Our Objectives

Our goal is to improve the governance and management of water resources and associated land and ecosystems in the Greater Mekong Region by generating and sharing the knowledge and practice needed to do so.

We need water for everything.


 

WLE Greater Mekong contributes to alleviating these knowledge deficits, accompanied by a robust framework to ensure that, when decisions are made about water, they are supported by evidence and sound analysis. In order to do so, all of WLE’s activities within the Greater Mekong address two or more of the following objectives. Hover over each icon to read more about each:

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Benefits

To examine how the benefits from the development of the region’s water and related resources can be better distributed amongst all stakeholders, and its negative impacts minimised.

Capacity

To improve regional capacities to implement action research that improves the way water and related resources are governed and yields robust research outputs.

Ecosystem Services

To evaluate ecosystem services provided by healthy river and land systems to yield policy and governance relevant data that will inform decision-making.

Nutrition

To explore ways in which the development of the Greater Mekong’s water resources affect food supply and human nutrition.

Research

To improve regional capacities to implement action research that improves the way water and related resources are governed and yields robust research outputs.

Dialogues

To implement dialogues and partnerships that improve understanding and capacities for the governance of regional water and related resources through a ‘learning framework’ built on deliberation and inclusiveness.

Learning

To compare and learn from lessons and experiences derived in one part of the region with those derived from others.

Challenge Program

To further communicate findings and results generated and built upon the legacy of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, and to provide continuity to the initiatives and ideas that this programme generated.

Inclusion

To improve the data and evidence available, and the ability of decision-makers to actively include and deal with gender and inclusivity issues in water development in the region.