Inequalities and Environmental Changes in the Mekong River Basin
On 18th December 2020, IRD, AFD and WANASEA(1) organized the workshop of the research program: Inequalities and Environmental Changes in the Mekong River Basin(2). This one-year project is part of the European Facility for a research program on Inequalities in Developing and Emerging Countries, which is coordinated by the AFD(3).
The workshop gathered participants from development, research institutions, and NGOs, both in Hanoi and through video conference. Project researchers presented the structure of the project, and on-progress results of the systematic analysis of the inequality-environmental change nexus in 5 countries of the Mekong region including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. By collecting comprehensive database and transparent and systematic mapping, the program provides a pool of resources for future analyses, identifies uninvestigated research questions and will provide scientific base for policy action on the theme of tenure rights and inequalities (systematic review with narrative synthesis).
The collective book with case studies on the link between environmental changes and inequalities is introduced. It is planned to be published in the first quarter of 2021.
The workshop also took the change to introduce and discuss with the stakeholders the proposal for a project: Environmental Transition and Inequalities in South-East Asia (ETIS, 2021-2027), developed under the collaboration of CREED and WANASEA. The objective of this research and capacity building project is to contribute to building the next generation of policymakers for the environmental transition, as well a network of leading sustainability science experts in South East Asia. It aims at building local interdisciplinary scientific knowledge, guide evidence-based public policies, and foster scientific and policy regional coordination that ultimately bring about the socioeconomic conditions for ecologically resilient economies in Southeast Asia. Drawing on the lessons drawn from 15 years of experience in research and capacity building programs, this six-year project aims to contribute to the design of a groundbreaking, virtuous and sustainable model of development for the region(4)
Mekong Research Project Final Restitution – Dec 2020
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1 WANASEA – “Strenghten the Production, Management and Outreach Capacities of Research in the Field of WAter and NAtural Resources in South-Est Asia
4 ETIS will be implemented by the Center for Research and Expertise on Education and Development (CREED, Bordeaux, France, www.creedev.org), a private organization that promotes research for
development. ETIS will be coordinated jointly by Benjamin BUCLET in Europe and Stéphane LAGRÉE in