Andrea Haefner

Development outlook: Exploring the opportunities of Southeast Asia

ANDREA HAEFNER AND SOVINDA PO | Download PDF Introduction Southeast Asia stands at the crossroads of geopolitical, economic, and cultural significance,… Read More

Griffith Asia-Pacific Strategic Outlook 2024

Discover the region's challenges and opportunities for sustainable development in the Griffith Asia-Pacific Strategic Outlook 2024! Read More

Mekong River: Turning declaration into actions

ANDREA HAEFNER | Australia has been engaged in the Mekong region for decades, including supporting the Mekong River Commission. This support has been multi-faceted… Read More

Duelling diplomacy over Southeast Asia’s most important river

Despite climate change and the cost hydropower dams, Mekong River nations will find it difficult to turn away from China. Read More

Access to education and its impact on gender disparity in Laos

For the Asia Pacific Women thought leadership series, Andrea Haefner discusses access to education and its impact on gender disparity in Laos Read More

25 years of the Mekong River Commission: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Last week marked the 25th anniversary since Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam signed the Mekong Agreement to develop and protect the Southeast Asia’s most important river, the mighty yet troubled Mekong River. This provides an opportunity to review the historical developments of the inter-governmental organisation, its key challenges and achievements, and look ahead. Read More

Training program on water governance for Lao officials

ANDREA HAEFNER | During September, fifteen Lao nationals from the Faculty of Water Resources, National University of Laos and the Department of Water… Read More

Pak Beng consultation process improved, but to what end?

ANDREA HAEFNER | Last week, over 190 representatives from different interest groups including the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) Secretariat, member countries, development partners,… Read More

Negotiating for water resources – bridging transboundary river basins

ANDREA HAEFNER | Dr Andrea Haefner, an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Griffith Asia Institute, recently published a book focusing on transboundary river… Read More

The water-energy-food nexus in the Mekong subregion: Uneven trade-offs

ANDREA HAEFNER | The Mekong River, flowing through Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, is the largest river in Southeast Asia. It… Read More


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