Over the past two decades there have been major changes in land use in Vietnam. The country’s economy is in a transition phase with a series of restructuring processes, re-arranging the scale and mode of production. The process of urbanization and industrialization requires changes to land use and the redistribution of land use rights.
There have been many conflicts involving land, often because local people do not agree with the compensation provided by state agencies for their land. One of the reasons is that the state agencies do not consult communities and they do not provide information in a timely manner. Read More
Last week CIRD participated in a mid-term reflection and strategy workshop for the project ‘Co-operation in Providing information, Critique and Appraisal of the Draft Vietnamese Forestry Law.’ The workshop was held by the Mekong Region Land Governance Project (MRLG) which supports the project through the MRLG Innovation Fund. Read More
This week the Mekong Region Land Governance hosted the Regional Workshop on Responsible Large-Scale Agriculture Investment in Vientiane, Laos. The workshop explored the challenges of large-scale agricultural investments and proposed alternative approaches which support sustainable and pro-poor development, as well as economic growth. Read More
Last week Vietnam hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting in Da Nang. Oxfam published a new report, Redefining inclusive growth in Asia: How APEC can achieve an economy that leaves no one behind to coincide with the discussions at APEC. Read More
On behalf of Mekong ICT Camp Organiser, Thai Fund Foundation in partnership with Open Development Cambodia, Emerald HUB, Social Technology Institute and Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture( Thai Netizen) we would like to Thank you our Donors and sponsors, Open Technology Fund, SPIDER, Google, UNESCO, Friedrich Naumann Foundation and Sokha Siem Reap Resort & Convention Center for this great support to the 5th Mekong ICT Camp 2017 which was held between 4-8 September in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.
This year’s Mekong ICT Camp is the first time we have organized it outside of Thailand, taking one step ahead to make Mekong ICT Camp a true Mekong sub-region, regional initiation and collaboration among the partners.
And we also would like to thank you to our selection committee of each country namely, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar Thailand and all facilitators from many countries, Taiwan, USA, India, Germany, Australia, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. And also thank you partners, all staffs, all participants and the great volunteer team from Cambodia for your great spirit contribute to the camp.