On behalf of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership, we are excited to host the first Mekong – U.S. Partnership Track 1.5 Policy Dialogue to explore solutions to key policy and sustainability challenges facing the Lower Mekong. The conference will be opened with a keynote address from Ambassador Atul Keshap, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs. Although the rest of the conference is private, the opening plenary is open to the public and we hope you will watch this exciting event along with us.
Have a question for the panelists? Please email your questions to [email protected] before or during the open plenary.
Demonstrate the importance of US-Mekong engagement on critical issues and provide space to discuss and promote the work of regional initiatives.
Provide an interactive and publicly accessible approach for policy dialogue that demonstrates values such as respect for sovereignty and international law, transparency, and sustainable development.
Support and enhance multi-track dialogue among the current and next generation of government officials, policy specialists, subject-matter experts, civil society stakeholders, with special emphasis on youth, women, and indigenous cohorts by providing opportunities for building institutional partnerships, data-sharing, and the co-design of innovative policy solutions to key transboundary priorities and challenges.
Build capacity for the dissemination and incorporation of data-driven and transparent tools and resources and best practices in solving key transboundary priorities and challenges.