Sumernet I Activities
|Around midnight on 10th April 2008, on the road to Phang-Nga province, 121 workers from Myanmar were smuggled into Thailand, hidden in the back of a container truck. This was not unusual – except that on this night, the truck's cooling system happened to break down, cutting off the air supply to passengers. By the time the truck stopped, it was too late – 54 Burmese migrants had died: 17 women and 37 men.|
|The Sumernet's first literature analysis "Challenges to sustainable Development in the Mekong Delta: Regional and National Policy Issues and Research Needs" was officially launched in Hanoi, Vietnam on 31 January 2008, as a side event of the M-POWER (Mekong Program on Water Environment & Resilience) Annual Partners' Meeting. The publications and the policy brief were distributed to about 80 participants.|
|During 12-14 December 2007, Sumernet held the first face-to-face training under its Capacity Building component titled “EffectiveCommunications–Skills for writing, presenting, and communicating Sumernet research to policy makers” at Sasa International House, Bangkok, Thailand.|
|Sumernet’s Capacity Building Programme aims to improve research skills and facilitate coordinated collective research amongst the partners. Based on the capacity building needs of partners, the Sumernet Secretariat is providing a training workshop:
|Muanpong Juntopas, a Sumernet Network Development Coordinator will be attending a workshop on “Trans-boundary Migration Policy Implementation and Monitoring in the GMS: the Effectiveness and Policy Gaps” , organized by Mekong Institute, during 15-17 November 2007 in Thailand.
|Thai-Swedish Collaboration for Water Research
On the 31st October 2007 a ceremony was held signifying forthcoming collaboration between the Royal Thai Government’s Hydro Agro Informatics Institute (HAII), and the Network for Integrated Transboundary Water Research (NITWAR), an international network hosted by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
|Sumernet Partner Mekong Development Institute joined Flood Risk Reduction workshop
|Annoucement of Sumernet Research Fellowship Programme
SUMERNET RESEARCH CONCEPT NOTES/PROPOSALS
(Deadline 31 July 2007)