Links to international & regional institutions, organisations and networks working in the Mekong

Action Aid ActionAid is a unique partnership of people who are fighting for a world without poverty. With a head office in Johannesburg, South Africa, Action Aid works in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Asian Development Bank (ADB)  The ADB is a Multilateral Development Bank which, in part, focuses on the develpment of the Mekong Basin. Their website offers a perspective on the current development agendas of the bank as well as descriptions of ADB projects in Asia and the Mekong.
Association for International Water and Forest Studies (FIVAS) FIVAS is a Norwegian independent organisation working to obtain and disseminate information about the impacts of large dam projects in developing countries.
Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) AusAID manages the Australian Government's official overseas aid program. AusAID advances Australia's national interest by assisting developing countries to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development through investing in growth, stability and prosperity in the Asia/Pacific region.
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) ACIAR is an Australian Government statutory authroity that operates as part of Australia's Aid Program. It contributes to the aid program objectives of advancing Australia's national interest through poverty alleviation and sustainabe development.
Bank Information Centre (BIC) BIC is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation that provides information and strategic support to NGOs and social movements throughout the world on the projects, policies and practices of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs). BIC advocates for greater transparency, accountability and citizen participation at the MDBs.
Both ENDS Both ENDS from the Netherlands supports organisations in developing countries to fight poverty and to work towards sustainable environmental management.
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) CGIAR is an association of public and private members uspporting a system of 16 Future Harvest Centres that work in more than 100 countries to mobilise cutting-edge science to reduce hunger and poverty, improve human nutrition and helath, and protect the environement.
Focus on the Global South Focus is a programme of progressive development policy research and practice, dedicated to regional and global policy analysis, micro-macro linking and advocacy work. Focus' website provides information on its programmes and policy/discussion papers, as well as partner organisations
Global Association for People and the Environment (GAPE) GAPE is an international NGO based in Laos whose purpose is capacity-building, community development, environmental conservation and people-centred learning.
Global Witnes Global Witness focuses on areas where profits from environmental exploitation fund human rights abuses. Inforamtion obtained through research and field investigations is used to brief governments, inter-governmental organisations, NGOs and the media, in order to achieve positive change. Global Witness have campaigned in Cambodia and Burma.
Imaging Our Mekong Imaging Our Mekong is an annual fellowship programme for journalists who work in print media, photojournalism and television and are nationals of the Mekong countries. The programme, which began in 2002, is jointly implemented by two Southern-based media organisations – Probe Media Foundation Inc and IPS Asia-Pacific Center Foundation Inc.
International Development Research Institute (IDRC) IDRC is a Canadian Crown corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.
International Rivers (IR) IR campaigns on river and dam issues around the world, particularly focusing on the social and environmental effects of water resources infrastructure. The IR Mekong Program website provides electronic information services on their Mekong campaign (particularly focusing on Laos), transcripts of press releases, corresponsdence, as well as reports and media articles.
International Water Management Institute (IWMI) IWMI is one of 15 international research centres supported by the Consultative Group on Inernational Agricultural Research (CGIAR). IWMI is a non-profit organisation with offices in over 10 countries across Asia and Africa and Headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka. IWMI works to improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and nature.
IUCN, Asia Regional Office (Thailand)

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, is a membership union consisting of more than 1,000 government and NGO member organisations, and almost 11,000 voluteer scientists in more than 160 countries. IUCN focuses on finding pragmatic solutions to environmental and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, NGOs, UN agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and impliment policy, laws and best practice

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) JICA is responsible for the technnical cooperation aspects of Japan's Official Development Assistance programs. Technical cooperation is aimed at transfering technology and knowledge tha can serve the socio-economid development of poor countries. JICA carries out a variety of programs to support the nation building of developing countries through such technical cooperation.
Japan-ESCAP Cooperation Fund JECP is a coopeartive initiative between ESCAP and the Japanese government formed in 1977. The purpose of JECP is to increase technical expertise in Asia. JECP is involved in the development of tourism in the Mekong basin.
Living River Siam Living River Siam (formerly the Southeast Asian Rivers Network, or SEARIN), supports local communities' rights to their water resources, promotes sustainable water resource managment, and opposes threats to rivers and rivering ecosystems in Thialand and neighbouring countries in the Mekong and Salween River basins.
Mekong Program on Water, Environment and Resilience (M-POWER) This network brings together people committed to improving local, national and regional governance of water and other resources in Cambodia, China, Laos, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam. The ultimate goal of M-POWER is improved livelihood security and human ecosystem health in the Mekong Region
Mekong River Commission (MRC) With the four downstream countries (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam) signatories to this commission, the MRC aims to promote and coordinate the sustainable use and management of water and related resrouces by implementic strategic programmes and activities and providing scientific information and policy advise.
Mekong Watch Japan Mekong Watch is a Japanese NGO based in Tokyo. It combines research and advocacy to address and prevent the negative environmental and social impacts of development in the Mekong Region. Mekong Watch is particularly concerned about the lack of consultation with affected communities in development planning and implementation and the role of Japanese financing
Oxfam Australia  Through its Infrastracture, People and Environment Programme, Oxfam Australia monitors large-scale infrastructure development to, particularly in the Mekong Region, ensure it is environmentally sustainable and beneficial for all. Oxfam Australia is a member of the Save the Mekong campaign.
Probe International Probe International is a Canadian independent environmental advocacy group that fights to stop ill-conceived aid, trade projects and foreign investments.
Save the Mekong Save the Mekong coalition brings together non-government organisations, local people, academics, journalists, artists and ordinary people from within the Mekong countries and internationally. Save the Mekong coalition urges the Mekong governments to keep the Mekong flowing freely to save this critical source of food, income and life for present and future generations.
Towards Ecological Recovery and Regional Alliance (TERRA) TERRA is a regional NGO based in Thailand which promotes ecologically sound and equitable development within the Mekong Region. TERRA supports the network of NGOs and people's organisations in Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Burma, and encourages exchange and alliance-building. 
United Nations Environment Programme Dams and Development Project This project promotes improved decision-making, planning and management of dams and their alternatives building on the World Commisssion of Dams core values and strategic priorities and other relevant reference materials. 
World Bank The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance and thus plays a vital role in the development of the Mekong Basin.
WorldFish Center The WorldFish Center delivers science-based services and solutions (knowledge, expertise, methods, tools, technologies) in aquaculture and fisheries management that help solve poverty, hunger and environmental degradation.
WWF Greater Mekong Programme WWF is working with local communities, government and industry throughout the six Mekong countries to protect the future of the Mekong River and its diverse habitats.