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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.

Mekong Delta residents object to Don Sahong dam construction

People in the Mekong Delta and scientists have opposed construction of Don Sahong Dam in Laos and other dams on the Mekong River, according to the Vietnam Rivers Network (VRN). Farmers net white-legged shrimp in the Mekong Delta province [...]

13th Stateless Children’s Day on January 10, 2015: “Thai Children will go to ASEAN, Where Will Stateless Children Go?”

By Katie Clark, Legal Status Network Foundation (LSNF) January 13, 2015 The Legal Status Network Foundation (LSNF) is a network aimed at promoting the human rights of stateless people and influencing policy and development through their network of organizations. The [...]

By |January 14th, 2015|Campaigns, Human Rights|

Advocacy Training and Study Trip in Thailand

Advocacy Training and Study Trip in Thailand Phoe Thaike youth from Myanmar, supported by TDH-G I joined advocacy training at Earth Right School with earth right students and Mekong youth who from different regions. We studied about Campaign and Advocacy. [...]

By |December 9th, 2014|Human Rights, Youth Empowerment|

Hydropower Projects on the Salween River: An Update (3)

Salween Watch Hat Gyi Dam The Hat Gyi Dam is located in Karen State about 47 kilometers from the Thailand-Burma border. The project is being jointly developed by EGAT International Co and China’s Sinohydro Corporation. With an installed capacity of 1,360 MW, [...]

By |November 14th, 2014|Dams and development projects|

Hydropower Projects on the Salween River: An Update (2)

Salween Watch Nong Pha Dam Located in Shan State, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the Nong Pha Dam dam project was signed during the trip of Chinese Vice President (and now President), Mr. Xi Jinping, to Burma in 2010. Only [...]

By |November 14th, 2014|Dams and development projects|

Hydropower Projects on the Salween River: An Update (1)

Hydropower Projects on the Salween River: An Update (1) Salween Watch Over the past decade, plans for 13 hydropower projects have been proposed for the Salween River in China and another six in the lower reaches of the river in Burma [...]

By |November 14th, 2014|Dams and development projects|

Dam Projects Ignite a Legal Battle Over Mekong River’s Future (3)

Downstream, a Second Dam Rises By Michelle Nijhuis Photographs by David Guttenfelder About 700 miles (1,125 kilometers) south of the Xayaburi construction site, on the border between Laos and Cambodia, the Mekong roars over a jumble of basalt cliffs, forming [...]

By |September 8th, 2014|Dams and development projects|

Dam Projects Ignite a Legal Battle Over Mekong River’s Future (2)

Court Challenges BY Michelle Nijhuis Photographs by David Guttenfelder In June, the Xayaburi Dam's opponents were strengthened when a Thai national court agreed to hear a lawsuit by 37 villagers who are challenging the Thai government's plans to buy most [...]

By |September 8th, 2014|Dams and development projects|

Dam Projects Ignite a Legal Battle Over Mekong River’s Future 1

Opponents see threats to fish spawning, food supply, and a way of life in Southeast Asia. In northern Laos, a boat heads toward the site of the Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River. The dam is about 30 percent complete. [...]

By |September 8th, 2014|Dams and development projects|

Help children think outside the box

Above all, the lesson from school assemblies across Thailand is this: Fall into line. Above all, the main point of the frequently humiliating and sadly too often fatal induction and hazing ceremonies at universities across the country is this: The individual [...]

By |September 8th, 2014|Campaigns, Youth Empowerment|