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A Walk Along the Mekong, River of Life

By Tom Weerachat A young boy poses with fish from the Mekong River in Si Phan Don, Chapasak, Southern Laos. Photo by Dorn Bouttasing. This image was presented as part of the “Mekong, River of Life” exhibit in Chiang [...]

Curriculum on Ecological Child Rights in Mekong Development: A Guide Book for Young Trainers

When a development project takes place in a community, it can have both positive and negative impacts on the people and ecology, where we live. In particularly, the group of people who can least protect themselves are the children and [...]

Mekong hydropower dams: ‘Green energy’ or ‘Green House Gases creators’?

By Mekong Youth Assembly Mekong Youth Assembly was invited to participate in the Pre-APFSD Youth Forum (Pre-Asia Pacific Forum Sustainable Development Youth Forum) which took place 22th – 25th March 2017, before the annual ministerial convening of the UN member [...]

Mekong Campaign Materials

These campaign messages are from local community along the Mekong. Translated to Mekong languages by members of the Mekong Youth Assembly. Please feel free to use in your activity to help save the Mekong! The Materials for the Mekong campaign [...]

Shining: Co-Powering Communities of Shan State (Myanmar)

By |July 25th, 2016|Dams and development projects, Video|

The Case Studies of Ecological Child Rights

By Mekong Youth Assembly Case study 1: Blood Sugar “Kohkong Sugarcane Plantation, Cambodia” In August 2006, the Cambodian Government granted economic concessions in Koh Kong Province to two Cambodian sugar companies (Koh Kong Plantation and Koh Kong Sugar Industry), both [...]

The Concept of Ecological Child Rights

By Mekong Youth Assembly I. Ecological Child Rights The last few decades have seen a huge rise in public awareness regarding the causes and effects of human-induced environmental degradation. Worldwide, people are experiencing the negative impact of water and food [...]

Planned Ywarthit mega-dam on Salween River threatens Karenni communities

Ko Thaike (The Voice of Myanmar Youth) The Salween River is the last major free flowing river in Southeast Asia, and it is currently under threat from mega hydropower dam projects. If we do not protect the Salween River, we [...]

Training workshop program analysis of the impact of Don Sahong dam to the prosperity of the Mekong river.

By NGUYEN KHIEM (The voice of Vietnam Youth) THE PARTICIPANTS SIGNED THEIR NAMES AS A COMMITMENT TO PROTECT THE MEKONG RIVER Twenty active youths from eight of thirteen provinces of the Mekong Delta had provoking discussions about Don Sahong Dam’s Impacts on [...]

By |November 24th, 2015|Dams and development projects, Youth Empowerment|

The Resettlement site: Better lives or more poverty?

By Dokkeo Sykham (The voice of Lao youth) “They (dam developer) said that our lives would be better, we would have lot of money and good houses, we would be happier. But, look what we are now, we even could [...]

By |October 14th, 2015|Dams and development projects, Human Rights|