Mekong Water Dialogues
The Mekong Water Dialogues is coordinated and facilitated by IUCN and supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The purpose is to work with countries of the Mekong Region - Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam - to improve water governance by facilitating transparent and inclusive decision-making to improve livelihood security, human and ecosystem health. The approach of the programme is to develop country-led and regional dialogue processes enabling better flow of information and knowledge, greater stakeholder participation and an increased appreciation of the inter-dependence of issues. Under the programme, National Working Groups, comprising representative experts from government, civil society/non-government organisations, the private sector and academia/research sector are formed to guide the implementation of the MWD program in each country.