Chiba University has partnered up with Mekong Institute for the international symposium titled, ‘From Mekong Commons to Mekong Community’ on February 11, 2018 at Nishi-Chiba Campus, Chiba University, Japan.
The symposium will gather experts from the government, academe, industry and civil society in the Mekong Region to discuss and weigh in on the subject of a Mekong Community, which moves the idea of the Mekong Commons beyond boundaries of the sciences. Sessions will tackle issues of importance in the Mekong Region including public health and food security, sustainable environment and agriculture, and human trafficking and labor migration.
Mr. Sudam Pawar, Director of MI’s Innovation and Technological Connectivity Department, is delivering the keynote address on Innovation and Technological Connectivity in the Mekong Region; and Ms. Maria Theresa Medialdia, Director of the Agricultural Development and Commercialization Department, will talk about MI’s initiatives to forward food safety in the region. Also sharing about the increasing importance of green freight transport and logistics is Mr. Sa-nga Sattanun, Program Manager of the Trade and Investment Facilitation Department. MI Executive Director, Dr. Watcharas Leelawath is serving as discussant in the session on food security.