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About Mekong Youth Assembly

Mekong Youth Assembly is a network of youth who come from the six countries that share the Mekong River: Tibet/China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. We aim to encourage all youths in the Mekong countries to bring about change in environmental concerns by working with their communities.

Young Human Rights Defenders: From the Mekong Region to ASEAN

By Dokkeo Sykham (The voice of Lao youth) “Even though we come here with different issues, we are here to achieve the same goal. We work to strengthen a common ground of respecting, promoting, and protecting human rights of all [...]

By |July 6th, 2015|Human Rights, Youth Empowerment|

Where the Rivers Meet: Youth and Women’s Leadership Program (YLP)

Program Description: เนื้อหาของโปรแกรม Where the Rivers Meet is a regional programof Weaving Bonds Across Bordersto empower youth of the Mekong and Salween regions to take leadership roles on issues related with peacebuilding, community participation and water management both within communities [...]

By |July 6th, 2015|Human Rights, Youth Empowerment|

The voice’s Vietnam youth to ASEAN Community

By Thuan Nguyen This past April 2015, I had a chance to participate in the ASEAN Youth Forum, held in the capital city of Malaysia, the beautiful and magnificent city of Kuala Lumpur. The Forum was both informative and inspiring. [...]

By |May 22nd, 2015|Youth Empowerment|

Open the door for the world

By Chheng Hour Veng (The voice of Cambodia Youth) I participated in the 2015 ASEAN Youth Forum which is held in Malaysia where my first time abroad that makes me more independent is, more experiences, most enjoyable and very powerful. [...]

By |May 15th, 2015|Youth Empowerment|

ASEAN Youth Forum: Where is my voice?

By Flower of Salween I participated in the 2015 ASEAN Youth Forum (AYF), held in Malaysia, which was both enjoyable and very powerful. Youth from the ASEAN community, including people from Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Singapore, and [...]

By |May 1st, 2015|Youth Empowerment|

The Statement of Mong Pan (Mongton) Local Communities on proposed Mongton dam

10 March 2015 We, a local people from Mong Pan and Mongton where each township is 33 miles distance from the proposed Mongton hydropower project have not received any information relating to the project. We are writing to express our [...]

Cambodian Villagers Threaten Renewed Protests Against Dam Developer

Indigenous villagers perform a spiritual ceremony to curse the developer of the Lower Sesan 2 dam in Stung Treng province, Feb. 28, 2015. Hundreds of indigenous villagers on Monday threatened to continue protests against the developer of a [...]

Dam public consultation ends in protest, criticism

By Lun Min Mang Doubts surrounded both the conduct and the outcome of the first public consultation meeting on the Mong Ton Dam in Taunggyi yesterday. Activists wearing headbands calling for an end to dams on the Thanlwin River stand [...]

PROGRESS REPORT of The Mekong Youth Assembly

1. Activities Activities 1:    Youth Advocacy Training 21 youth- led group from Vietnam, Occenden Cambodia, Thai Sik Kha Association, IMPECT Association from Thailand, Mennonite Central Committee from Laos, Kalyana Mitta Development Foundation from Myanmar, and Norden Travel from China to [...]

By |February 18th, 2015|Other News|

Sustainable Hydropower Pitch for Burma Difficult to Swallow

Burma, or Myanmar, has recently become a lucrative destination for foreign investors, ever since the election a couple of years ago. For the hydropower industry, the natural resource rich country of Burma is among the last targets with high potential. [...]

By |February 9th, 2015|Dams and development projects|