Regional Partners

Asian Institute of Technology

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is a regional institution offering post graduate education and short-course training with an extensive network of alumni in over 40 countries. Through its Aqua Outreach Programme, AIT has been helping farmers and communities in the Mekong region manage their aquatic resources for over a decade. The Programme offers students opportunities to address real issues related to wetland development and conservation. AIT’s network of national and local institutions in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam will be a focal point for the development of the Wetlands Alliance.



The Asian Coastal Resources Institute Foundation (CORIN-Asia) is a local institution that works on coastal and aquatic resource management issues around the Mekong region. CORIN-Asia Foundation draws from more than 15 years of experience in working with communities by empowering human resources and adding value to resources at the local level. Our focus is to promote sustainable coastal and aquatic resources management by facilitating community-based activities, public awareness and capacity building programs.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Greater Mekong Programme work across Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to help conserve the rich biodiversity and natural ecosystems of this region. We focus our work within four globally important ecoregions: Mekong River, Greater Annamite, Dry Forests, and Kayah Karen Tenasserim.

WWF Greater Mekong collaborates with a range of partners including local communities, government departments and industry, media and other WWF organisations such as WWF China on Mekong River work.

WWF Vietnam and Cambodia have various field and policy initiatives at local to national and even regional levels to promote the biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of wetlands in the lower Mekong river basin.

WWF Greater Mekong brings together its experience and expertise in maintaining and protecting ecosystems, conserving flagship species, responding to threats by climate change, and building capacity in environmental governance to support the Wetlands Alliance. Together with other alliance partners working to improve the management of wetlands for the benefit of the people directly or indirectly depend on them.

The WorldFish Center

The WorldFish Center (formerly ICLARM) is an international research organization committed to reducing poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture in developing countries. In the Mekong region, WorldFish has been working to improve health and food security, livelihoods and aquatic ecosystem sustainability through research, capacity building, and policy support. With more than 25 years’ experience and ongoing collaboration in more than 50 countries, WorldFish is uniquely positioned to broker the exchange of experience regionally and globally. As a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, WorldFish brings to the Alliance an unparalleled breadth of expertise in partnership with other CGIAR centres, to apply holistic, cross-sectoral approaches that set fisheries in the larger context of development.