LENS ON MEKONG

Generating meaningful youth-led conversation

regarding Mekong Delta environmental crisis using photojournalism

About

LENS ON MEKONG

The Mekong basin and river system is rich in culture and ecological diversity. Communities, livelihood and identities have been built through and around it for generations.

 

But the system is breaking down under the weight of many environmental and socio-economic pressures. Yet, there is a lack of grounded understanding of the problems faced by communities in Lower Mekong Basin. Youths hardly find themselves empowered to effectively share their stories and hopes for their future. Because such stories still go unheard, policy making tackling these issues are moving far too slowly for the change we need.

 

This cannot continue. We believe that we need to move people and policy towards effective solutions urgently. For that we need to build empathy through the lens of our own experiences that can break our cultural barriers. Through building a youth community of photojournalist in Lower Mekong Basin, we are starting ground up conversation that empowers collaborative action.

LENS ON MEKONG WORKSHOP- FEBRUARY 2019

 

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Do you have a photo story to contribute to this gallery? Email us your photos and we might post yours here too! 

 
 

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