The Mekong River basin is home to more than 300 million people and spans six countries – Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
It was dubbed a climate event unlike any other: a chance for local government leaders and businesses to come together and commit to greater efforts to curb climate change.
Thailand has the second highest road traffic fatality rate in the world at 36.2 per 100,000, according to the World Health Organization, with an annual estimate of over 24,000 deaths – about 66 deaths every day.
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is the premier international environmental donor, providing nearly $18 billion in grants and mobilizing an additional $93 billion in co-financing for environmental projects in 170 countries since it was set up at the Earth Summit in 1992.
The workshop covered the topics of monitoring and evaluation approaches, gender inclusion, digital literacy, journalist safety and data journalism.
The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific held its first Training of Trainers/Managers on March 28 – April 1, 2018 in the coastal region of Rayong, Thailand.
Journalists are working together to raise awareness about dangers to the Mekong River’s ecosystem and the impact on livelihoods and health.
Hydropower development is racing across Southeast Asia’s Mekong region, and Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is helping journalists investigate the costs and benefits for the environment and communities.
"There was drought so we had to share the little water brought a long distance from irrigation canals to the field.
“We need you to tell our story,” Headman Pan Changairo says to a group of journalists. “We don’t want to lose our land and our way of life.” Changairo is concerned about the effects a proposed large-scale dam would have on his village in Northern Thailand, Mae Khannin Tai.