The Partnership Policy Dialogues are a series of six multi-day conferences that will take place from 2021 – 2023 to explore solutions to key policy and sustainability challenges facing the Lower Mekong. The conferences will explore themes that include connectivity, energy and infrastructure, non-traditional security, transboundary water governance, and nature-based solutions. Tying the conference experiences together are cross-cutting values of inclusivity, resilience (including climate), and collaboration.
The Stimson Center and the International Union of Nature (IUCN) hosted the first four-day event in March 2021, with five more Policy Dialogues planned by 2024. Together, the conferences engage government and non-government stakeholders from across the Mekong region and are part of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership’s larger efforts to promote stability, peace, prosperity, and sustainable development in the Mekong sub-region.