Khmu community’s memories of living with the Ou River

The Ou River, the longest tributary of the Mekong in the Lao PDR, is undergoing massive changes, with seven dams in various stages of construction already affecting the livelihoods of Khmu communities that have resided there for generations. Sabrina Gyorvary recently visited the area with a local guide and recounts her conversations with community members as they recollect their memories of living with the Ou River.

Voices of the Next Generation

Cambodia’s Prey Lang forest: Youth campaigns to prevent the destruction of this ecological treasure

Known as a national treasure of Cambodia, the Prey Lang forest in Preah Vihear province serves as the main source of livelihoods for indigenous people and is an indispensable part of the country’s forest ecosystem. In the last few years, the forest has come under destruction from logging and large-scale plantations. Youth campaigns are supporting the local communities, who depend on the forest, in an ongoing struggle to protect the forest areas from being completely wiped away.

Commons Comment

4th WriteShop for Mekong Writers: Call for applicants

The writeshop will bring together writers and researchers to build capacity to think critically, and produce a written story on current environmental and development issues in the Mekong Region. Less experienced writers especially will be provided help to plan and write their articles.

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