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EU-AFD webinar: "Inequalities and Environmental changes in the Mekong region: a scoping review"

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The Research Facility on Inequalities, a partnership between the European Commission (DevCo) and AFD, has launched its series of weekly webinars. After three years of research aiming to understand and address inequalities in developing and emerging countries, it is now time to share some of the results.

Join us for the seventh session of the EU-AFD Research Facility on Inequalities’ webinars to be held on Monday, July 6th at 11:00 am CEST, dedicated to the project Inequalities and environmental changes in the lower Mekong river basin.

Huynh Thi Phuong Linh, researcher at French Institute of Research for Development (IRD) in Ha Noi, will present the paper “Inequalities and Environmental changes in the Mekong region: a scoping review”, co-written with Stéphane Lagrée, Etienne Espagne and Alexis Drogoul.

Rising inequalities and accelerating environmental changes are two of the most significant and intertwined challenges of the twenty-first century. The Mekong River basin is both a crucial ecological constituent of the South-East Asian Region and a driving force of its economic dynamics. Numerous studies have tackled one specific aspects of the relation between environmental changes and inequalities in the region, but no holistic assessment has been conducted so far. It is thus essential to conduct scoping and systematic reviews on the topic to help sort out the consolidated results which is useful for policy makers; then to identify from the topics where more research would be needed. The environmental aspects investigated include (but are not limited to) dam construction, pollution, resources over-extraction, land degradation and climate change impacts; their impacts vary from one group of population to another and are strongly informed by social inequalities. This presentation covers the result of scoping review in which scientific, institutional and gray documents are scoped and filtered according to criteria of inclusion and exclusion.14.407 studies from five countries including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam are investigated. The results will produce a systematic map of the different manifestations of environmental changes and inequalities relation studied and their distribution across countries and knowledge realms, identify gap of knowledge, and provide foundation for the systematic review.

You can also find the schedule of upcoming webinars on the Research Facility on Inequalities’ website in the “Events” section.

For those of you who were not able to join us for the previous sessions, you will also find the replays on our webpage.

The EU-AFD Research Facility on Inequalities is a partnership aiming to enhance the knowledge and understanding of socioeconomic inequalities. This program, funded by the European Commission and implemented by AFD, has launched 22 research projects for which the results will be available in 2020.

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