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  1. Making economic integration work for the rural poor through contract farming practices

    With globalization, regional integration and greater foreign investment, the Mekong Region countries have experienced rapid economic growth in the last few decades. This growth has created both opportunities and challenges for farmers, the majority of who ...

  2. Sustainable urban tourism through low carbon initiatives: Experiences from Hue and Chiang Mai

    Together with the city and tourism authorities of Hue (Vietnam) and Chiang Mai (Thailand), researchers from the Asian Institute of Technology will deploy a carbon accounting tool developed by the French Agency for Environment and Energy Management to meas ...

  3. Climate change implications to food security and livelihood of small scale farmers

    The inevitability of climate change is a major policy concern due to its expected impact on food security and the livelihood of small-scale farmers who depend on agriculture. It is threatening food production systems, food availability and accessibility. ...

  4. Participatory social return on investment (PSROI): Greater Mekong basin climate change adaptation planning and costing project

    Development in the Mekong Region, especially to support rural livelihoods and assure national food security, will be threatened and perhaps even reversed if climate change adaptation is not appropriately addressed. The project works with communities in pr ...

  5. The 2nd Asia-Pacific water summit (2nd APWS)

    Thailand by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment's Department of Water Resources in collaboration with the Asia – Pacific Water Forum will hold the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit (2nd APWS) in Bangkok on the 5th and 6th February 2012. The ...

  6. Conference on "Know your power: Towards a participatory approach for sustainable power development in the Mekong Region"

    The conference will be organised by Mekong Energy and Ecology Network (MEE Net), Mekong Studies Center, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, and Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku. The aim of the conference is to examine ...

  7. Adaptation academy foundation course 2011

    Given the success of the 2010 Adaptation Academy Foundation Course, and the feedback from the first participant group, the course curriculum is being expanded from 3 to 4 weeks. The Foundation Course is a 4-week intensive training event being developed th ...

  8. 10th Annual Latin American workshop on energy policy for sustainable development

    This workshop, hosted by the Institute for Energy Economics of the Fundación Bariloche (IDEE/FB) in Argentina, will provide participants with a unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge of energy and environmental analysis, in addition to introducing ...

  9. SUMERNET annual meeting and policy forum 2011

    SUMERNET annual meeting 2011 Informing and influencing development policy Policy forum Changing livelihoods in the Mekong: Surviving in the fast lane ...

  10. Call for proposal

    Call for proposal: Climate change adaptation research Deadline: May 15th, 2011 Contact: Dr.Suppakorn Shinwanno Climate Change Adaptation Research Programme, Coordinator Tel: +66 2218 9467 E-mail: suppakorn.CCadaptation@gmail.com Download application form: ...