From 5-9 June the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD), Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University and the Mekong Land Research Forum (MLRF) will run a week-long intensive summer school on land research in the Mekong Region. This year, the summer school will once again be held in person in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Applications are welcome from early-career academics, civil society organizations, and government staff.
The purpose of the summer school is to equip participants with a research orientation in land relations and land governance through key concepts, access to and critical engagement with research outputs, and assimilation of knowledge of current land issues. The summer school aims to strengthen individual and networked research that is geared towards secure access to land amongst the rural and urban poor.
Included in the summer school:
· Overview of key concepts
· Analysis of current land issues
· Field excursion
· Group work on key themes in land governance
· Instruction by regional experts
Travel and accommodation support is provided to participants from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Participants from elsewhere will need to fund their own travel and accommodation costs, but all tuition and meal costs will be provided without charge. The Summer School is supported by the Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project.
Deadline for applications is 17 April
Limited spaces available