Mekong Subregion Follow-up Visit

Tuesday, 31 March, 2009

ICE WaRM’s partnerships in the Mekong Subregion, old and new, have been further strengthened following an intensive visit by Chief Executive Officer Richard Hopkins and International Partnerships Manager Mike Seager in February and March 2009.
Thailand, Lao PDR and south-western China (where the Mekong River begins its long journey) were included on the itinerary.

“This further visit by ICE WaRM reconfirmed strong national and regional demand for the support services of ICE WaRM across the region – alongside a growing potential for reinforced cross-boundary partnerships, in support of the work of the Mekong River Commission”, said Richard Hopkins, ICE WaRM CEO.

During the visit, Richard and Mike met with high level officials from a number of academic, governmental, inter-governmental and development agencies. Also met were previous Fellows from ICE-WaRM-facilitated Australian Leadership Awards Professional Development Programmes in Lao PDR and Thailand as well as potential candidates for proposed future programmes from all three countries.

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