MK5 worked to connect the analytical efforts of CPWF-Mekong’s projects. Supporting stakeholders to manage their water resources means supporting them to make choices and to reach a common understanding on the necessary arrangements for sharing and allocating water-related goods and services. MK5 acted as a ‘repository’ for CPWF-Mekong’s vision and goals. The project monitored, evaluated, and tracked the other projects in the Mekong. It worked with stakeholders to ensure their inclusion in the program, and improve the program’s potential for uptake. It identified opportunities to support, fund or connect initiatives in the basin.
MK5 was led by the Challenge Program on Water and Food, working in partnership with the Mekong Program on Water, Environment and Resilience.
Mekong Citizen is a politically neutral initiative that promotes dialogue in the Mekong basin. It seeks to highlight the idea that everyone living in the basin has a stake in its future, and therefore should be able to shape it. Mekong Citizen encourages dialogue through the creation of communication spaces, negotiation and facilitation. Assembling facts, resources, news and film from many sources, Mekong Citizen brings diverse views to bear in the discussions around the development of the Mekong.
State of Knowledge Series
The State of Knowledge Series papers are easy-to-read reviews of the state of knowledge about a subject relevant to Mekong hydropower development. They are meant to be an unbiased appraisal of what we know (and don’t know) about a subject. There are four papers in the series. Publications are presently issued by the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food – Mekong Program. The papers draw on both regional and international expertise and experience. The opinions expressed in the SOK series are those of the authors alone, and not those of the CGIAR, the CPWF, or any associated partners. Access the State of Knowdge series.
Downloads & Media
Summary of CPWF Research in the Mekong River Basin. Download publication
Proceedings Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy.Download publication
Dams & Reservoirs in the Mekong Basin:Planned, commissioned and under construction.Access/download map
Flickr View the CPWF Mekong flickr photostream.View Ian Taylor / WLE Greater Mekong flickr photostream.
About half of MK5′s funding is derived from a grant from core CPWF funds. The remainder is derived from a grant from the Australian Government through Australian Aid.
September 2009 to December 2013
Contact the team:
Project leader: Dr. Kim Geheb – firstname.lastname@example.org
In Cambodia: Dr. Pech Sokhem – email@example.com
In Lao PDR: Ms. Malichanh Srithirath – firstname.lastname@example.org
In Vietnam: Dr. Tuan Van Nguyen – email@example.com