Call for Speakers

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) invites you to share your experience and expertise at the MRC International Conference, scheduled for 23 April 2023 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.


What is the International Conference about?

The International Conference will provide an opportunity for the MRC and stakeholders from the riparian countries, NGOs, academia, regional/international organisations, the private sector, and other river basin organisations to exchange perspectives, best practices and cutting-edge ideas. Leading by the theme “Innovation and Cooperation for a Water Secure and Sustainable Mekong”, the Conference covers two sessions: 1) How innovative technologies are transforming water management and 2) How responsible financing and gender inclusiveness are making a difference in water resources management. See the detailed agenda here.


Invitation for speakers

The MRC invites speakers from academia, NGOs, river basin/international/national organisations, and the private sector to submit a presentation proposal for consideration for one of the parallel sessions at the International Conference. Presentations will be ten-minute long, followed by a 30-minute questions-and-answers session or a panel discussion after each session. Topics to be covered:

Session 1A: How cooperation is yielding benefits for transboundary water management

Session 1B: How innovative technologies are transforming transboundary water management 

Session 2A: How cooperation in innovative financing can make a difference


  View Session Outlines details



Please use the below form to submit your proposal to speak at the International Conference.