Siem Reap, Cambodia, 8th Jun 2018
The Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are co-organising a training and final workshop of the PEER (Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research) Project 3-100: Building Mekong Genetic Biodiversity Network on 12-14 June 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The PEER project, a three-year USAID-funded project implemented in the lower Mekong basin through a consortium of five partner institutions, is to enhance partnerships between US researchers and scientists/engineers of developing countries to address challenges in global development. It is also to initiate a systematic genetic sampling methodology of important representative fish of the Mekong River and in this process, build a strong biodiversity research network among scientists from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam.
The workshop offers a platform to participants to share experiences and lessons learned from an intensive three-year PEER project on the endangered genetic biodiversity in the lower Mekong basin. Specifically, it is set to:
Partner institutions and participants
The workshop will bring together some 47 international specialists, US project’s partners and regional experts from other PEER projects across the lower Mekong basin countries.
They include participants from the MRCS, USAID, Old Dominion University in the United States, Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute of Cambodia, Living Aquatic Resources Research Center of Lao PDR, the Ubonrachthani University of Thailand, and Nha Trang University and Can Tho University of Viet Nam.