Mekong Research Group
The Mekong Research Group (AMRC) is a research group of the University of Sydney. Previously known as the Australian Mekong Resource Centre, and still using AMRC as shorthand, it was established in 1997 and is located within the School of Geosciences. AMRC is a leading international centre of expertise on development, natural resource management and the environment in the Mekong Region. We are devoted to research, education and community engagement and serve as a focal point for information, dialogue and activities in support of an equitable and sustainable development path for the region.
By fostering a deeper and wider understanding of contemporary changes in the Mekong Region, AMRC aims to support development paths that maintain the integrity, diversity and symbiosis of local livelihoods, cultures and ecosystems.
Three visiting scholars from Royal University of Phnom Penh are learning about field-based learning and critical writing for three months through AMRC.
Five articles on linkages between energy and development in Laos published in special edition of the journal Forum for Development Studies.
Human geographers and international public health experts from Usyd will collaborate on a three year research project aimed at facilitating livelihood adaptation to natural resource pressures in Laos.