A Guidebook for Young Trainers – Curriculum on ECR in Mekong Development

Mekong Youth Assembly recently released a new book “A guidebook for young trainers – Curriculum on Ecological Child Rights in Mekong Development” (2017). MYA: “Ultimately, we hope to help plant more seeds as for children to become aware of their ECR, and for the children to engage in decision-making that affects their lives on all levels, and to defend our rights to have clean soil, air and water –a safe and secure environment so that the children of today and tomorrow may grow and shine!”

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4th Writeshop for Mekong Writers

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.

Up to 15 places are available. For successful applicants, all costs to attend the writeshop will be covered.

Application deadline is 4 August 2017. 

To apply or for inquiries, please contact Paw Sriprasit (paw@imekong.org).

Successful applicants will have to bring with you the key elements of your story (story ideas, photographs and quotes from interviews). By the end of the two-day WriteShop, which involves short lectures and mentored breakout groups with experienced writers, you will have to produce an article. Your article will be published on www.MekongCommons.org.

To apply (in English): submit (1) a 300-word summary of your proposed story; (2) one relevant photograph; (3) one quote from someone you interviewed who is in the story; (4) explain why this story is important to you; and, (5) a short biography (no more than 100 words) of your current work and/or study background.

We particularly welcome stories that link the Mekong Common’s themes of ecology, society and development to the topics of living with disabilities or HIV AIDS, and gender.

 

Click to download the  Application Form.


 

3rd WriteShop for Mekong Writers

If you have a story to share about development, ecology and society in the Mekong Region, we would like to hear from you.

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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.

For successful applicants, all costs to attend the writeshop will be covered.

Application deadline is 28 December 2016.

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‘ถั่วงอกริมโขง’ จากคนเชียงของ

‘แม่น้ำโขง’ แม่นำ้สายหลักของผู้คนลุ่มนำ้ ที่มีความหลากหลายทางระบบนิเวศน์เป็นอย่างมาก ไม่เพียงแต่เป็นแหล่งที่อยู่อาศัยของปลาและสัตว์นำ้นานาพันธุ์ แม่น้ำยังพัดพาตะกอนดิน สร้างความอุดมสมบูรณ์ให้กับสองฟากฝั่งริมโขงได้เป็นอย่างดี นอกจากอาชีพประมงแล้ว แม่นำ้ยังก่อให้เกิดทำการเกษตรริมฝั่งโขง ซึ่งถือเป็นอีกหนึ่งอาชีพหลักของชาวบ้านท้องถิ่นอีกด้วย แต่ด้วยสภาพสิ่งแวดล้อมที่เปลี่ยนแปลงไป คนเพาะปลูกถั่วงอกริมโขงก็พลอยได้รับผลกระทบไปด้วย

เรื่องโดย จุฑาทิพย์ หุนตระนี, นนท์ปวิธ ศิริจันทร์,​ นฤมล รัตนสุวรรณ์  และ ลลิดา พิงคะสัน Read More

Bung Binh Thien Lake

A Peaceful Corner of the Mekong Delta

In early October this year, when the rainy season was supposed to end in the Mekong Delta, local people noticed that the annual flooding time was changed. The climate change and long drought have caused the water level significantly lower than the previous years altogether. Local people are wondering that the changes of the Mekong River’s hydrology are caused by dam constructions upstream.

Whether the changes are contributed by nature itself or human, they will lead to the extinction of the unique landscapes of the river, and impact to local livelihood. Bung Binh Thien Lake in An Giang province is one of specific ecosystems, where the harmony between the lives of locals and natures still remains.

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