Sustainable Mekong Research Network

Like the river that binds its six nations, SUMERNET nourishes a growing community of researchers committed to accelerating the implementation of policies that foster greater sustainability within the Mekong basin.  Through collaboration in applied policy research, capacity building, fundraising and outreach SUMERNET works to expand the knowledge base available to decision makers guiding development in the region. With a focus toward helping nations meet the Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations, SUMERNET addresses a broad portfolio of issues. From improved understanding of ecosystem services, the preservation of local livelihoods, transboundary development to energy and climate change adaptation concerns, SUMERNET works to be at the forefront of the research needs for the Future of the Mekong and its people.