IEW - NexGen Mekong Scientists Presentation on Nature Based Solutions in Cambodia

Event Date
Uptown Campus
Race Room, Lavin-Bernick Center
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The NexGen Mekong Young Scientists Program (NexGen) is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Interior, aiming to empower early career professionals and scientists in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) to increase science-policy engagement, build working relationships among future leaders, and foster responsible and sustainable stewardship of the Mekong River Basin. NexGen promotes interdisciplinary approaches to the complex transboundary challenges faced within the Mekong Region, drawing from the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, as well as the social sciences.

The presenters are the winning team from the Mekong Research Symposium in March 2023 with a proposal entitled "Nature Based Solutions by Developing Sustainable Agriculture Practices and Supporting Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function: A Case Study of Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape" The team has been visiting New Orleans to learn about US approaches to nature based solutions and work with scientists at the Tulane ByWater Institute. They will share the work they have done and insights on science and policy in the Mississippi and Mekong River Deltas. 


Ms. Arisara Lekkham, Mae Fah Luang university, Thailand
Ms.Le Hong Nhung, Monditoring and evaluation officer, conservation and environment program, Vietnam
Mr. Sommanoxay Soulivanh, Assistant on socio-economic data quality control, Mekong River Commission secretary, Laos PDR
Ms. Savoeurn Soum, PhD student, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia