Lao Uplands Forum
November 2017 – March 2018

The forum takes form of a series of round table and consultation meetings organized from November 2017 to March 2018 in Vientiane, and will culminate with the Lao Uplands Conference 2018 organized in Luang Prabang from 5 to 7 March 2018. Finally, the main messages that will come out of the forum will be discussed by government officers and development partners during a SWG-ARG meeting organized in March 2018.

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The context of Lao uplands

The uplands of Lao PDR are defined as an area of multi-dimensional marginality, characterised by remoteness, diverse ethnicity, language, and culture, with a comparatively high level of poverty… read more

Why a Lao Uplands Forum now?

From 2011 to 2015, the Northern Uplands Development Programme (NUDP) supported a long series of consultations that involved a large range of “uplands stakeholders” and led to the Lao Uplands… read more

Convening agencies and participants

The Lao Uplands Forum is organized under the umbrella of the Sector Working Group on Agriculture and Rural Development (SWG-ARD)… read more