USAID's Grassroots Equity and Enhanced Networks in the Mekong (GREEN Mekong) launched its two-year capacity development series in Bangkok on October 14-18.  Over 21 grassroots civil society organizations (CSOs) from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam participated in the course designed to strengthen their abilities as facilitators to explain the concept and principles of equity in the context of forest management for climate change mitigation.  

The grassroots CSO representatives identified opportunities for addressing equity issues in their respective environments and developed skills to effectively engage with grassroots stakeholders and communicate with policymakers. In addition, the participants seized this week-long opportunity to create new relationships that will enhance civil society networks both in countries and regionally.  

Source: USAID/RDMA Regional Environment Office Weekly Update