Call for Presentations

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) invites you to share your experience and expertise at the MRC International Conference, scheduled for 2-3 April 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

What is the International Conference about?

The MRC International Conference takes place before the MRC Summit of the Head of Governments from the Mekong River Basin. Leading towards the Summit, the International Conference addresses opportunities and challenges of the Mekong basin to enhance joint efforts and partnerships towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the basin.

A mix of plenary key notes, discussions and two parallel sessions provide opportunities for the MRC and stakeholders, including NGOs, academia, regional/international organisations, the private sector, and other river basin organisations to exchange perspectives, best practices and cutting-edge ideas for the sustainable development of the Mekong basin. See agenda here.

Invitation for presentations

The MRC invites academia, NGOs, river basin/international/national organisations, the private sector or individuals to submit a presentation proposal for consideration for one of the parallel sessions at the International Conference. Presentations will be 10-15 min long, followed by 5 min for Q/A and a plenary or panel discussion after each session. Topics to be covered:

  • Climate change adaptation success stories/lessons
  • Specific measures on flood management success stories/lessons
  • Specific measures on drought management success stories/lessons
  • Ideas for MRC to further engage with the private sector/NGOs or success stories/lessons from other transboundary river basins
  • The role of Media in the Mekong basin: adversary, partner or neither?
  • Review of the Study on the Sustainable Development and Management of the Mekong River Basin (Council Study) [Key findings/presentations were delivered at the Regional Stakeholder Forum on 14-15 December 2017, and full reports were released at mid-February 2018]
  • Other sub-topics that fit the theme of the parallel sessions


Please send your proposal to Ms. Denise Staubli Your proposal must include: contact information, presentation title, presentation abstract (no more than 300 words), presenter's biography and name of additional authors.

Deadline to submit your proposal: 28 February 2018

Selection of presenters: 2 March 2018

Publication of conference book: 15 March 2018

Conference Proceedings

All presentation abstracts accepted to the Conference will be published as originally submitted unless the authors provide a revised abstract by 14 March 2018. All presenters at the Conference are encouraged to submit their presentation (power point) by 16 March.