9-11 November 2016
Prince Palace Hotel
The Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy has now concluded. We thank all participants and partners for joining us for this exciting regional knowledge-sharing event.
Forum ThemesAll sessions at the 2016 event will fall into one or more of the following themes:
This is not a research conference.
The forum is designed for knowledge users: government and development agencies, the private sector and research-for-development practitioners. We emphasise deliberation and listening, query and debate.
Who attended the Forum?
At the 2015 Forum, we welcomed 306 participants, representing 139 institutions. Of the latter, 13% were Cambodian, 9% Chinese, 13% Laotian, 17% Myanmar, 13% Thai, 17% Vietnamese and 19% international.
Of the institutions that participated in 2015, 20% were regional universities, 13% were regional NGOs, 12% were international NGOs, 10% were international universities, 9% were regional government, 7% were international research agencies, and the remainder other types of agencies (including 3% who were private sector, and 4% international government).
Solutions. Active listening. Constructive criticism. Curiosity.
Diplomacy. Diversity. Empathy. Energy. Humour. Intelligence.
Mutual Respect. Open-mindedness. Patience. Query.
• Improved water-related discussions between often stakeholders with differing interests.
• Well-managed and informal discussions on difficult and controversial water-related discussions.
• Cross-regional learning on nexus-related issues, and networking.
• Interfacing research-based solutions with a non-technical public, policy-makers and the private sector.
• Providing would-be users with an opportunity to deliberate and query potential solutions.
We have booked four spaces here:
• Session Room 1: the Racha 1 meeting room, with a capacity of 300 pax seated at round tables.
• Session Room 2: the Racha 2 meeting room, with a capacity of 300 pax seated at round tables.
• Session Room 3: the Patcharawadee 1 & 2 meeting rooms, with a capacity for 100 pax seated at round tables.
The Patcharawadee 3 meeting room, with a capacity for 50 pax seated at round tables, has also been reserved for additional, special events. A plan of the meeting area is provided below.
For information on how to get to the hotel, please refer to these detailed instructions.