Call for submissions: Blogs on Covid-19 and water insecurity in the Mekong Region

SUMERNET would like to invite its network members and researchers to submit short pieces of writing or reflections to our website section “Stories” on the theme of “Covid-19 and water insecurity in the Mekong Region”.

Rajesh Daniel By Rajesh Daniel - Jul 9, 2020

SUMERNET would like to invite its network members and researchers to submit short reflections and/or photographs to our website section “Stories” on the theme of “Covid-19 and water insecurity in the Mekong Region”.

Blog posts can run between 500 to 1000 words and in English language.

Please send your submissions to secretariat@sumernet.org with subject line “COVID-19 Blog”.

As physical distancing and quarantine protocols are being enforced to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus, these measures are leading to different impacts and experiences among different sectors in society ranging from rural farmers and fishers to urban labor, working class, or migrant workers. These measures are also affecting the ways in which societies provide health care, food security, safety and education especially for children. Many of these measures may also be reinforcing economic and social inequalities in access or sharing of water and other natural resources in the Mekong.

We therefore invite SUMERNET members to use our website blog space to share their experiences, ongoing work and efforts to cope with these changes in particular related to water insecurity in the Mekong Region.

We can all learn from each other and our research to help us better prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.

Note: Our blog entries will be reposted in SUMERNET social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter). All blog posts will be edited before posting, and authors will be contacted directly if any editorial clarification is needed.

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