Hpa-an town sits alongside the Salween River in the southeastern part of Myanmar. It is the capital city of Karen (Kayin) State, and home to over 400,000 people who are mostly Karen ethnicity. Surrounding the town are numerous limestone karst mountains, within some of which are located sacred caves and temples. These same mountains, however, have also attracted the mining industry, who view them as raw materials for cement production.Read More
There are many stories about the Salween River. Myths from long ago. The hopes and tragedies of the recent past. The present day stories of a diversity of local lives and cultures. Dreams for a better future - some shared and some dissimiliar.
“Salween Stories” is a space to share the stories of this unique river, told by those who live alongside and passionately care about its future.Read More
By Panglong Video [Shan Herald Agency, 18 July 2017]
Video about the Salween local research exhibition at the Thai Studies conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 15 to 18 July 2017.
See the video at: https://www.facebook.com/PangLongOnlineVideo/videos/1180336375403816/
The Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy has been planned as an annual event with the first iteration occurring in 2011. It is the largest event of its kind in the Mekong Region.
It is a major, regional knowledge-sharing event, interfacing knowledge producers with knowledge users.Read More