Mekong WET: Building Resilience of Wetlands in the Lower Mekong Region through a Ramsar Regional Initiative
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
The aim of the Mekong WET project is to increase the resilience of communities by focusing on the sustainable management of Ramsar sites. For this, the project will conduct vulnerability assessments and develop management plans at 10 Ramsar sites, while sharing lessons with 14 other sites. Professional in-service training will be provided for 150 personnel and grants will be provided to support collaborative action between local communities and local authorities, benefiting several thousand people. Platforms will be established for bilateral dialogues on transboundary wetlands. The involvement of the Ramsar Secretariat and IUCN’s ongoing involvement with Mekong River Commission will also help communicate the project’s approach, best practices and key messages to a wider regional and global audience. The project approach, the “Mekong WE framework” can be promoted and replicated in regional Ramsar initiatives in other parts of the world.