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Successful alliance on people’s monitoring of land policies in Viet Nam
Successful alliance on people’s monitoring of…
07 July 2017

Collective action has been breaking new ground in Viet Nam, where civil society organisations have been given the chance to…

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Long road ahead for CT recognition in Vietnamese forestry laws
Long road ahead for CT recognition…
06 July 2017

Communities should be recognised as legal entities in their own right so that customary tenure can be incorporated into Vietnamese…

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Victory for communities in drafting of Vietnam’s new forestry law
Victory for communities in drafting of…
06 July 2017

Communities may soon be recognised as legal entities in draft Vietnamese forestry laws, after a series of recommendations by a…

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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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Civil society: draft legislation on agricultural land law undermines smallholder farmers.
Civil society: draft legislation on agricultural…
08 June 2017

Potential new legislation in Cambodia could undermine smallholder farms, and force farmers to grow only certain types of crops, according…

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Before and after land acquisition: new tools to improve dialogue between companies and communities
Before and after land acquisition: new…
24 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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MRLG calls for applications for new Masters course specialising in land issues
MRLG calls for applications for new…
30 March 2017

Looking for a career as a sustainability professional, social researcher, development specialist, humanitarian worker or policy maker? Do you also…

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MRLG and partners join the World Bank Conference
MRLG and partners join the World…
30 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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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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Potential new law on agricultural land in consultation in Cambodia
Potential new law on agricultural land…
01 March 2017

A potential new Cambodian law on agricultural land is now in consultation, but needs more revision to protect local communities…

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New Online Forum Provides Thought-Provoking Dialogue on Customary Tenure
New Online Forum Provides Thought-Provoking Dialogue…
28 February 2017

In February, the MRLG project and Land Portal co-facilitated an online dialogue on the Recognition of Customary Tenure in the…

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Encouraging responsible investment in Tea and eucalyptus
Encouraging responsible investment in Tea and…
28 February 2017

Lao tea could soon have an international profile similar to that of the coffee sector, with growing interest from the…

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Study shows need for better regulations of land allocation to  agribusiness in Myanmar
Study shows need for better regulations…
28 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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First reflections of the Follow the Money initiative
First reflections of the Follow the…
28 February 2017

It’s a simple idea with a sophisticated underlying method – a set of databases that help local communities defend and…

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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

The Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization (CIPO) organized a national workshop for indigenous youths to share experiences. This provided an opportunity…

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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

The third Cambodia MRLG annual national stakeholder workshop was held on 22nd and 23rd of November 2016 at the Cambodiana…

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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

The MRLG 3rd stakeholder consultation workshop held in Vientiane Capital during 16-17 November 2016 was a special opportunity for the…

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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

MRLG are working with partners in the Mekong Region to capture lessons and knowledge on various land governance issues in…

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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

The 3rd Viet Nam National Stakeholder Consultation workshop was held on 26th – 27th October 2016 in Ha Noi, Viet…

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

The Vietnamese land coalition Forland organized an exchange visit together from 19th to 23rd September 2016with the Cambodian land coalition…

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

MRLG organized the second Innovation Fund (IF) Project Preparation and Coordination Workshop on 22-23 August 2016 for shortlisted proponents in…

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

Vientiane, 23rd of August 2016 On Tuesday August 23rd the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) invited around 140…

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

In Cambodia, the majority of the population is still composed of smallholder family farmers. 54% of the total labour force…

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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

Representatives from 26 CSOs across Myanmar came together for a two-day workshop on customary land tenure, held on 26-27 July…

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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

In July, the Cambodian L&A group on Customary Tenure held its third and final joint learning seminar on legal provisions…

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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

NGO Forum on Cambodia and partners gathered around 125 people for a two-day national workshop in Siem Reap on 19-20…

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

The first Regional Land Forum has successfully debated customary land rights and large scale land concessions in the context of…

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

On Tuesday, 7th of June the L&A Working Group on Responsible Investment held a wrap up meeting to reflect on…

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

On the 6th of June, MRLG’s Learning and Alliance Building (L&A) group on Legal Education held its wrap-up workshop at…

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

MRLG, GIZ and IPSARD are pleased to welcome you to the first Mekong Region Land Forum in Hanoi, on 21st…

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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

MRLG, GIZ and IPSARD are pleased to announce that they will organize the first Mekong Region Land Forum in Hanoi,…

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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

The MRLG has produced a video on Customary Tenure in Myanmar, which was first presented to more than 50 participants…

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

The second regional meeting of the Mekong Land Research Forum took place on 24th and 25th of March 2016, in…

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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

Phonm Penh. Inclusive Development International (IDI) and Equitable Cambodia (EC) launched the Follow the Money (FTM) Initiative  with an Inception…

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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

MRLG is pleased to announce publication of a series of country reports on the political economy of land governance in…

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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

Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) can bring great benefits to countries, but also carry unintended consequences. With Asean Economic Integration, the…

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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

MRLG seeks a number of interested consultants/academics to assist MRLG partner organisations to produce a series of case studies. Consultants/academics…

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Regional Customary Tenure Launch
Regional Customary Tenure Launch
06 October 2015

“Launching of the regional Customary Tenure Learning and Advocacy activity. A first workshop took place in Vientiane, on the 30th…

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Breakthrough in Cambodia Mediation
Breakthrough in Cambodia Mediation
21 September 2015

(Siem Reap, September 19, 2015) – A major breakthrough was reached in the mediation between fourteen Cambodian indigenous communities and…

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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

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

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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

With the support of Vishnu Law Group, the Indigenous Community of O’rana has filed a case in justice against encroachers…

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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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