Thu, 21/01/2010 – 19:45
Wed, 10/03/2010 (All day)
EarthRights International’s Mekong School is a unique training program for activists from the Mekong Region (Yunnan/China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam) whose work focuses on environmental issues and human rights. The seven month-long training program uses experiential learning methods to equip participants from the region with the skills required to conduct research, gather data, and effectively campaign around environmental issues affecting the region. The training takes place in Chiang Mai, Thailand from June to December of each year. Housing, transportation, and a modest living stipend are provided to successful candidates.
The Mekong School curriculum focuses on the impacts of large dams, plantations, mines, infrastructure projects in the Mekong region. The program provides students with the skills needed to voice their individual and collective concerns about large-scale development projects in the Mekong basin. Graduates of the program form a strong network of environmental advocates who, together with their respective communities, campaign for greater public participation and transparency in development planning.
The goals of the Mekong School session are: Continue reading “EarthRights International invites local activists to join training in its Mekong School”