Seminars & Events


The 4th Mekong Dialogue “The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus: Revisiting Development in the Mekong Region"


The Mekong River provides benefits including food production and electricity supply for many of the ASEAN countries; however, dam construction and extreme weather events in recent years have threatened its sustainable use. The Mekong Dialogue is a platform for researchers and NGO activists from the Mekong region and related countries like China, Japan, and South Korea to discuss a wide range of complex issues such as the environment, food, energy, and climate change issues in the Basin. Asian Center for International Development (ARCID), School of Social Innovation, Mae Fah Luang University, has hosted the dialogue since 2019. This year, the 4th Mekong Dialogue, jointly organized with the Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, will bring research experts and practitioners from various fields to discuss the topic of "the Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus: Revisiting Development in the Mekong Region".
This dialogue is a part of the commemorative events of the 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation.

Date and Time

Monday, February 27, 2023, 9:15-17:00(UTC+7)
Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 9:00-12:00(UTC+7)


Online (for general participation)

Program and Registration

The Fourth Mekong Dialogue



Organizers and Partners
Institute of Development Economies – Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), Japan
Asian Research Center for International Development (ARCID), Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand

Heinrich Böll Foundation Southeast Asia Regional Office, Thailand

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan
Participation Fee


Development and Inter-disciplinary Studies Operations Divisions, Research Operations Department, IDE-JETRO
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