Mar 11, 2013

Decision makers, experts and NGOs meet to find solutions to food security in the Mekong

Lately, food security in the Mekong region has been challenged by the series of hydropower development proposals on the Mekong mainstream. In particular, the Mekong delta in Vietnam is perceived to be affected by the recent hydropower development both short-and long-term.

On March 11-13, one hundred decision makers, experts and representatives from local organisations will gather in Chiang Rai in Thailand, in order to address these challenges and discuss both how to improve food production and how to manage risks and vulnerabilities relating to food security.

Several government representatives from the water, food and energy related ministries in the Lower Mekong Countries, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam will be attending the meeting. They will be joined by representatives from more than 50 local and regional NGOs, as well as experts from the international community.

The meeting, which has been titled Food security in the Mekong – the water, food and energy nexus revisited, puts particular emphasis on scientific analysis and evidence. Speakers include:

  • Jamie Pittock, Australian National University
  • Eric Baran, Worldfish Centre
  • Mark Giordano, International Water Management Institute.

Read more about the workshop here.

For more information about the collaboration, contact:
Ms. Kyungmee Kim
Programme Officer
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Phone: +46 8 121 360 94