Summer School on Land Relations in the Mekong Region 24-28 July 2017

The Summer School on Land Relations in the Mekong Region received 106 applications containing a wide range of practitioners, academics, NGO workers and other land-related individuals from around the Mekong Region and in some cases beyond. After an extensive selection process, 25 participants attended the week-long intensive course. Participants from Cambodia. Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam attended under funding support from MRLG. Other participants were from Thailand, China, and Holland. The three MRLG-funded Master’s students also attended, supporting their specialization in land issues as part of the International Master’s Program at Chiang Mai University. The summer school took place at Chiang Mai University from 24th-28th July, and included four days of lectures, exercises and a one-day field visit. It aimed at equipping early-career academics and advocacy-oriented researchers in the Mekong region with key concepts, access to existing research outputs, and knowledge of current land issues across the region in order to strengthen individual and networked research that is oriented to more inclusive land governance and secure access to land amongst the region’s rural and urban poor.