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Laos moving forward in establishing guidelines for responsible agricultural investment
Laos moving forward in establishing guidelines…
16 October 2017

Laos is now well on the way to ensuring responsible agricultural investment, thanks to a series of study visits undertaken…

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Lao National Assembly and Land Information Working Group organize Workshop on Land and Natural Resource management
Lao National Assembly and Land Information…
16 October 2017

To strengthen deep understanding on Land and Natural Resource Management, the Legislative Research Institute of National Assembly organized a workshop…

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Regional perspectives on paralegal models for land conflict resolution in Myanmar
Regional perspectives on paralegal models for…
12 October 2017

They’ve been dubbed “barefoot advocates”; paralegals in Myanmar are now forging a path for local communities when it comes to…

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Three students from Mekong Region get scholarships for a new masters course in Land Governance in Chiang Mai
Three students from Mekong Region get…
03 October 2017

Three students have been awarded MRLG-funded scholarships to participate in a new specialisation in land issues at Chiang Mai University.…

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MRLG EPEPF Mission (24-25 August 2017), Myanmar
MRLG EPEPF Mission (24-25 August 2017),…
03 October 2017

MRLG project End of Phase Evaluation and Project Formulation (Phase 2 Design) Mission (EPEPF) was took the place from 24th…

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MLIKE is hosting an online dialogue on Responsible Large-Scale Agricultural Investment in the Mekong, 9-20 October.
MLIKE is hosting an online dialogue…
25 September 2017

Run in collaboration with MRLG and Land Portal, the dialogue is an opportunity for policy makers, policy influencers, civil society…

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Paving the road for responsible agri business: a visit to the Philippines on responsible land governance
Paving the road for responsible agri…
28 August 2017

There is a lot to be learned from one of the world’s largest sugar producers when it comes to responsible…

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Vietnam Rubber Firm reaches accord with Ratanakkiri ethnic villages
Vietnam Rubber Firm reaches accord with…
28 August 2017

Another milestone has been reached in the long-running negotiations between indigenous communities in north-eastern Cambodia and Vietnamese rubber firm HAGL.…

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MRLG active at Mekong Land Research Forum
MRLG active at Mekong Land Research…
28 August 2017

The research-based work of the Mekong Region Land Governance project has much to contribute to academic debate on land issues,…

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MLIKE Web and Communications Manager (Nationals Mekong Countries Encouraged to Apply)
MLIKE Web and Communications Manager (Nationals…
31 July 2017

Brief: MRLG seeks a supportive, proactive and organised Administration Officer to assist our project team. They should be a team…

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Customary tenure highlighted in ASEAN social forestry conference
Customary tenure highlighted in ASEAN social…
03 July 2017

Customary tenure rights and access rights to forest and farmland should be secured, and processes for securing communal land titles…

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Before and after land acquisition: new tools to improve dialogue between companies and communities
Before and after land acquisition: new…
22 May 2017

For some time, civil society organisations have demanded that communities be consulted before land acquisition by companies, government agencies and…

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Mekong land research summer course announced
Mekong land research summer course announced
24 April 2017

Want to develop your land research skills? Participate in exciting summer program? The Regional Social Science Centre for Sustainable Development…

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Secure land tenure for local communities is key to addressing modern day challenges
Secure land tenure for local communities…
30 March 2017

Customary tenure systems are “living institutions,” researcher Mike Dwyer said at the Mekong Region Customary Tenure Workshop held in Myanmar…

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Multi-stakeholder collaboration in monitoring and evaluation of land policies in Viet Nam
Multi-stakeholder collaboration in monitoring and evaluation…
30 March 2017

In the last two decades, rapid industrialisation and economic growth have put increasing pressure on lands and land tenure security…

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MRLG and partners join the World Bank Conference
MRLG and partners join the World…
29 March 2017

The World Bank’s annual conference on Land and Poverty was bigger than ever in 2017, drawing a record 1,300 participants…

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Study shows need for better regulations of land allocation to  agribusiness in Myanmar
Study shows need for better regulations…
27 February 2017

New regulations for land concessions in Myanmar are needed. They should take into account impacts and conflicts associated with large…

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Investment Promotion Department launches new project to better regulate agro-business investments in Lao PDR.
Investment Promotion Department launches new project…
02 February 2017

Foreign investment in Agriculture can bring both positive and negative impacts. In recent years, public attention has been raised on…

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Indigenous youths networks share their findings on the recognition of customary tenure in Cambodia
Indigenous youths networks share their findings…
23 January 2017

Indigenous youths networks share their findings on the recognition of customary tenure in Cambodia The Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization (CIPO)…

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MRLG partners and stakeholders gather for learning and planning joint activities in Cambodia.
MRLG partners and stakeholders gather for…
24 November 2016

MRLG partners and stakeholders gather for learning and planning joint activities in Cambodia. The third Cambodia MRLG annual national stakeholder…

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Departments of Land Administration of Laos and Vietnam shared experience in development of land legislations
Departments of Land Administration of Laos…
18 November 2016

Departments of Land Administration of Laos and Vietnam shared experience in development of land legislations The MRLG 3rd stakeholder consultation…

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Discussions held on agribusiness concessions moratorium – Myanmar National Stakeholder Consultation
Discussions held on agribusiness concessions moratorium…
14 November 2016

Discussions held on agribusiness concessions moratorium – Myanmar National Stakeholder Consultation The second National Stakeholder Workshop started on the 10th…

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Just released: 3 New Publications
Just released: 3 New Publications
01 November 2016

Just released: 3 New Publications MRLG are working with partners in the Mekong Region to capture lessons and knowledge on…

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Land law implementation and monitoring discussed at The 3rd Viet Nam National Stakeholder Consultation workshop
Land law implementation and monitoring discussed…
28 October 2016

Land law implementation and monitoring discussed at The 3rd Viet Nam National Stakeholder Consultation workshop The 3rd Viet Nam National…

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Effective advocacy for forestland allocation by Vietnamese land coalition
Effective advocacy for forestland allocation by…
26 September 2016

Effective advocacy for forestland allocation by Vietnamese land coalition The Vietnamese land coalition Forland organized an exchange visit together from…

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MLRG Conducts Workshop for Shortlisted IF Projects
MLRG Conducts Workshop for Shortlisted IF…
26 August 2016

MLRG Conducts Workshop for Shortlisted IF Projects MRLG organized the second Innovation Fund (IF) Project Preparation and Coordination Workshop on…

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Progress on the draft National Land Policy for Laos
Progress on the draft National Land…
25 August 2016

Progress on the draft National Land Policy for Laos Vientiane, 23rd of August 2016 On Tuesday August 23rd the Ministry…

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New publication: “They Will Need Land!”
New publication: “They Will Need Land!”
15 August 2016

New publication of thematic study “They Will Need Land” In Cambodia, the majority of the population is still composed of…

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Myanmar CSOs share experiences and plan new opportunities for documenting Customary Tenure
Myanmar CSOs share experiences and plan…
09 August 2016

Myanmar CSOs share experiences and plan new opportunities for documenting Customary Tenure Representatives from 26 CSOs across Myanmar came together…

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New publication : “Innovative Approach to Land Conflict Transformation”
New publication : “Innovative Approach to…
09 August 2016

In the Mekong region, conflicts between local communities and large scale land concessions are widespread. They are often difficult to…

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Indigenous peoples organisations analyse legal provision failure for customary tenure, Cambodia
Indigenous peoples organisations analyse legal provision…
05 August 2016

Indigenous Peoples’ Organisations analyse the failures of legal provisions on recognition of customary tenure in Cambodia In July, the Cambodian…

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Government and civil society seek to accelerate indigenous communal land registration in Cambodia
Government and civil society seek to…
01 August 2016

Government and civil society seek to accelerate indigenous communal land registration in Cambodia NGO Forum on Cambodia and partners gathered…

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Active debates transpire from first Regional Land Forum
Active debates transpire from first Regional…
30 June 2016

First Regional Land Forum successfully debates on customary land rights and large scale land concessions in the context of ASEAN…

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Laos learning on Responsible Agribusiness in Lao PDR
Laos learning on Responsible Agribusiness in…
30 June 2016

Laos learning on Responsible Agribusiness in Lao PDR On Tuesday, 7th of June the L&A Working Group on Responsible Investment…

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New legal education material on land rights piloted!
New legal education material on land…
30 June 2016

New legal education material on land rights piloted! On the 6th of June, MRLG’s Learning and Alliance Building (L&A) group…

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Mekong Regional Land Forum 21-23 June 2016
Mekong Regional Land Forum 21-23 June…
22 June 2016

Mekong Regional Land Forum 21-23 June 2016 MRLG, GIZ and IPSARD are pleased to welcome you to the first Mekong…

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Government, CSO and private sector engage in constructive dialogue on land conflict resolution in Cambodia
Government, CSO and private sector engage…
07 June 2016

Sharing and Learning Workshop on “Collective Learning on Land Conflict Resolution in Cambodia” 26–27 May 2016 STAR Kampuchea (SK), Analyzing…

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First Mekong Region Land Forum, Hanoi, 21 to 23 June 2016
First Mekong Region Land Forum, Hanoi,…
18 May 2016

First Mekong Region Land Forum to be held on 21st-23rd June 2016 MRLG, GIZ and IPSARD are pleased to announce…

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Challenges in Managing State Land in Cambodia-Policy Seminar and Discussion Note
Challenges in Managing State Land in…
10 May 2016

Although established for nature conservation and protection since 1993, Cambodia’s protected areas overlap the existing local communities and has been…

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Study Tour to Chiang Mai Provides Lessons on Communal Land Titling and Registration
Study Tour to Chiang Mai Provides…
10 May 2016

Under the framework of its Learning and Alliance Building Component, and with support from the Regional Center for Social Science…

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Capacity Assessment Survey  Validation workshops in Hanoi and in Phnom Penh
Capacity Assessment Survey Validation workshops in…
10 May 2016

MRLG has conducted a capacity assessment survey (CAS) in the form of a self-assessment with most of its partners. The…

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Project Fund Accountant / Auditor – Immediate Hire
Project Fund Accountant / Auditor –…
04 May 2016

Project Fund Accountant / Auditor (Lao National Position) Brief: MRLG seeks a proactive, experienced and organised Accountant / Auditor to…

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MRLG seeks Information Platform Coordinator  “application extended”
MRLG seeks Information Platform Coordinator “application…
25 March 2016

Information Platform Coordinator (full time) The Mekong Region Land Governance Project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation…

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Video and Posters on Customary Tenure in Myanmar released
Video and Posters on Customary Tenure…
11 March 2016

Video and Posters on Customary Tenure in Myanmar released The MRLG has produced a video on Customary Tenure in Myanmar,…

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Second Regional Meeting of the Mekong Land Research Forum
Second Regional Meeting of the Mekong…
11 March 2016

Second Regional Meeting of the Mekong Land Research Forum The second regional meeting of the Mekong Land Research Forum took…

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Customary Tenure Workshop organized in Yangon
Customary Tenure Workshop organized in Yangon
11 March 2016

Customary Tenure Workshop organized in Yangon MRLG and LCG organized on 15 February 2016 the Customary Tenure Workshop with 48…

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2nd Regional Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Land
2nd Regional Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on…
29 February 2016

2nd Regional Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Land Vientiane, Laos. 25/02/2016 MRLG held its 2nd Regional Stakeholder Consultation Workshop with a…

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Innovation Fund partnerships forged in Viet Nam
Innovation Fund partnerships forged in Viet…
09 February 2016

Partnership forged to address land governance concerns of small farm holders in Viet Nam Hanoi (25 January 2016). The Mekong…

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Study visit on Communal Land Registration and Titling
Study visit on Communal Land Registration…
03 February 2016

Study visit on Communal Land Registration and Titling in Sangthong and Nakai Districts Vientiane. The MRLG Learning and Alliance (L&A)…

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MRLG signs MOU with CAP/IPSARD in Viet Nam
MRLG signs MOU with CAP/IPSARD in…
03 February 2016

On the 25th January 2016, the Mekong Region Land Governance Project and Gret, our implementing partner in Viet Nam, signed…

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MRLG seeks Information Platform Coordinator
MRLG seeks Information Platform Coordinator
03 February 2016

Information Platform Coordinator (full time) The Mekong Region Land Governance Project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation…

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Follow the Money: A regional initiative for the protection of land rights launched
Follow the Money: A regional initiative…
28 January 2016

Follow the Money: A regional initiative for greater accountability for the protection of land rights launched Phonm Penh. Inclusive Development…

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Seminar on Protected Area Management
Seminar on Protected Area Management
08 December 2015

Seminar on Challenges in Managing State Land: Managing competing interests for lands inside Protected Areas (PA).   Co-organized by:  PNCA…

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Political Economies of Land Governance
Political Economies of Land Governance
03 December 2015

The Political Economy of Land Governance MRLG is pleased to announce publication of a series of country reports on the…

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SDG Land Indicator
SDG Land Indicator
17 November 2015

In the November 2015 the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development – Working Group on Land, issued the following policy…

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Asia FDI conference, Hong Kong
Asia FDI conference, Hong Kong
11 November 2015

Asia FDI conference, Hong Kong Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) can bring great benefits to countries, but also carry unintended consequences.…

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Responsible Business Workshop
Responsible Business Workshop
05 November 2015

Workshop on the Corporate Social Responsibility in the Land Sector (Laos) Background: The Lao PDR is experiencing a relatively rapid economic growth…

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Writers, Communication Experts
Writers, Communication Experts
04 November 2015

Writers, Communication Experts MRLG seeks a number of interested consultants/academics to assist MRLG partner organisations to produce a series of…

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Regional Customary Tenure Launch
Regional Customary Tenure Launch
06 October 2015

Regional Customary Tenure Launch “Launching of the regional Customary Tenure Learning and Advocacy activity. A first workshop took place in…

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Breakthrough in Cambodia Mediation
Breakthrough in Cambodia Mediation
21 September 2015

Breakthrough in Cambodia Mediation (Siem Reap, September 19, 2015) – A major breakthrough was reached in the mediation between fourteen…

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2nd Workshop on CCT Analysis
2nd Workshop on CCT Analysis
28 July 2015

Second Workshop on Customary (Communal) Tenure Analysis in Myanmar

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IF Coordination Workshop
IF Coordination Workshop
21 July 2015

IF Coordination Workshop We, MRLG, are hosting (20-21 July) a Project Preparation and Coordination Workshop in Vientiane. This workshop is…

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A landmark decision of the Cambodian Justice to stop encroachment on Indigenous registered Land
A landmark decision of the Cambodian…
20 April 2015

A landmark decision of the Cambodian Justice to stop encroachment on Indigenous registered Land With the support of Vishnu Law…

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Quick Disbursement Fund (QDF)
Quick Disbursement Fund (QDF)
08 April 2015

QDF is a quick response funding window that can be accessed to support immediate actions to address situations that puts…

QDF is a quick response funding window that can be accessed to support immediate actions to address situations that puts…

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