Laos Progressing towards Integrated Water Resources Management at Nam Ngum River Basin: Insights from Field Study Trip to Vientiane

At the beginning of November I travelled to Vientiane for two weeks to interview key stakeholders and actors of the Laotian water management sector to update information related to the progress of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at Nam Ngum River Basin (NNRB). I met many experts and officials from the Department of Water Resources Read more about Laos Progressing towards Integrated Water Resources Management at Nam Ngum River Basin: Insights from Field Study Trip to Vientiane[…]

Building Up Smart Machinery for Sustainable Development

When we think about futures challenges of the world, we can note that there are still vital basic needs which should be met. The explosion in the world´s population appears to be slowing down. Fifty years ago an average woman had between 5-6 children. Today global average is 2.6 children, while the replacement level is Read more about Building Up Smart Machinery for Sustainable Development[…]

Seeking promising green growth development paths: Adaptive foresight process towards sustainability in Laos

The recently published FFRC e-book “Futures Horizon to Sustainability Challenges of the Lao PDR 2050. Adaptive Foresight Thinking and New Futures Perspectives to Energy and Natural Resource Planning in the Lao People´s Democratic Republic” by J. Kaivo-oja, S. Jusi, J. Luukkanen, J. Panula-Ontto and K. Kouphokham focuses on energy and natural resource planning in Laos. Read more about Seeking promising green growth development paths: Adaptive foresight process towards sustainability in Laos[…]

SEMINAR: CONTESTED FUTURES IN THE MEKONG REGION

Prior to FFRC annual conference, climate change mitigation and adaptation, renewable energy production and Finland’s role in the Mekong region were discussed with local researchers and Finnish experts in a seminar organized by the FFRC, Development studies at the University of Helsinki and Siemenpuu Foundation on June 9th 2014. The event gathered a wide audience Read more about SEMINAR: CONTESTED FUTURES IN THE MEKONG REGION[…]

Sari Jusi’s public defence of her doctoral thesis

Finland Futures Research Centre’s Sari Jusi defended her PhD “Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Approach in Water Governance in Lao PDR: Cases of Hydropower and Irrigation” at the Univeristy of Tampere last Friday 19th of April 2013. A permanent address to access the publication is http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-44-9097-2.  Congratulations Sari!! Sari listening to comments from the examiner Read more about Sari Jusi’s public defence of her doctoral thesis[…]

Sustainable Energy Development Seminar

Vientiane Times article on Sustainable Energy Development Seminar, 11.12.2012 On Friday December 7 the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) of Laos co-hosted a seminar on Sustainable Energy Development at Lao Plaza together with Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC), Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) Mekong, Embassy of Finland and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Read more about Sustainable Energy Development Seminar[…]

A unique public discussion held in Laos on the mainstream dams

In October 18th, 2012 a round table discussion on mainstream dams took place in Vientiane at the French Centre. The event was part of the 9th Asia EuropePeople’s Forum. The objective of the session was to discuss the institutional processes related to the decisions on the mainstream dams. The organisers of the event were HELVETAS Read more about A unique public discussion held in Laos on the mainstream dams[…]

Open and transparent energy sector dialogue

On September 4 the Swiss organization Helvetas co-hosted together with the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) a seminar in Vientiane which purpose was to initiate an open and transparent dialogue between the Government of Laos (GoL), civil society organization (CSOs) and development partners on power sector development. Until now CSOs, and especially local non-profit Read more about Open and transparent energy sector dialogue[…]

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