CELEBRATING 8 YEARS OF LANCANG-MEKONG COOPERATION: UNITING NATIONS, EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

Join us in commemorating 8 years of impactful regional collaboration and growth through the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC)! Watch our latest video, highlighting the transformative strides made to unite nations and empower communities within the Lancang-Mekong region. Let’s draw inspiration from the LMC’s journey and continue championing cooperation, mutual benefit, and shared prosperity. #LMC8thAnniversary #RegionalCooperation #LancangMekongProsperity

INVESTING IN WOMEN’S CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FOR A MORE INCLUSIVE REGIONAL COMMUNITY

Nearly a year after the World Health Organization declared the end to COVID-19 as a global health emergency, women and girls continue to bear the brunt of the pandemic’s scarring effects. Without intervention, experts anticipate further regression if resources would remain inadequate for gender equality and inclusion (GEI) efforts. Indeed, COVID-19 slowed down progress toward …

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GENDER EQUALITY WORK MI

Author: Than Tha Aung In July 2021, Mekong Institute (MI) and the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) rolled out its third international online training program on “Gender Equality and Women Empowerment: Sharing Good Practices and Experiences” as part of continuing efforts to enhance governance and accountability towards gender balance. Over 80 participants from Algeria, Bahrain, …

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EMPOWERING WOMEN TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN THE GMS REGION

Author: Than Tha Aung The greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) region is prone to various environmental threats, which are compounded by the increasing climate variability. Given the rapid urbanization and massive infrastructure developments, it is projected that the region will be facing a decline in agricultural yield, available fresh water, and further degradation of biodiversity. In …

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SELL TO EXCEL, EXCEL TO SELL: THE CASE OF KAREN COFFEE

A BRAND WITH A CONSCIENCE It all made sense for Khin Ohmmar Moe, Managing Director of Yangon-based Sabanan Company, Ltd., to connect the dots backwards. What was originally intended as a local trading and women’s garment business would be transformed into a coffee-producing social enterprise. To do well and to do good, Moe established Karen …

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KHMER ARTISANRY: PLAYING GLOBAL WITH A HEART FOR THE LOCAL

Khmer Artisanry may be a small dot in the growing SME industry of Cambodia but for founder Seila Polham, the positive inroads they have made as an enterprise are more than encouraging — achievements that would not have been possible without the hard work of her weavers, her staff and the assistance of partners like …

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AN APPETITE FOR E-COMMERCE

A Facebook search on Healthy and Happy Organic Farm (H2O) redirects to a page that speaks for itself—a basket of greens with hints of yellow, purple and red; vermicompost beds lined-up with egg shells and coconut husks; cultivation rows roofed by solar panels; and faces of their veg-loving superheroes. With a people-planet-profit principle, the small-scale …

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