I joined MLAI to gain experience and learn legal and policy strategies with participants from across the Mekong region. On the trip to Chiang Rai, Thailand, we visited Rak Chiang Khong Conservation Group on the Mekong River. Rak Chiang Khong is a role model for those working to defend local Mekong communities’ rights in the face of development projects that affect their livelihoods.

I joined MLAI to gain experience and learn legal and policy strategies with participants from across the Mekong region. On the trip to Chiang Rai, Thailand, we visited Rak Chiang Khong Conservation Group on the Mekong River. Rak Chiang Khong is a role model for those working to defend local Mekong communities’ rights in the face of development projects that affect their livelihoods.