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    Meghna Knowledge Forum 2020

    Strengthening the science-policy interface for the integrated management of the Basin l North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India

    A scientific symposium, the Meghna Knowledge Forum (MKF) 2020 aims to provide a learning exchange platform on shared water governance issues in the Meghna Basin linked to Natural Resource Management (NRM) and community inclusion.  It will bring together more than 100 policymakers, researchers, civil society organisations (CSOs) and private sector representatives working in the Meghna basin, as well as the international experts on transboundary water resource management, youth, and women leaders from Bangladesh and India.


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Gokyo and its associated lakes with Nogjumba glacier in Everest Region Photo: © IUCN Nepal/Amit Poudyal

Protected areas

Seaweed farming in Ninh Tinh commune, Viet Nam, is incorporated into local governance models for coastal reefs and managed marine areas Photo: © James Hardcastle

Coastal and marine ecosystems

Endemic and threatened female golden langur Photo: © IUCN/Shyamal Datta, Aaranyak

Species and biodiversity

Wetlands of Viet Nam Photo: © IUCN Viet Nam

Water and wetlands

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