The Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) organized a virtual conference on “Sustainable Development and the Future of the Mekong” on 26-27 October 2020. Organized in response to the shifting geopolitical dynamics that pose new challenges such as the growth of debt dependency, disproportionate control of upstream dams, and the erosion of existing river governance, the conference featured four panels examining the future of the Mekong River and the environmental and sustainable development challenges confronting the region. U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy offered Special Remarks and many regional and global technical, development, and government and non-government experts contributed to the panel discussions. The full program is available here.

CICP has posted panel Zoom sessions to its Facebook page as follows:

Welcome Remarks and Panel I: The Mekong-US Partnership in the context of Contested Institutional Space

Panel II: The Mekong-US Partnership in the context of Sustainable Development

Panel III: The Future of the Mekong

Panel IV: Human Security Issues in the Mekong Context: Agriculture, Energy, Water and Environment