Under the military rule, Myanmar’s key rivers are once again threatened by the devastating environmental harm due to dam construction. This event seeks to shed light on this dangerous situation and draw the attention of concerned citizens and policy makers in the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia to an ecological crisis of key importance to the region.
Location: Virtual via Zoom platform
Times: 9:00-10:30 AM in Washington DC (EDT), 4:00-5:30 PM in Finland (EEST); 8:00-9:30 PM in Thailand (ICT)
Moderator: Linda J. Yarr, Research Professor of International Affairs, Director, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA), George Washington University, United States
Speaker: Win Myo Thu, Director, Association of Advancing Livelihood and Regenerating Motherland (ALARM) & Visiting Fellow, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Speaker: Saw John Bright, Head of Water Governance Program, Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), Chiang Mai, Thailand
Commentator: Mira Käkönen, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tampere Institute for Advanced Study, Tampere University, Finland
See event details from the Siemenpuu’s event page. Recording of the event will be available on Sigur Center’s YouTube channel.