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Christine de Guzman

senior program officer
cdeguzman@pactworld.org

Pact is working in Laos to ensure socially and environmentally responsible development as the country grows. 

In 2013, we began the Mekong Partnership for the Environment, a USAID-funded initiative based in Bangkok that advanced socially and environmentally responsible development across the Lower Mekong region, including Laos. With the Lower Mekong projected to receive billions of dollars in infrastructure investments in the coming years, MPE brought together governments, civil society and the private sector to support sustainable development.

This work continues with the Lower Mekong Initiative, which serves as a platform to address transnational development challenges. The project is strengthening the ability of Lower Mekong governments to understand and manage shared natural resources, improve joint planning and coordination and deploy new technologies, approaches and methodologies for sustainable development, natural resource conservation and climate change.

Stories and Highlights

Pact's Mekong Partnership for the Environment

June 27, 2016
Pact's Barry Flaming discusses the Mekong Partnership for the Environment project. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the project is using a regional, integrated approach to...

Mekong Partnership for the Environment: Regional governments and civil society are improving public participation

March 21, 2016
As everyone filed into the meeting room, they stopped to greet familiar faces. Some shook hands, others gave friendly waves, wai’s or pats on the back. Diverse voices and backgrounds filled the venue...

World leaders pledge support for responsible growth in Mekong region

August 17, 2015
At a meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative in Malaysia this month, leaders from six nations agreed that as the region transforms, short-term growth must not come at the expense of long-term...

Mekong government, civil society support strong EIAs

December 5, 2014
Government and civil society representatives highlighted the need for strong and inclusive environmental impact assessment (EIA) policies and practices in the Mekong region at a meeting this week in...