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Christy Owen

country manager

Megan Sullivan

program specialist

Pact has worked in Thailand since 2006, creating lasting change by building the capacity of local institutions to improve people’s lives. Much of Pact’s efforts in Thailand have focused on improving HIV prevention and care services, people's livelihoods, and the management of natural resources.

In 2013, we began the Mekong Partnership for the Environment, or MPE, a USAID-funded initiative based in Bangkok that is advancing socially and environmentally responsible development across the Lower Mekong region.

With the Lower Mekong projected to receive billions of dollars in infrastructure investments in the coming years, MPE brings together governments, civil society and the private sector to support sustainable development that makes sense economically but still protects communities and the environment.

Through partnerships, working groups and networks, MPE uses a distinctly regional approach and promotes better informed decision making about large-scale infrastructure development. We support robust environmental impact assessment policy, accessible information and meaningful participation of civil society. 


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...

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...

Power YouthAlly: Empowering Thailand’s youth for a better tomorrow

October 29, 2014
“I am motivated. After the project and the training, I was inspired to want to open my own business."

City of sisters

October 29, 2013
Pact is helping prevent the spread of HIV in Thailand’s transgender population by supporting the only transgender-focused nonprofit organization in Thailand.